@~ Olivia"Don't let your yesterday, ruin your today"
Thanks for the quick and supportive responses. Glorydays, I think I will wait at least another week or so to see if things change.
I am just worried that it is affecting my productivity in my daily chores and/or other. I am not moving at a normal rate, and I just feel like I am falling behind on things.
My pdoc put me on it because I was having a mixed-state, yet again. I guess being on Geodon is better than the unstable state I have been on for about a month.
Post Edited (olivia of course) : 6/6/2007 9:38:37 PM (GMT-6)
I am on my third week on 80mg 2X day, and it has been a rough ride. I keep hearing that things will get better, but I am waiting till that moment. I too noticed that my mood has gotten better even from the first dose.
You said it right, it is not a drowsiness but a sedative-like effect. Each dose that I have been taking is as if I took a sleeping pill, and have to constantly fight to stay awake. I guess I was wondering how long before I don't feel that way anymore.
Thanks to all for the encouragement, I feel better already.
@~ OliviaModerator, Bipolar"Don't let your yesterday, ruin your today"
First, I would like to welcome you to the HW family, I am glad you were able to find us. I hope you have found what you are looking for and I am quite sure you will find people with a similar expereinces that you can share with also.
I was having muscular issues last week on the right side of my body, so my pdoc decided to lower my dose to 60mg 2x/day. I think it is gone, or at least it is barely noticeable. I do feel weaker than usualy though. If sucks some of the side effects are gone, while new ones show up overnight. I'm hanging in there.
I felt worse on 80mg 2x/day especially the zombie feeling which I still can't shake of. I keep hearing things will get better but I am in the middle of my 3rd week and I am waiting for that day.
~~~ Olivia ~~~Moderator, Bipolar_______________________________________"Don't let your yesterday, ruin your today" "The moon if always full, think about it."Dx: Bipolar I (mixed-episodes), PTSD, Anxiety/Panic Attacks Current Meds: Lithium 900mg, Geodon 60mg 2x/day, Ativan 1mgSupport HealingWell: http://www.healingwell.com/donate
~~~ Olivia ~~~Moderator, Bipolar"Don't let your yesterday, ruin your today" "The moon if always full, think about it."Dx: Bipolar I (mixed-episodes), PTSD, Anxiety/Panic Disorder Current Meds: Lithium 900mg, Geodon 60mg 2x/day, Ativan 1mgSupport HealingWell: http://www.healingwell.com/donate