Hello everyone! This will be my first post here. I’m diagnosed with SZA & my best medication used to be Seroquel, until it started to mess with my heart too much.
I’m currently in the process of getting back on some AP & I’ve been leaning on giving Zyprexa another shot. However, I am a bit perplexed by this & I wonder if someone here has gotten the same kind of reaction to it that I did. So in general: when people describe Zyprexa they usually talk about hunger, cravings for fat & sweets, an unstoppable appetite & everything tasting spectacular. I quite liked Zyprexa, even though it made me having trouble staying awake during the day (though it wasn’t like I was sleepy or tired, it was more like sleep invading everything). My highest dose was 7.5mg, stayed on it for a bit over a month. Here comes the weird part: I could barely eat while on the medication. I had zero appetite, I would usually eat normal to large portions of food & had no problem with eating at any time of the day: Zyprexa just made me want to vomit at the sight of food, no matter the time. Eating even a small portion of food would take me at least an hour & I couldn’t eat sweets or snacks. I still have problems with some foods after quitting it 4 months ago, those things just taste foul now. Even just a consuming a simple salad felt like a mission to the moon.
So, anyone that experienced something similar while on Zyprexa & have any advice? I usually do better on night-time medications, weather it is an AP or an AD which is why I’m almost willing to try it again. I can’t tolerate Lithium anymore, since it messes with my thinking too much after 6+ years (Valproate is an option but I fear it also would mess too much with thinking) which means that my pdoc wants me on something that can stabilize both upwards & downwards in mood. I’d like to try Latuda, but since it doesn’t affect mania my pdoc isn’t fully on board. It basically stands between Zyprexa, Abilify or Risperdal/Invega (some newer meds aren’t available in my country yet) & it sucks. My only medication atm is Mirtazapine.
Well, that’s that. Happy weekend everyone!