Zyprexa and long-term use

Discussion in 'Therapy and Medication' started by Little_me, May 17, 2009.

  1. Little_me

    Little_me Well-Known Member

    I've, for almost one year, been using a low dose of Zyprexa (2.5-5 mg olanzapine) to reduce my anxiety and panic attacks (these trigger my suicidal thoughts and -behavior and it has been vital to have these under control) the thing:
    I haven't got any side effects at all besides some tremor (shakes) I haven't even gained weight (!) BUT now I worry about the long-term use. Is it possible for Zyprexa to be safe long-term at a very low dose? I've heard so many horrible stories but is there anyone with positive experiences that may share their thoughts?
    Zyprexa is the only thing that can keep my attacks under control, and I've tried tons of stuff including narcotic medications (by prescription then)... Has anyone here used Zyprexa in long-term with good result?
  2. total eclipse

    total eclipse SF Friend Staff Alumni

    my daughter tried this med but couldn't stay on it because of the side effects. I would ask you doctor what he thinks about using it long term sorry couldn't be much help