Geodon and paxil

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Avatar n tn I don't know anything about geodon, but meridia acts on the same neurotransmitters as Paxil, and will heighten the effect, and depending on dosage, can cause a dangerous in that sense it is probably not safe. There is also the danger of a signicant rise in blood pressure, which may be a problem, depending on your medical history. In any case, any possible combination like this should be done with your doctor.
Avatar n tn We started the Geodon for two weeks at 60 mg and there was some improvement in her being able to connect and be affectionate, but her delusions became even more violent so it was doubled to 120 mg. Immediately she lost her appetite even at 60 mg, but now at 120 mg she walks around the house aimlessly and is constantly dry heaving.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar m tn The ER basically sent me home and told me to take more Benedryl and wait for the Geodon to leave my system. But they didn't give me anything for the physical side effects. I asked and they said they wouldn't give me anything. I asked if it had anything to do with the meds I was on and they were like "No. We just need what we have for more serious incidents." Does anyone know if there's something I can get at like CVS or something because I can hardly function at all.
Avatar m tn I have only been on Geodon 40mg for 10 days. Does anyone know will geodon help me sleep and rid the racing thought?
420308 tn?1203044862 I also am bipolar depressive and was on Effexor, which pooped, then Paxil and 600mg Seroquel. I went from 130 to 180 in 6 months and was having ongoing panic attacks. Day and night for an entire year. I'll tell you what made the panic attacks and depression go away. I quit antidepressants and sloooooly tapered off the seroquel. It was remarkable. The antidepressants were making me crazy. The awful anxiety slowly got better, although not all the way. I've always had it, I'll live with it.
675718 tn?1449992146 Today i got my new meds, it says it will make me drowsy, but will take a few months to work, maybe ill finally lose weight, ill start geodon in two weeks - scotty
Avatar m tn Then, about 2 ½ years ago I had a near-psychotic meltdown, mostly about the devil and evil spirits, and was diagnosed with OCD and prescribed Anafranil and Zyprexa, which helped with the irrational thinking and obsessive thoughts a little. Between now and then, I have been diagnosed with OCD, Social anxiety disorder, GAD, major depressive disorder, ADHD, and most recently, aspergers/high functioning autism.
Avatar m tn Then, about 2 ½ years ago I had a near-psychotic meltdown, mostly about the devil and evil spirits, and was diagnosed with OCD and prescribed Anafranil and Zyprexa, which helped with the irrational thinking and obsessive thoughts a little. Between now and then, I have been diagnosed with OCD, Social anxiety disorder, GAD, major depressive disorder, ADHD, and most recently, aspergers/high functioning autism.
Avatar n tn I have also been looked at for Lupus and have seen a sleep specialist and have not helped. What else can I try to help with these mood swings and behavior? The only things I have not taken are MAOI’s and Lithium, would these be any more affective?
Avatar f tn i already tried all AD's lexapro, celexa, paxil,.....all of them and they drove me manic, so i gave this one a try and for the 1st time in 2 years since i was dx BP i didn't become manic. Further it's VERY GOOD for anxiety. I'm waiting a few more months to see. If it succeeds, i was intending to tell the group, but i am patient.
Avatar m tn - reason was for anxiety, depression, and total emotional craziness due to HepC treatment, BUT they were very gentle with me (as I was also VERY reluctant to live like a zombie again) and they helped me thru the HepC treatment, and I've chosen to stay on the Paxil (lowest dose they make) and I feel more emotionally 'sound' than I ever have before withOUT feeling numb. In otherwords, I can control my emotions, but still feel them. I feel like this is what I've needed since I was 14.
Avatar f tn Is that because of weight gain? It's weird that you say that because I was on Geodon for a long time and constately complained about fatigue. My pdoc said that smoking was a stimulant. It seemed he was insinuating I start smoking. It doesn't make sense to me. We in the US love our Red Bull as well. I don't drink it (don't consume caffeine) but just about everybody I know does. They do have a sugar free version. But what's the fun in that?
Avatar f tn yes i had shaky hands and body from paxil, i am starting to withdrawal and the tremors are going away.
Avatar n tn Hi I have Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Sjogren's, Hypothyroid, Raynaud's, Migrains, all of which have caused me to gain extreme amounts of weight from being confined to a bed for several years and being put on medications such as steroids and Paxil to treat the pain. I am a 35 year old woman who is 5' 8" who was always very thin until I got sick and then went from 145 lbs to 313 lbs in one year!
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar m tn weight gain; I'm not gaining but I cannot lose even one pound despite working out for 90 minutes five times per week. I also eat relatively healthy, high protein, low carb, moderate fat. I even have taken numerous fat burners from GNC to no avail. I am pretty stable except for my OCD. I have thoughts where I do something and then say to myself it's bad luck so I do it again. I do this for everything including but not limited to flushing the toilet and checking doors.
547014 tn?1214865217 Finally I was tried on 225 mg of effexor and my symptoms disappeared. I have also had luck with zyprexa , loxipine, paxil and cymbalta. Geodon was truly the best though but the side effects of heart related symptoms were just too intense for me physically.
869686 tn?1241113841 My psyciatrist at one point had me taking Lamictal, Geodon, Abilify and all kinds of crazy stuff. I got worse and ended in the hospital. Now I am with my regular Dr. who is now switching me from 80mg of Prozac (Ihave been on it for about 2 1/2 months and it's not really helping me,to Zoloft, slowly. I take 3 mg of Lorazepam everyday right now to help with the anxiety, and I also take Buspar, the maximum allowed dose.
Avatar n tn Symptoms do sem to pop up every other year or so and just wanted to see if anyone else has had these symptoms. (PS)no longer on paxil. thanks -Patton- Dizzy when walking Not feeling like myself Always feels like i need to swallow ear aches Heavy head all the time I guess its vertigo but when i stand still and look up or at the ground it looks like it is moving. Eye seperation where one seems to over power the other in vision. and more.
Avatar n tn I finally found some stabilization on Celexa and Geodon. I had been able to control my weight with Wellbutrin and Geodon, but I was diagnosed with an eating disorder, which in my opinion was a misdiagnosis because how can you not be obsessed with the scale when your on medication that could possibly make you gain weight. Anyways, I was at my lightest when I was on Wellbutrin and Geodon, but had a lapse with insanity so my medicines changed. My weight ofcourse changed as well.
Avatar f tn Prozac 80 mg, Paxil 40 mg, Celexa 10 mg, Geodon 60 mg, Trazidone 400 mg, and Vistaril 200 mg. Her appetite has increased. Is this combination of meds safe for her? Would it be harmful if she quit taking these meds? I have discouraged her from taking these meds. She stays so drowsy and is not functioning on all these meds. Prior to this detention she was on mental health meds, Clonazepam 1 mg, Seroquel 400 mg, and Effexor 150 mg.
Avatar n tn I am 42 and taking SSRI's of every variety for the past 9 years. I had to stop paxil because I could not think of the name for everyday objects. Other SSRI's have not been so noticeable in their effects. My memory has worsened over this time to the point that I have difficulty recalling what I said in a telephone conversation at work or whether or not I sent a friend a letter. I am recently prescribed Effexor XR 300 mg b.i.d, tegretol 400 mg at bedtime, risperdal .25 mg bid, xanax .25 mg t.
Avatar n tn Currently, the ADHD is doing alright c the Dexedrine, and my mood is stable c the Geodon (and less wt. gain than c the Zyprexa- which is a MAJOR CONCERN- as I am already overweight), but the OCD, and GAD seem to be outta control. I have had 2 'anxiety attacks'- sweating, nervousness, palpitations, h/a, dizinness, feeling the need to escape, extreme tremors (more than from my meds alone).
Avatar n tn 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...
Avatar n tn I take 1000mg depakote, 40mg paxil, and 20mg geodon. About a month ago i was hospitalized w/ conversion disorder. I know what it is and i had the symptoms of weakness, loss of speach, could hardly walk, did not know how to walk down the stairs and severe trembling. I dont know what caused it b/c i didnt realize that i was stressed about anything.
Avatar n tn I haven't tried many others but I imagine they'd be the same. My sister has tried prozac and it didn't work for her but paxil did. It may take some time to get the right medication. If you are, or suspect you are bipolar, don't use antidepressants without a mood stabilizer or you could end up manic.
420308 tn?1203044862 During those 10 years I was prescribed a number of different combinations of medications like Risperdal, Trazadone, Paxil, Trileptal, Klonopin, Geodon, to name a few. Some of those combinations had horrible side effects and never really relieved my anxiety or depression. Now I'm on 112.5mg of Effexor ER, 200mg of Lamictal, 60 mg of Buspar, 1200 mg of Neurontin, 600mg of Seroquel and .5 mg of Xanax ER as needed.
1744302 tn?1311284404 I take Abilify and it works pretty good for me. Geodon made me emotionally distant from my wife while I took it and made a zombie seem more responsive than I did.
Avatar f tn I was recently diagnosed Bipolar and of course a myriad of meds were prescribed. I was originally on Paxil then my Pschy took me off of it and put me on Abilify which put me into a manic state and landed me in a psych ward. I have never had a manic phase before. In the hospital they drugged me up with Geodon and Topamax for my migraines. I was on these meds for 4 days.