Geodon and insomnia

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Hes putting me on geodon to try and get me off zyprexa and to see if i get better sleep. I am on 30 mg of zyprexa right now and life has been better, cause at one time i was on 40 mg. With all the medications I am on I still don't sleep that well. We both think I'm over medicated. The doctor says that I need to calm down and relax and wait for them to work and then he will start to slowly reduce my amounts and how much medications i am on. the objective right now is to fisrt stablize me..
In the morning I take 40mg of geodon and in the night I take 80mg. But 2 days ago i couldnt get a refill so i didnt take any. So I was without until this morning. This morning when I woke up, I went to the bathroom. The freakiest withdrawal symptom happened, it felt as if I was mentally retarded, and I didn't know where I was at. Other symptoms are shakiness, heart pounding, insomnia. But the first one I've never had before and it freaked me out.
I know you have tried very hard to contain and control your tremors and anxiety in many ways already, but I believe you should start by trying to find a different cause then the Geodon withdrawals, and try experimenting on a short term basis with some of the ssri medications just in case the geodon did leave a problem in your serotonin levels.
I cannot comment on the Depakote, but I stopped taking Geodon about 3 months ago and for 7 weeks I suffered from insomnia, anxiety, and lack of appetite. Now that my body has recovered, I feel much better than I did while on Geodon. You may not have the same symptoms that I had, but I would recommend at least a 3 week taper. Good Luck!
Abilify caused massive wieght gain - so we've switched to Geodon. She's been taking the Geodon for over a yr now and we've had this problem that I can't seem to change with anyother variable.... thus I'm asking if anyone else has this issue with Geodon. She takes 40mg BID - about 2 hours after she takes it in the morning, she gets really angry and agressive and goes through a screaming manic phase and ends it with a 1-2 hour nap. This has just recently started happening at night too.
Oh yeah I thought I should also add I got really out of control during cold turkey withdrawal behaviorally from Geodon and my voices in my head from before started telling me I should be dead which they never told me things like that before ever among other psychotic things but this of course is really hard on the brain and it didn't happen again when I tapered off proper.
Well I take 40MG of Geodon in the morning and 80MG of Geodon at night along with some other medicine due to a high level of OCD. But a while back I went cold turkey on Geodon for 2 days because I couldn't get a refill. So during those 2 days these were my main symptoms, "insomnia, shakiness, heart pounding, dizziness, vision problems".
I just tossed and turned all night. The next night I felt so bad that I ended up taking a geodon just so my body would calm down and so that I could sleep. I called my dr and asked for some sleeping pills which he is going to give me so hopefully that will get me through the sleepless nights the next time I stop the pills. My question is how long do the withdrawals last for? I could barley make through 48 hours of being off the meds. Has anyone else been able to get off geodon successfully?
but the holidays coming up are definately a good excuse for buying ! I am on Lamictal 100 mg, Geodon 80 mg 2x/day and then the above sleepers. Its almost 5 am and I'm still up. Anyone have any ideas?
My Pdoc started rispeidone for a questionable hypomanic episode and I encountered significant insomnia and a feeling of anxiety and edginess after starting this medicine and then requested my Pdoc to start tapering it.I feel better now after my dose has come down to 0.5mg at night from 3mg initially for 2 months though the sleep disturbances remain but anxiety and agitation has decreased significantly.
Hi, I am working for international call center and am suffering from intense insomnia. Please suggest me some heavy medicine, that would help me to sleep.
It might make a big difference in how you are able to sleep and function and really, what's another month or so on Paxil anyway? I read an excellent new book recently about SSRI withdrawal called "The Antideppressant Solution". It talked about a lot of different withdrawal symptoms - maybe yours would be mentioned.
I was currently taking the medication Geodon that was prescribed for psychosis which after seeing a therapist told me that I was given the wrong diagnosis and did not have this disorder instead of detoxing by the psych who put me on this medication who I suspected after taking this drug put me on a very high dosage from the beggining (80 mg in the morning and 180 mg at night which he decreased to 40 mg in the morning and 120 mg at night) I am detoxing myself.
no matter what time I go to bed. Although the initial anxiety has subsided, the lack of appetite and insomnia do not seem to be getting better. My question is how long should I expect these kinds of symtoms? My doctor keeps telling me that the Geodon was long out of my system within two weeks. I was only on this drug for one year.
i have been on haldol which was crippling, got off it, then onto risperdal, geodon, and seroquel. the most tolerable is risperdal however i tend to need something to help me get to sleep very badly. i dont fall asleep easily. thats when my psychiatric nurse moved me on to geodon then seroquel along with risperal. both of these i find not very tolerable at all. with seroquel i will sleep very sound though i might suffer some bad hallucinations getting there. and i will oversleep with it.
I went a few months without any medication, before receiving a prescription for Geodon. GEODON IS A TERRIBLE DRUG. I took 20 mg a day for four days, and during those four days (and for several days after) I experienced lightheadedness/feeling faint, headache, nausea, loss of appetite, akathesia, irregular/rapid heart beat, racing thoughts, EXTREME anxiety, insomnia, and flu like symtoms. All of these were so debilitating, it was difficult for me to even get up and walk around.
I have only been on Geodon 40mg for 10 days. Does anyone know will geodon help me sleep and rid the racing thought?
) I have taken a number of different sleep aids; Ambien, Melatonin, and drugs for the side effect of sleep; Trazodone, Geodon, and others. I now work over nights at my job and many days I don't need to take the two I am still prescribed (Ambien and Trazadone) to sleep.
150 milligrams of trazadone at bedtime, 120 milligrams of geodon at bedtime, 1milligram 3 times a day of lorazapam and 150 milligrams of wellbutrin 2 times a day.
Before the atypical antipsychotics, like Clozaril 1n 1990, I was in the psych unit once or twice a year for 12 years since first getting sick in 1978, Unfortunately I developed a life threatening bone marrow suppression causing a drop in my white cell count as well as red cell count. We stopped immediately and started Geodon. All outpatient. Had and continue to have awful neuroleptic PAWS from being on the most sedating antipsychotic for 12 or so years.
I was prescribed Topamax along with an appetite suppressant (Adipex) for weight loss a bit over a year ago and stopped taking them after two and a half months. I did not lose all of the weight I had wanted to, but most of it. I had gained 55 pounds while on Paxil over the course of two and a half years. By taking a combination of the two medicines, I lost 22 pounds the first month, 10 pounds the second month, and 8 pounds the first half of the third month.
I have been severely emotionally, psychologically and verbally abused by my family of origin, doctors, employers, friends, neighbours, strangers and others and have suffered from anxiety/panic attacks, chronic insomnia, muscle tension, adrenaline surges, spaced out feelings, lack of concentration, avoidance behaviours and thoughts of suicide. The insomnia is so bad I get about 3 hours sleep a week and sometimes less than that.
Other medications in the same class as seroquel, such as Zypexa, Rispedal, Abilify, Geodon and Clozaril can also help insomnia, but should generally be avoided unless you are bipolar. 3.Remeron(Mirtazapine) is a tetracyclic andtidepressant. Often gets lumped in with the SSRIs, but it behaves differently. Remeron tends to be very sedating and is therefore commonly used when both depression and insomnia are a problem.
After hearing my story, the pyschiatrist put me on one of the strongest most dangerous pysch drugs you can put someone on and when I asked him what side effects the drug had he said that it may cause mild constipation, inability to sweat, and drowsiness. He prescrbed me Geodon.....GEODON....at the time I trusted doctors and didn't think twice about doing my own research. After all, he had graduated from Harvard, how could I question his knowledge and expertise......I wished that I had.
Insomnia, mania, and mixed episodes drove me crazy for years. Seroquel was the drug that finally kicked the worst of it. I had been on Zyprexa, Risperdal, Abilify, & Geodon, as well as Lamictal and Lithium and countless sleep drugs and sedatives. Seroquel isn't perfect, but it is magic for me compared to all of the other drugs I've been on. We're now adding in some Tegretol to see if it can make things even better. My husband - also bipolar - takes Seroquel too.
I am a fairly high functioning middle-age man who has had major depression accompanied by insomnia and anxiety for a number of years. I respond well to medications for about a year and a half and then need to be switched off one and put on another. All antidepressants seem to work except SSRIs. Problem is that I am running out of options. Have been through the tricyclics and all newer antidepressants. Are there any new meds in the pipeline?
I had a traumatic experience about 3 years ago and led to anxiety, panic attacks and insomnia. I have taken paxil, zoloft, welbutrin, lunesta, ambien, ambien cr, topamax, klonipin, xanax, depakote, geodon and some others. I've felt the worst while on the medication. Now since I am finally over the ordeal and been off the ambien for 3 weeks, off the geodon for 2 weeks and off the depakote for 1 week, I feel fine and able to sleep at night.
Life has been one hell of a roller coaster, but in this time I have managed to graduate college and an MBA, secure and maintain a well-paying and fulfilling business career and marry the love of my life (and hang on to her thus far). I have seen 3 different family doctors, 2 different psychiatrists and 1 endocrinologist...
I had similar symptoms as you. I went to ears nose and throat doctors and to eye doctors (to look for the tumor that I thought was there...it wasn't..thank God) and Neurologists. I had CAT scans on my head and even begged my doctor to give me an MRI! (Took a while to find a doctor who would approve this!) IT WAS ALL DO TO DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY.....I truly believed that it was physical and it wasn't.
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