I am bipolar type 2, and I currently take Zyprexa 5 mg daily, Xanax 1 mg daily, and Paxil 20 mg daily for the condition. (I also take meds for hypothyroidism, type 2 diabetes, and asthma and allergies.) I used to take 2.5 mg of Zyprexa once daily, but I was still having manic episodes of shopping excess, so my doc and I agreed we should raise it to 5 mg., and I haven't had a single manic episode. Thing is, I'm now tired all the time and feel like a walking zombie. Is this the trade off I have to make to keep from having mania-to be spaced out all the time? It's like I don't care about anything anymore. I don't feel depressed, just "really mellow." I don't know how I'm ever going to be able to work. Does anyone else feel this way on their meds? And if you do, how do you function in everyday life?
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