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Bluebird2: Coming off Olanzipine after 25 Days


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I have been on olanzipine for 25 days at 5mg for anxiety and need to come off it due to it's destructive properties. I had no idea it was so dangerous. Can I have urgent advice on how to come off it. Do I need to taper and if so how? Or can I just stop as I haven't been on it for long? I am speaking to my GP on Monday but need to start sooner rather than later with this process.  Many thanks 

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Hello @Bluebird2

Welcome to SA.

 

To get you started and to give you pertinent information, could you summarize your medication history in a signature – only drugs, doses, dates, and discontinuations & reinstatements in a vertical list format.  

 

Account Settings – Create or Edit a signature.

 

Here is a link addressing our tapering philosophy:

Why taper by 10% of my dosage?  

 

You've been on olanzipine a short time, it's true.  Still, I wouldn't go cold turkey.  As soon as you finish your signature, I can share your question with more experienced moderators.  In the meantime, I would hazard a suggestion of starting with a 20% cut, and moving to smaller cuts as you go.  Hurry and get this in so I can get you better help.  

Tips for tapering off Zyprexa (olanzapine) 

 

This is your Introduction site where you can ask questions, report your progress, and connect with other members.

I'm glad you've found us. 

Arbor

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Zoloft: 1995 - 2015

Prozac: 2015 - 2018 (tapered from 40mg x day on July 31 to 30mg on August 31 to 20mg on September 31 to 10mg October 31 to 0mg on  December 15, 2018

Gabapentin: 2016 to 2019  (tapered from 300mg x day to 150mg on August 31, 2019 to 75mg on September 15 to 50mg on September 31 to 25ishmg on October 15 to 0mg on December 1, 2019

Enalapril: 2010 - 2019

Lipitor: 2017 -2017

Metformin: 2000 - 2020

Liothyronine: 2007 - 2019

Levothyroxine: 2000 - 

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Hi @Bluebird2--One of the other moderators who has excellent experience with tapering psycho-drugs has recommended you look at this recommendation from Alto:

 

https://www.survivingantidepressants.org/topic/1024-why-taper-by-10-of-my-dosage/page/2/?tab=comments#comment-555302

 

Let us know how you're doing,

Arbor

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Zoloft: 1995 - 2015

Prozac: 2015 - 2018 (tapered from 40mg x day on July 31 to 30mg on August 31 to 20mg on September 31 to 10mg October 31 to 0mg on  December 15, 2018

Gabapentin: 2016 to 2019  (tapered from 300mg x day to 150mg on August 31, 2019 to 75mg on September 15 to 50mg on September 31 to 25ishmg on October 15 to 0mg on December 1, 2019

Enalapril: 2010 - 2019

Lipitor: 2017 -2017

Metformin: 2000 - 2020

Liothyronine: 2007 - 2019

Levothyroxine: 2000 - 

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