So I started a new medication, I started taking it last night. I’m on 15 mg of it. Its called olanzapine. Last night I took it around 10 PM. I got a few hours of sleep, before being woken by restless leg syndrome. It was awful. I couldnt rest. My legs just wanted to keep moving. I felt as if I was crawling out of my skin. I looked up the side effects of olanzapine. This is what I found they were.
- dizziness, feeling unsteady, or having trouble keeping your balance.
- unusual behavior.
- difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep.
- difficulty walking.
So restlessness is in there. I’ll see how I go. Hoping after taking it for a few nights that the restlessness will ease up or go away permanently.
We’ll see. I think the med helped over all though. I am less anxious so far today. I am not pacing the floors. I am sitting on my recliner and I am ok to just sit here and read blogs. I am not wanting to get up and move around all of the time. Thats progress.