Libido loss effect of Zyprexa

We have 276 consumer reports for Zyprexa. Libido loss effect occurred in 12%.

Patients statistics on Libido loss side effect for Zyprexa

Female
Male

Average weight in Lbs
166.53
184.33

Average height in Ft
5′ 6″
5′ 10″

Average age
44
39

Zyprexa Circle Diagram 33 consumers of 276 reported about Libido loss

  1. Glenn E. Nichols says:
    3.0 rating

    Zyprexa for Schizophrenia

    Hello, I have been on 5mg Zyprexa for about 2 months and have gained 5kg since then. In addition, I feel a bit weak and listless, but that may not be due to the drug. But it helps against the delusions. Now I’m wondering if I can reduce the dose or try another medicine, because I do not want to continue to gain weight. Especially in the late afternoon and evening I get cravings, against which I do not arrive.

  2. Helen J. Perez says:
    4.5 rating

    Zyprexa for Delusion

    Due to a fear and panic disorder with delusional thoughts that made me almost impossible to feed, I came to a psychosomatic clinic. Relatively quickly, the doctors came to the conclusion that zyprexa is the right medicine for me. I thought about it for a long time, also because of all the horror stories in the net. In the end, I relied on my doctors and, out of desperation, started on 2.5 mg. The dose was gradually increased to 7.5 mg. What is still relatively low doses. I deeply regret taking this medicine. I do not think it helped me either. The side effects were bad. I was a zombie! I only wanted to sleep and I slept long and comatose. In the evenings, after taking zyprexa, I hardly had any memory in the morning. I was disinterested in everything. Could not concentrate. Do not read. I watched an unpretentious series again and again, for 2 years. The weight gain was limited in my case, but can absolutely understand that it is in some people totally exhausted. And although I was really paralyzed, I still had strong anxiety. I had little desire for sex and I could not get an orgasm anymore. My partner finally wanted me to sell this drug. I had taken the time to retreat for three quarters of a year. Slowly I have lowered the dosage and first observed a few weeks, how I am. At first it was always worse, but that settled again. The big hammer came only when I wanted to sell it completely. Again and again I had to start again with a small dose. From my psychiatrist (where you have to say definitely that you no longer want, otherwise you take forever) I have zyprexa (olanzapine) prescribed in drops, so as to let the dose even smaller crawl. When I let the last drop, my partner disposed of the drug once and for all. 3 months strong withdrawal symptoms! I could barely eat any food and when she came out right away. I was in the hospital for a week to inject fluids intravenously. Plus: heavy dizziness, restlessness, thought-rush, panic, trembling, depression … It was worse than anything ever before. I have not taken it for two years now. I’m overjoyed and strongly advise everyone against it. Without my partner I would take zyprexa today. Alone, I would not have made it mentally and physically!

    Side effects: Libido loss; Fatigue
  3. Tonia J. Davis says:
    4.5 rating

    Zyprexa for Depression

    I have been taking Zyprexa since September 2010. I got the drug in closed psychiatry. At the beginning of treatment I had dizziness and great apettit. I had a constant feeling of hunger and was not fed up at all. My starting dose was 10 mg / day. One year later, in the summer of 2011, I tried for the first time to sneak away Zyprexa due to side effects. I was totally stunned, had no feelings and total loss of libido. I slowly reduced it, from 10 mg to 7.5 mg, 5 mg, 2.5 mg, 1 month each, and then I completely shed Zyprexa. In the beginning it was still fine, but when I was 2.5 mg, I felt dogs miserable. I had strong convulsions when falling asleep and waking up, even cramping while falling asleep and dyskinesia when waking up. These were spasmodic twitches throughout my body that I could not control. I also had sleep problems and diarrhea. When I completely deposed Zyprexa of 2.5mg, which was probably too fast, I had breathlessness. My stomach was so inflated that I could not breathe properly. I was so sick of the withdrawal symptoms that I became severely depressed and had suicidal thoughts. Wg. The shortness of breath, I even had to call the ambulance. Then I took Zyprexa again on the advice of a psychiatrist in the university hospital and increased until the withdrawal symptoms were gone. The most persistent were the dyskinesias. The result was that I ended up taking 15 mg Zyprexa, not just 10 mg as before. In 2011, I tried 2x to drop off Zyprexa, with the same serious withdrawal symptoms. In September 2012, I had to go to the clinic for alcohol withdrawal and had the Zyprexa reduced from 15 mg to 5 mg / day. This was still reasonably good, i. I had diarrhea for over 6 weeks. I had the family doctor examine a stool sample to rule out another cause of the diarrhea. In December 2012, I further reduced to 2.5 mg and had again falling asleep and waking very strong cramps, twitching, throughout the body and sometimes even on the face, these were dyskinesias and diarrhea again. The cramps were uncontrollable and only got better when I got out of bed and did gymnastics. The dyskinesia were gone after breakfast. Then I raised myself again to 15 mg. The result was that I still had mild cramps when falling asleep and waking up. When waking up, the cramps were worse and lasted longer than falling asleep. On 18.01.2013 I tried again and again reduced to 5 mg. I had the convulsions unchanged. Yesterday I further reduced to 2.5 mg and took on the recommendation of the pharmacist 400 mg of magnesium per day. That helped me, the cramps got better, but of course I’m not free of it. I still have diarrhea. I am very worried that the dyskinesia will get even worse as I reduced it to 2.5 mg only yesterday. Since I reduced to 2.5 mg, I also have sleep problems, fall asleep and wake up every 2 hours. I told my psychiatrist from the University of Dyskinesia that he was completely at a loss and said I am the first patient to report this. I reduce the Zyprexa only after at least 2-3 months, provided that I no longer have any withdrawal symptoms. Then I try to halve the 2.5 mg with the kitchen knife to 1.25 mg. I wish I had never got the devil’s stuff. The psychiatrist, who originally gave me this in the hospital (closed psychiatry) because of a trauma, I would like to sue. The Zyprexa totally stunned me, I had no feelings at all, no positives either. My libido was also lost and my orgasm ability. I felt completely empty inside. I can only warn everyone. Today I have 25 kg overweight of the stuff.

  4. Stan M. Moya says:
    4.0 rating

    Zyprexa for Depression

    After a short time, I did not care about anything and I did not feel like anything anymore and I do not mean anything with anything. I also barely noticed what happened around me and quickly forgot what I had experienced. Within a short time I have increased almost 20kg, which has led to permanent tissue damage. After dismounting I lost the weight just as quickly.

  5. Anthony J. Thurber says:
    3.0 rating

    Zyprexa for Psychosis

    When I was hospitalized because of my psychosis I think I got 50mg (the two biggest yellow tablets) it helped a lot, my condition improved so much I was released after 2 months (1 month closed, 1 month open) I took it then still 3 months until I could not cope with the side effects. Fissanfälle on sweet, brutal weight gain, sexual feelings were little or no longer available, twitching with the corner of the mouth, elevated liver enzymes. I think the drug is great for treatment right after a psychosis but in the long run it was definitely not sustainable for me. Zeldox got 40 mg daily for more than 1 year hardly any side effects and I am very satisfied. (Zeldox is hard to get used to in the first months until the body gets used to it. Problem is the high level of fatigue or headache, but usually everything goes away).

  6. June W. Hagler says:
    3.0 rating

    Zyprexa for Bipolar disorder

    My experience with my cocktail from all these medications is basically good. I’m mentally stable and that’s really important to me. If only this terrible weight gain would not be, which I also can not get a grip on. In addition, for some months now, I have had water deposits probably coming from Zyprexa. In addition, my libido is totally in the basement (thank God I live alone and no one has to suffer). What can you do against this weight. Even if I hardly eat anything I can not handle it. Does anyone advice ?????????????? I would like to get rid of this cursed 20 kg.

  7. Michelle J. Mathis says:
    4.0 rating

    Zyprexa for Psychosis

    Emotional flattening, self-alienation, complete loss of libido, weight gain of 8kg in three months, cravings, sensory overload (external stimuli felt exhausting: light too bright etc.), memory problems, excessive need for sleep, constant leaden fatigue, spasticity, Parkinson’s disease, tingling in the limbs , Electric shock, involuntary movements, headache, constipation, muscle stiffness, muscle spasms

  8. John L. May says:
    4.5 rating

    Zyprexa for Psychosis

    Psychosis at 26, triggered by stress during study and simultaneous relationship end. Treatment with Zyprexa (about 2 years). Could even finish my studies with the help of the drug with distinction. Side effects: weight gain, loss of libido and, above all, reduction in liveliness. I stopped the medicine after finishing my studies. Two months later, without an external trigger, I again had a psychosis (about 4 months). I was hesitant to go to treatment because I did not really want to take any medication anymore. The second psychosis was treated with solian (200mg). The drug worked very well, but on the whole had the same side effects as weight gain (17kg), loss of libido, and lack of motivation. The emotional life is dulled and just monotonous and boring. After a year, I decided again to sell Solian. Until about four months later, I felt reborn and everything worked well (job, social contacts, leisure activities). At the moment, I’m more unstable, especially on weekends, when I could relax I get involved sometimes in thoughts, but thanksgiving always abate. In addition, I am sometimes depressed and then I have mild anxiety again. Actually, all signs of taking medication again. But on the other hand I do my job well, I have no voices in my head, I sleep well and above all I feel myself very intense, which is actually nice. My goal is to get along without medication. Of course, I realize that I have to look at it very well. I would rather be interested in the experiences of people who have done similar things and now live their lives without medication.

  9. Allan C. Morales says:
    4.5 rating

    Zyprexa for Anxiety disorders

    At my own request, I received Zyprexa 20 mg in a hospital ward for a paranoid psychosis: effects that occurred immediately: – massive weight gain (about 10 kg in 6 weeks); Constant need to eat something – Sex drive as good as not available, which is extremely distressing for your own self-esteem – positive feelings such as: happiness or joy were not present, you feel completely emotionless – shortness of breath when speaking; States of shock; Fear and distrust of people were intensified – the smallest physical activities (eg: light sports) are extremely stressful Longer-term effects: Integration in normal , regulated everyday life not possible, due to the above-mentioned massive side effects. These make inclusion in society in my opinion absolutely impossible, which is why I then discontinued the drug after about 3 months. I was advised to take 3 years, which is totally unacceptable because of the massive side effects. Side effects after stopping the drug extremely high.

  10. Kendra R. Guzman says:
    4.0 rating

    Zyprexa for Psychosis

    Within 2 months 15kg increased. Initial weight 50kg. Unstable appetite for carbohydrates. Extreme tiredness, muscle twitching, Parkinson’s symptoms, emotional flattening (like zombie), feeling of constant overstimulation (daylight too glaring), loss of libido, general feeling loss (Could not rejoice, do not mourn, not laugh at what is actually funny falling in love with the ingestion, the feeling of being in love completely disappeared after taking it, came back after weaning) Eye problems (sharp vision only possible with volitional effort) After 2 1/2 months high fever, muscle tone greatly increased, back muscles stiff as a board, tremor , Headache, feeling like plugging in a socket. Malinges neuroleptic syndrome noted had to settle immediately, mortal danger. After weaning extreme insomnia over three weeks, just rumgelegen and dozed and sleep came only gradually. Vomiting, blood pressure fluctuations, fevers, weakness, difficulty concentrating. Extreme headache, Tinitus like station concourse, Terrible Parkinson’s symptomatology. Extreme fear that felt like it was purely physical and had nothing to do with the psyche (Quote: I’m terribly scared but the mood is eigendlich quite ok) Feeling like the brain on a grill (skull hum) The feeling for me but it was back quickly, luckily. Weaning symptoms like heroin withdrawal, only worse and longer. Only slowly got better after half a year. Anxiety attacks, inner restlessness, extreme weakness. Doctor said something about mental exhaustion. Now after 1 1/2 years I am largely restored. Residual depression, also triggered by difficult social situation. The psychosis that I had before taking, which lasted 7 days and was caused by a drug intolerance to antibiotics, I did not come back. I’m in psychotherapeutic treatment for six months because of PTSD. Slight Parkinson’s symptoms and tinnitus in excitement is left over and hopefully goes away as well. All in all, Zyprexa was the worst thing that ever happened to me in life. Incidentally, the psychosis was already gone after taking one (!) Tavor. First of all, I slept more or less for almost 4 days and, according to friends and my own assessment, was clearly in the head again. (Lack of disease insight in all involved !? * Bissel irony on the edge *) Nevertheless, Zyprexa was dosed to 20mg / day, which was completely overdosed at my body weight. According to psychiatrist, I would need the protection. At that time I am up to five months of taking high-dose St. John’s wort drug-free and come out clear. Quality of life trend rising. All in all, I’m glad to have survived that. Sometimes not much was missing.

  11. Kami B. Sims says:
    4.0 rating

    Zyprexa for Psychosis

    My acquaintance had only taken Leponex for 10 or more years and still kept her normal weight. Then she changed over to a doctor on Zyprexa and from time to time she got fatter. Even when she later received Leponex again, the weight gain continued. Now she is obese, more likely to be on the increase than to lose weight, smokes, as most neuroleptics strong, suffers from a disorder of cholesterol metabolism, is non-initiative, vegetates, sleeps 12 and more hours, the delusions did not heal well or new relapses are not prevented, constipation, loss of libido. Basically, she gave up and gets herself around the corner this way. Later diabetes and the metabolic syndrome are foreseeable, not to mention myocardial infarction and others. She has given up hope and the desire for a normal life and the contact to healthy people.

  12. Rita E. Purcell says:
    3.5 rating

    Zyprexa for Psychosis

    Weight gain (previously20kg), fatigue (strong), loss of libido (strong), * increased appetite (after Einz.Zyprexa), listlessness (extreme), diarrhea (occasional), aggression (none), change in nature (increasing), menstrual disorders (since approx. 2 years), tremor (none), abdominal pain (uncommon), paresthesia (none), urgency (extreme), changes in liver function (previously no), thought disorders (extreme), ataxia (stiff), motor disorder (yes), hyperthyroidism ( no), muscle twitching (no), cravings (see *), constipation (rare), ** headache (increasing), joint pain (uncommon), nausea (see **), mood swings (occasionally), dizziness (occasionally), sleep disorders (extreme), vomiting (see **), withdrawal symptoms (? smoking – extreme cigarette consumption), poor concentration (extreme), impotence (yes), fluid retention (? cell fluid)

  13. John S. Nakayama says:
    3.0 rating

    Zyprexa for Depression

    Trevilor: loss of libido, anorgasmia, hypertension Paroxetine: even more impotence, relationship problems by Zyprexa: Belongs in my opinion, triggers diabetes from feeding attacks, total sedation, had arrhythmias, thought I die, even then called (at night) ambulance, dizziness , immediately discontinued, never again. Try to get along without SSRI, but fear again to fall into a Lo0ch. Suffering from depression since childhood hallucinogen abuse (hashish and LSD), SSRI has been the only effective one