I was on Geodon for about
5 months last year, it worked wonderfully for my moods but I had to stop because of the side effects. I had the same bothersome side effects as I had when I was on Seroquel. I was having muscluar issues where one side of my face would get stiff, then I had to take another medicine for that side effect. Of course I got side effects from the med that was supposed to help with the Geodon. Needless to say, I had to stop taking both meds. I was a little bummed because Geodon was get for my mood. I was also on 160mg a day, but the side effects didn't go away.
Also, Geodon made me extremely drowsy about
4-5hrs after my morning dose. To the point that I was about
to fall asleep in puplic. I had to take frequent naps just to function.
I just wanted to let you know of my side effects, not everyone has the same reaction to meds. I hope this doesn't scare you into not taking it. I would raise all your questions and concerns with your pdoc. Also, another anti-psychotic to consider in Abilify, it also has less side effects than the older drugs. But this is a decision between you and your pdoc.
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