Well today is one week since my last dose of olanzapine which means it should be out of my system by now, or if not extremely small trace amounts.
Other than this insane insomnia, I haven’t really experienced any withdrawal effects this time quitting. A little anxiety and agitation when I am really tired but that is eliminated by the gababentin.
Based on all the reading I have been doing online about others experiencing insomnia after quitting olanzapine it looks like I am in this for the long haul, possibly years, I’m not looking forward to that but I don’t know what I can do about it, apparently take sleep meds and that is about it. The problem is the sleep quality on medication isn’t is good as a natural sleep, but it is a lot better than no sleep.
My only concern is that both Zopiclone and Gabapentin come with dependency issues and withdrawals when you quit, but I need to sleep so I don’t have much choice in the matter. I’ll climb that mountain when I come to it, I’ll just slowly reduce my gabapentin and zopilcone, one at a time, and deal with the withdrawals when the times comes.