Well, I hope it goes well for you but the horror stories on the Internet suggest it won’t. If you are experiencing sleep problems with a small reduction now, your sleep problems will be brutal when you quit. It makes me sad to see this happen to others. The odd thing is this problem doesn’t effect everyone, there are people that take olanzapine and quit just fine, but there is a subset of individuals that can no longer sleep. I can’t find an explanation or a fix. The best I have been able to do is to take 1mg of clonazepam to sleep, I’ve tried numerous other medications for sleep and it seems to work best.
I’ve tried quitting olanzapine several times, I always went back on it because I couldn’t sleep. But this last time it stopped working for sleep. It is now a totally useless drug for me. I can only hope that one day my ability to sleep comes back but I think I am in in it for the long haul based on what I have read about other peoples experiences.
For now clonazepam is as good as it gets, but I will be come a benzo dependent person because of it, so if my sleep does return the next battle will to taper down and ween myself off clonazepam. It’s a serious drug too, I heard if you just stop taking it you can have a seizure and die, you have to reduce it very slowly.