At first, the idea of taking Zyprexa again just made me sick. I have become allergic to Latuda (which had seemed the perfect antipsychotic for me.) So I don't have any choice. Latuda was also making me highly anxious, giving me unbearable akasthisia, and disturbing my sleep nightly. Then the itching and coughing started. Doesn't seem ideal, does it? But compared to Zyprexa I thought I had it good. Zyprexa turns me into the prototypical zombie, requiring 12-14 hrs of sleep per day, plus giving me a ravenous 24x7 appetite for things like Twinkies, chips, and ice cream. I doubled my weight in just a few months when I started taking Zyprexa in 1997. It's like trying to decide whether to exchange one unlivable situation for another. But it had also gotten to the point where Latuda was allowing breakthrough schizophrenia symptoms, and I couldn't increase the dose because of the side effects. It felt like time for everything to come crashing down, so my pdoc ordered a 1 to 2 month trial back on Zyprexa to see how things go. At least he is flexible. And I must confess I'm looking forward to a good night's sleep.