... dyskinesia and painful muscle strain. I also had to go to lock up psych unit at hospital once or twice a year. I then secretly only took a pill if I felt I needed it. The tardive dyskinesia and muscle stain pain went away and didn't have to go to the hospital for 17 years since. I now take half a pill of olanzapine only When I feel I need it. About once a week and I've been fine. My new psychiatrist has found out about this and she says I can take it as I wish
I have taken Olanzapine daily for 10 years. All ranging from 20mg to 10mg. I didn’t even know it can cause Tardive Dyskinesia. My doctor never told me either. Luckily I have not developed this illness until now. Sorry to hear you did and after such small doses.
Though Olanzapine is not a as need bases drug. You need to let it build in your body. What you are taking will not help the purpose you got it for. For as needed type of meds, ask ur doctor for an SSRI, like Ativan for example. Consult ur doc.
- Olanzapine Information for Consumers
- Olanzapine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Olanzapine (detailed)
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