I’ve been on 10 mgs Zyprexa since 1997. I take it at night before I go to bed. When I was working I had a hard time waking up so I tried taking it in the morning for a week. It made me want to fall a sleep standing up. So I take it at night. I’ve gotten use to it over the years. I use coffee to fight the sedation and to wake me up faster in the morning.
When I first got out of the hospital in 1997 they had me drugged with haldol. I couldn’t get out of bed I was so drugged. I found a doctor and he prescribed Zyprexa. I quit taking it and had a relapse. It took about 5 years to recover from that psychosis on Zyprexa. It was a slow recover but I decided if I was going to dedicate to meds the rest of my life it would have to be at a dose of something I could tolerate.
I tried other meds but always went back to Zyprexa. When trying other meds I could feel psychosis coming on.
On a side not Zyprexa is stored in your fat cells. When I had a relapse it took 30 days before I had a psychotic break. The doctor told me the drug was built up in my system. Thats why it took 30 day.
The longest I’ve gone without taking it since is 4 days when I was in the hospital for a bleeding issue.
Just so you know you can skip a dose here or there without much effect because it’s built up in your system.
Myself I have a difficult time sleeping without it.
I still have a lot of problems from schiz like psychological issues but the hallucinations and delusions have subsided over time. The only time I get hallucinations and delusions is when I’m stressed.
I still have paranoia and fear of going places alone. I get anxiety just walking out the door.