My husband suffers from Delusional Paranoia and has affected our family in the most horrendous way. We have finally started him on Zyprexa. We are praying that the medication will help his way of thinking of what is real and what isn't. The suspicious on the daily basis is mentally draining for all of us as a family whole. I am learning so much about this illness and trying to understand the triggers as well as trying to hold things together...
I’m on Zyprexa and it was about two weeks for it to build in the blood stream. It has helped me tremendously.
Hi, HELP! From the National Alliance on Mental Illness:
"How Long Does It Take For Olanzapine To Work?
It is very important to tell your doctor how you feel things are going during the first few weeks after you start taking olanzapine. It will probably take several weeks to see big enough changes in your symptoms to decide if olanzapine is the right medication for you."
Best regards and good luck with this medication! Wildcat
- Zyprexa Information for Consumers
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