Interesting use for Zyprexa. I notice that drowsiness is listed as a potential side effect, and that it sometimes used in combination to help a person think more clearly and positively, and have less agitation. Could that be part of the effect? Maybe the doctor is trying to help solve what they think is an underlying cause of the insomnia?
WebMd says: Olanzapine is used to treat certain mental/mood conditions (such as schizophrenia , bipolar disorder). It may also be used in combination with other medication to treat depression. This medication can help to decrease hallucinations and help you to think more clearly and positively about yourself, feel less agitated, and take a more active part in everyday life.View Thread
Right now I am taking 2 350 mg capsules twice a day, dosage determined by internet research. I looked for something from a relatively reputable brand in a gel cap and 100 capsules cost me about ten dollars. I got mine in the natural supplements section of my grocery store.
I have also used the tea, brewed strong, but not heating the water beyond a gentle boil, and covered while steeping.
The effect of St Johns wort is fairly mild for me. I have no side effects but some people experience them, such as light sensitivity or drug interactions with other medications. For me, it just helps me have a little more of a positive mood, and I bounce back more quickly from upset. It's really more of a supportive thing than a cure for depression. The best I can describe it is I just feel a little bit "lighter," it's a bit easier to recognize good things happening.
If you can find a decent quality gel cap, Iyou may want to try one of them twice a day, 300-350 milligrams seems to be about standard. If that doesn't help, try two. Of course, talk to a health care professional or at least chat with a pharmacist about drug interactions. There's plenty of information on the net but not all of it is reliable so be careful.View Thread
First of all, I feel for you. Reading your words helps shed light on my own situation as well. You have learned that his behavior is not normal, and you see the ways you are affected by it. This is great and it will help you heal yourself.
It's true that he may not see another way of being. However, he is a sapient life form... a person... and an adult. It is his own responsibility to see how his behavior affects other people. You can only excuse him so much because how he is treating other people is wrong. Even if he is completely depressed all the time, there are steps he could have taken to make things better. He could noticed that other people around him treat their family kindly. The fact that he didn't seem to try says a few things about him.
But where do you go from here? If you can find a good counselor to help you learn the things he didn't teach you, that will help. Your community will help. The sad truth is, his life is his own responsibility, and your life is yours. If he treats you badly, you can ask him to stop. If he doesn't stop, it's your choice what to do with that. For your own sake, keep working on yourself, and try not to buy into his drama too much.
If they are late in releasing the generic, then you still have options. Call your insurance and ask for prescription benefit information, then ask if a "prior authorization" will be available for the Cymbalta if it isn't covered by the plan. If the agent doesn't know, ask for a supervisor because they may have more information. If nothing else, call them after the new year and ask the same question. You may have a long hold time, but they will have extra people working to take the extra people calling in. A pretty good time to call is early afternoon because there is a lot of overlap with shifts.
I work for a mail order pharmacy, so if you need advice about the best way to inquire about prescription coverage, I'm happy to help.View Thread
Thanks for mentioning that, I found your point really helpful. It's true, when the subject of suicide comes up some people just brush it off. Other people get really freaked out about suicide if it is brought up, and that for me is a reason not to talk about it. And that's not good either! If I were contemplating suicide, I would want a sympathetic and caring ear, not someone who would jump to conclusions _or_ brush it off. That might give me a reason for life. As for the original poster, I wish the best to her.View Thread
Agreed. Venting is perfectly fine, everyone is welcome to do that, and everyone needs to now and then. That's partly what we're here for, to listen. However, as a favor to those of us who want to help, it would be really good if we knew whether someone posting wanted a sympathetic ear or if they wanted advice. That way we wouldn't give advice when it wasn't wanted, as it looks like happened here.View Thread
If you keep posting here, and get good advice, and ignore it, and come back and post the same things, then you will never see any change. The power is in you to change. You have to choose to do it. Please read what other people have already advised you before. There isn't any magical cure beyond what has already said.View Thread