Zyprexa (Olanzapine) and haldol???

Discussion in 'Therapy and Medication' started by Oak, Dec 6, 2008.

  1. Oak

    Oak Senior Member & Antiquities Friend

    Has anyone been on this combo from their shrink? Have you benefit from it?
    How long before you feel a change?

    i'd really much like your imputs on this combo.

    thanks
    granny
     
  2. dazzle11215

    dazzle11215 Staff Alumni

    i haven't been on that combo, but i am on zyprexa with lithium. as far as i remember zyprexa is quick acting, and can start working within a few days. that was my experience. can't comment on the haldol part of yr. meds.
     
  3. Aaron

    Aaron Well-Known Member

    I originally started out on Zyprexa it worked pretty fast on stabilising my mood swings, though things degenerated after about 6months when I was prescribed Zyprexa alongside Sodium Valproate and an anti-depressant.

    Many people say it is a strong drug, be aware it can make you crave carbs, I put on over a stone in weight.
     
  4. nagisa

    nagisa Chat & Forum Buddy Staff Alumni

    I'm not on Zyprexa, I'm on Seroquel, but my doctor did add Haldol to my list of meds. She told me that a combination of atypical antipsychotics with a low dose of a typical antipsychotic is supposed to help greatly. I definitely have to agree that it works well for me. I hope the combination of zyprexa and haldol work well for you.
     
  5. Oak

    Oak Senior Member & Antiquities Friend

    Thanks for replies. True enough that Zyprexa start working quickly. I can already see changes. I didnt belive that Haldol could work so fast and that it would help on the halllucinations but i must admit that the combo has changed my life. It is not a cure but sure keeps things under control much better than any other combo i have been onto.

    You are great guys, thanks for your imput and I'll keep an eye on the carving as he did warn me that i would open my appetite.

    Lots of love and hugs to you all for replying.

    Many blessings
    Granny xx