Hello, I havent written anything in a while, but when I saw the word "Geodon" it freaked me out, this med ruined my life. I took it for bipolar also and I dont remember 4 months of my life when I was taking this med, I was literally a zombie, I rolled my car down a hill, took my kids for a joy ride in the middle of the night and ended up in the middle of nowhere at a gas station sleeping in my van. I guess I even tried to hurt myself on this med, when this med was suppose to help, so I spend quite a while in a mental hospital with absoutly no memory of it or anything I did, I guess all they did was drugged me with Geodon and my methadone and I slept the whole time in he nutfarm til I calmed down. And this wasnt me, my father
went online and did some research on Geodon and threatened to sue my doctors that prescribed it to me that was practically forcing it down my throat and he was even threatening to sue the makers, I know he wrote some very nasty letters to everyone. And this was 3 and half years ago and til this day I warn everyone to stay away from that med, theirs many other better meds that do the same thing that dont make you a zombie where you dont remember anything at all and makes you do even more crazy things. And I'm not the only one that has experienced these crazy side effects from Geodon, I have 2 friends that practically had the same experience.
BUT, before anyone gets mad at me, I know everyone experiences meds diffrently, but I know if you guys took something that put you and your family life's at risk, you'd too would be warning people. And like I said, I just wanted to warn of these possible side effects, look out for them, if your son becomes a zombie and acts odd, dont let him suffer like I did, they found me in a parking lot trying to slice my wrists, when I have absoutly no suicide tendencies at all, I love life, but yet this med basically made me do things that wernt me, and the sad thing is that I dont remember anything at all.....
And bipolar is long hard road to find the right treatment, I'm doing great on just Cymbalta right now, but I still have my times of buying crazy things and spending all my money on junk before paying my bills, all part of manic phase, but I have never been violent towards anyone. I had a freind that hated her mother
for taking pain killers when her mother was having 4 surgeries, on both her knees and both her shoulders, and she worked til the last moment before surgery while in severe pain, and she wasnt taking that much meds at the time either. But I guess her mother was a recovering alcholic, so she was scared of going down that road again, so my friend started hanging out with the bad crowd and dropped out of school. But not til after my friend moved out her mom's
place and in with her dad that she went back to school and has now graduated from high school and college, but I think til this day she still beleives her mom is an "addict", and I know her mom isnt cause I see her all the time barely able to walk or even drive, so some kids are just angry by nature I guess, I just hope my kids arnt angry like that...