@Hibari - I have been taking the l-theanine (300 mgs a day) for almost two weeks now. I am finding that it isn't helping unfortunately. Well, maybe a little bit. Although the anxiety been pretty bad for the past week or so.
I bought a night mask also. I am finding that it isn't making much difference. However, I do find that I have a much easier time waking up rather that sleeping through the alarm like I used to.
So, I decided to increase my olanzapine back up to the dose I am prescribed - 2.5 mg in the morning and 5 mg at night. My signature has been updated accordingly. I suppose that I am throwing in the towel on that front in some ways. However, maybe I should just focus on eliminating the Effexor completely because that may be causing some or a lot of the agitation.
I had a blood test recently and everything is fine apart from some heightened cholesterol. There's always the fear of developing tardive dyskinesia as I am well in my 40s now. Olanzapine is supposed to help with anxiety though.
I am studying at the moment as well as working full-time. I have exams coming up so I am busy studying etc.
I hope that everyone is doing well.
All the best,
Previously - zopiclone, risperidone, lyrica (pregabalin), ativan (lorezapam)
07/Jun/2016 - 80mg effexor, 5mg olanzapine, 15mg mirtazpine
25/Jun/2016 - 80mg effexor, 4.5mg olanzapine, 15mg mirtazpine
04/Jul/2016 - 72mg effexor, 4.5mg olanzapine, 15mg mirtazpine
01/Aug/2016 - 65mg effexor, 4.5mg olanzapine, 15mg mirtazpine
12/Aug/2016 - 75mg effexor, 4.5mg olanzapine, 15mg mirtazpine
03/Oct/2016 - 70mg effexor, 4.5mg olanzapine, 15mg mirtazpine
29/Oct/2016 - 65mg effexor, 4.5mg olanzapine, 15mg mirtazpine
25/Nov/2016 - 65mg effexor, 4mg olanzapine, 15mg mirtazpine
25/Dec/2016 - 60mg effexor, 3.6mg olanzapine, 15mg mirtazpine
18/Jan/2017 - 60mg effexor, 5.25mg olanzapine, 15mg mirtazpine
27/Mar/2017 - 54mg effexor, 5.25mg olanzapine, 15mg mirtazpine
23/Apr/2017 - 54mg effexor, 7.5mg olanzapine, 15mg mirtazpine
valium (diazepam) as needed. Not daily. Rarely in fact.
Supplements - Magnesium, Omega-3, L-Theanine, Sterol and Stanols.
Note : I would really hope that nobody uses my tapering history as a guideline. It might not work well for somebody else tapering similar medications.