Zyprexa - Hi, mom had a manic episodes followed by depression, was put under haldol first and she?
Added 27 Oct 2014:
She bacame robotic after 2 weeks of the meds. Followed by depression with hearing things as well. Doc then changed the meds to olanzapine,but haldol was still given at a low dose. Morning haldol 2.5g and evening 5g olanzapine. Now that haldol was out, only olanzapine per day 5g. I can see she has trouble sleeping as i thought olanzapine can helps sleep well, but it has been a week she seems restless and wanted to do everyhting in the house, cooking , cleaning etc. as if she has tons of energy without enough sleeps. And i can see the manic episodes could come with her preassured speech and those flights of ideas (she wanted to buy a car but she dont know how to drive) its really easy for her to get upsets if i talk about changing meds and her not sleeping... Just a worried son.. By the way, she's 60
My mom has been on the same zyprexa for about 5 months. Before zyprexa she was having hallucinations and depression. Now she does not sleep for 2-3 days at a time and continues to be unfocused and cleaning non stop as well. She has never been diagnosed with scitz or any precise mental disorder. She thinks the Zyprexa is for depression and does not think she has a problem at all. Its so sad to watch her cleaning and getting out of breath and she has been hospitalized from inhaling multiple cleaning agents causing her breathing troubles. She often itches her skin til it becomes inflamed and flaky and cannot stop itching. Its really hard I know your frustration. I just want my mom back.
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