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Condition: Additional Medications to Treat Depression
5/26/2009 6:16:32 PM

Reviewer: AkathisiaFreak, 19-24 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
My experience with Zyprexa (olanzapine) is probably not representative of most patients who take the drug. I have learned (the hard way) that I am very sensitive to anti-dopamine drugs such as Zyprexa, so what I say here won't apply to everybody. In any event, I got the drug to combat major depression as well as frequent mood swings that felt like the hypomania of Bipolar-II disorder. U ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Additional Medications to Treat Depression
5/22/2009 1:48:22 PM

Reviewer: AllisonJune, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
The longer I was on Zyprexa, and the higher the dosage, the more weight I gained and the more I slept. I gained 50 pounds in 5 and a half years before I was finally taken off of it. I've been completely off of it for less than 2 weeks, and I've already lost at least 10 pounds. I didn't mind sleeping all the time. I kinda liked it, but I knew that 12 to 18 hours a night wasn't norma ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Additional Medications to Treat Depression
5/21/2009 3:39:55 PM

Reviewer: John, 25-34 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I take a small dose only as needed and only for as long as I need it (2.5mg to 5mg). I go through episodes where I get non-stop anxiety so bad that I can't sleep at all, one big adrenaline rush. This is the only medication I've used that's helped. I've been struggling for 13 years with this and after a half hour of taking the first dose I was able to lay back on the couch and ju ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Additional Medications to Treat Depression
5/17/2009 9:52:59 AM

Reviewer: cyberchar, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I couldn't remember the last time I slept all night. I have rheumatoid arthritis and cirrhosis of the liver so my insomnia was caused by pain but also worry. Racing thoughts is what the doctor described what was happening to me. Now, I take the Zyprexa with Zoloft and Valium and go to sleep for a good 6 hours before waking. Something I thought I would never be able to do again, even with the h ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Additional Medications to Treat Depression
3/5/2009 12:09:04 AM

Reviewer: lisa23, 25-34 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
my brother at 27 years old had a bad experience with Zyprexa he a Sizure while taking this medicine!!!!!!!!!!!

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