Posted 28 February 2017 - 04:16 PM
I too am tapering olanzapine. I've read in the tapering olanzapine thread that the liquid solution lasts in the fridge for 48 hrs. So if you take it at the same time every day - day 1 at 0 hours, day 2 at 24 hrs and day 3 at 48 hrs so you can get 3 days of doses each time you make it.
I have made a rough schedule for coming off but I am going by how I feel. Not strictly according to a schedule. That way I avoid most withdrawal symptoms. As you get to lower amounts the drug affects you less so oh well if it takes some years to come off as long as I feel fairly well while I am doing it. I make small cuts and wait till I am sleeping well again before making another cut.
How are you doing? I hope well.
June 2011 I was put on 10 mg Olanzapine. I stayed on that for 7 months then went down to 5 mg for 3 months and then went down to 2.5mg and slowly went down to less than .3 every few days. I have tried to come off 4 times, each time getting down to less than .3 before having to go back on at 5mg or 2.5mg. I would cut by 50% each taper. From Jan 2015 to June 2015 I reduced from about 5mg to .3 mg. This last time I went on 2.5 mg last June 2015 until July 2, 2016. July 3, 2016 I went down to 1.25mg - withdrawal hit. Up dosed to liquid 2 mg July 23, 2016.
2 mg Olanzapine as of July 23, 2016
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