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Hi there, 

Now 13yrs old D has been on 5mg Olanzapine for about 20months since beginning of refeeding after AN onset and we would like to initiate coming off that drug as she is doing better + we are not even sure if it has any effect on her.


how did it happen for you:
- how long did it take to get off (cut in half for a couple weeks?)
- under what supervision (regular visit to therapist?)
- any side effects observed (hunger or other?)

In our case, the therapist that prescribed it in the first place is no longer seeing D, is it problematic to do this on our own with our regular pediatrician in backup if needed?

thanks for sharing your experience

cheers,

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parents of d who started to restrict food at 11yrs in Aug2015, diagnosed as AN. Hospital resident mid-Dec to mid-Apr2016 under traditional treatment (isolation+weight contract). Total failure made us  switched successfully to FBT at home. WR in Aug 2016. No more symptoms since Jan 2018, follwoing growth & bmi percentile
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My D was under a psychiatrist for her Olanzapine. We stopped it over the course of a few weeks halving the dose then stopping. We didn't notice anything other than less day time drowsiness. 
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My D took half a tablet for two weeks then stopped. She took it at night to help her sleep. I felt her mood was lower than usual and she had difficulty sleeping for a few weeks. She is fully off it now.
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