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aevyn

632d

Before I started the Zyprexa I had very bad anxiety and took an anxiety medication as needed. Once I started the Zyprexa the anxiety completely disappeared. Now, 2.5 years later, I have stopped the Zyprexa and my anxiety has returned in full force. I'm not sure what to do.

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    • aevyn

      619d

      Update: I am now on zoloft and vistaril for my anxiety. It is maybe helping?

    • aevyn

      619d

      Update: I am now on zoloft and vistaril for my anxiety. It is maybe helping?

    • aevyn

      632d

      He just said that it wasn't supposed to be a long term medication, and I've already been on it for over two years. I am planning on calling him when I get back (I'm away for a week). I'm just not sure if I should go back on the Zyprexa or go on a medication specifically for anxiety.

      • wombatz

        631d

        @aevyn as someone who works in the medical field, i can confirm that taking antipsychotics like Zyprexa long term can cause some unpleasant irreversible side effects. i would still bring it up or even ask about similar medications that might be helpful in managing the anxiety

      • aevyn

        632d

        @aevyn And also my OCD has gotten much worse since I stopped it.

    • Dexxy

      632d

      What circumstances lead to you being taken off the Zyprexa? Maybe you should try explaining to your doctor that the Zyprexa was helping you with anxiety. Zyprexa was also something thay helped me a lot with anxiety and intrusive thoughts.

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