Health QuestionsCategory: QuestionsFuck off label usage
pauly asked 3 years ago

I should never have been prescribed this drug. I was suffering from depression and extreme anxiety. Zyprexa just made me obnoxious, rude and fat. I also had no idea whatsoever that I had become obnoxious, rude and fat. I don’t really remember much about the 4 months that I was on it, 10mg a night from the word go. I was also taking Luvox and Valium at the same time. It wasn’t until I started seeing a pdoc who told me to stop taking it immediately. It nearly cost me my family, friends and my mind and life. I know this drug has it’s place in this world and that it helps so many people but I have never suffered from psychosis, mania or bipolar disorder so it totally messed me up. It actually sent me psycho. Why on earth are GP’s allowed to prescribe these powerful meds for off label usage why I clearly wasn’t having an episode. Just wanted to share. Pauly. Smiley

4 Answers
mania answered 3 years ago

Re: Fuck off label usage
Personally, I wish GPs wouldn’t prescribe psychotropics.
 
I’ve seen more people fucked over by GPs who didn’t understand the meds they were prescribing…  then I have to step back and realize that not everyone has access to mental health care.  
 
Sigh.
 
Glad you got some (decent) advice.
 
 
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pauly answered 3 years ago

Re: Fuck off label usage
Thanks mania, I was in a bad place when I posted, you get that I suppose, but man I have been put on some shitty drugs over the last 12 years and that was probably the worst of them all, quite a close second to seroquel and Epilim (sodium valproate) and I shouldn’t have been prescribed those either. I just need valium and a sleep aid to keep me in check but it has taken multiple docs and a pdoc to figure this out. I don’t have insurance but I’m lucky enough to have a job (which I still can’t believe I have) to pay for all this treatment. I’m starting CBT on Monday, fingers crossed, they want me off the valium and mogadon. Pauly

mania answered 3 years ago

Re: Fuck off label usage
Glad to hear you’re in a better place.  CBT is a brave, positive step — not everyone can make it — so be proud of yourself.  And don’t be afraid of your meds while you’re going through it – they work hand in hand.
 
 
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pauly answered 3 years ago

Re: Fuck off label usage
Thanks mania, I really appreciate your respone. It went really well actually and it the first time I have ever come out of any sessoin over the last 12 years feeling recharged. I’m actually still in shock about the fact that someone can actually talk you through shit without serious meds. I’m still taking vaium for anxiety and mogadon for sleep but hopefully I can piss them off very soon. Gott go 6 feet under just started. PEACE OUT people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!