What is your opinion on zyprexa?


#1

Tell me what you like and dislike in this med, please?
One pdoc told me, that in his opinion, its the best ap. One other told me, that Zyprexa catches many symptoms, while some others, aim just some specific symptoms.
For me its strange. I even don’t feel it, which is strange, cause its a heavy ap. I should be quite crazy lol… Nan, I am just very anxious without it, so I guess it maintains me for a minimum. But I should still pay many efforts to recover a bit more. But some other aps just made me crazier…


#2

I take 60mg zyprexa and I feel it’s the med that made the difference. I think it’s the best I have ever taken


#3

Was probably the best med I was on…


#4

Nice to see you have found meds that help you @Anna1.


#5

Liked: It’s flushable.

Disliked: Explosive weight gain and diabetes.


#6

Well, it doesn’t help me much still. But without it, its even worse, so I guess I need it.


#7

I prefer Invega over Zyprexa. Massive weight gain on that damn Zyprexa!


#8

I prefer Zyprexa Zydis. Works quicker and more potent.( in my opinion)


#9

20 years on zypo. 20 mg. Only med I’ve been prescribed, worked so I didn’t fuss with it. Btw, I work, not on ssdi.


#10

It was a good medication. It worked for symptoms. I just had high prolactin on it.


#11

It’s the most effective one I’ve tried yet, with no horrifying side effects like some of the others. Just a little restlessness. And I’ve tried Seroquel, Invega, Latuda before Zyprexa.


#12

I put on 35 kilos and it made me very tired all the time.

It works like a sledgehammer to the head


#13

I gained around 10lbs on it, and it didn’t really do much to my symptoms. I continued to deteriorate on it, though the deterioration may have been slowed by the med.


#14

Thanks for the answers, guys. Me, I still suffer from strong anxiety on it. I guess it wont help me much on this, isn’t it? :confused: … Its one of my most invalidating symptoms now this anxiety… I can handle the depression yet…


#15

Zyprexa killed my voices. I take 60mg


#16

I take 15 mg. I have been on it for 15+ years. Its the best for me. I ve tried to change to less fattening meds like Solian, seldox, quentapine and more. But I always get more symptoms then, and also insomnia, so I take my zyprexa. Part from the weight gain its a very pleasant med.


#17

Not sure about my opinion on Zyprexa as whether its effective to treat psychosis but I DO have an opinion on the 70-80 pounds it helped me gain!


#18

It’s a super AP for positive symptoms. Sadly I gained a LOT of weight and subsequently got diabetes. I changed to Abilify.


#19

Zyprexa sadly did nothing for my positive symptoms but did make me gain a lot of weight.