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I would like to know if Zyprexa2'5 or Mirtazapine can cause akathisia or involuntary movements. I'm taking Zyprexa, Scitalopran, Mirtazapina, valium, Ativan and Gabapentina. Since 5 months that I started taking Zyprexa I started having involuntary movements and terrible shaking some days. Is there any one who can help me to know the reason? Thanks a lot. I will apreciated some help.

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I'm trying to know why I'm trembling and shaking. I'm taking Valium 25 mg...Lorazepan 3 mg, gabapentin 900mg...scitalopran and Zyprexa 2'5.

I don't know if I'm in tolerance or could be an interaction with the drugs. The antisipcotics produce Akathisia but my dosage of Zyprexa is very low. I'm lost...don't know where to star tapering. I started 5 days ago tapering valium 3/4...but I don't know if its correct  because I keep having my involuntary movements. Don't know if the other meds or benzos can produce akathisia or shaking. Thanks a lot for your help.

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Welcome, Mara.


Zyprexa in particular is known to cause involuntary movements. This is a major adverse effect of the drug.


We see other drugs in combination also causing involuntary movements and akathisia -- but the two are not the same at all.


You are taking a lot of drugs. What is the dosage and what time of day do you take each of them? How long have you been taking each?


How often are you taking Valium? If you have been taking Valium for more than a couple of weeks, stop tapering it.


Please put ALL your drugs in the Drug Interactions Checker https://www.drugs.com/drug_interactions.php
and copy and paste the results in this topic.

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Hi Mara 

Welcome to sa.

Gee it might be my imagination but there seems to be a big surge of new members occurring in the past 24 hours. And some of the plights the doctors have put people on is jaw dropping.

My goodness that is one smorgasboard of chemicals you are taking. I'm surprised you can even get out of  bed each day. I shudder at the thought of what the doses might possibly be.


When people first join they do a drug signature which appears below their posts. It gives approx. start stop dates drug and dosages and prior taper approaches if any. 

Are you able to do this as well as run the drug interaction checker.

What was the doctors justification for so many drugs??


Anyway so glad you found sa.


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Please tell them about your problems taking and withdrawing from antidepressants and/or benzos.

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