... I have read about Geodon but it has the symptom of numbness and tingling. ... (11 replies)
... The Geodon does not help me sleep, but I know that it is supposed to. ... (11 replies)
... s so much for sharing your experience with me. I do agree about the diet and exercise because that is what I do to counteract the weight gain. My dr. wants me on risperdal also to help me sleep as I have severe insomnia. Have you had problems with our libidio because of it. ... (11 replies)
... Thanks for the reply. I am leaning towards the Geodon but I am concerned about the tingling. I am on neurontin to help with it. I have to take it 4x's per day total of 2000 mg per day to ease the pain. ... (11 replies)
... I was on geodon for quite some time and it just wasn't the right med for me. But it may work wonders for you, who knows? ... (11 replies)
... I have taken Geodon in the past and am currently on it as well. I take 160mg of it. I really like Geodon because it has never caused weight issues for me. I was taking Seroquel and it did make me gain weight, plus I didn't feel like it was helping me at all. ... (11 replies)
... I've been on Geodon and Risperdal. In my case, Risperdal was a better med for me although when I started taking it, it caused sleepiness which disappeared within 2 weeks of my initial dose. ... (11 replies)
... I didn't know about the warning of taking Trazodone if you have low blood pressure. I have low blood pressure too. I'll have to talk to my pdoc about that further.
You could try taking Sonata, Lunesta or Remeron. There are other choices as well, but those are the ones that immediately come to mind. (11 replies)
... Hi dreams. I have taken Trazodone, and it worked okay for awhile, but it stopped working after I had taken it for a long time. I was taking 500mg of it, which I think is the highest dose you can take, and I was still wide awake. The other thing is I have really low blood pressure, and Trazodone makes it worse, so I was fainting all of the time. That, coupled with the fact that... (11 replies)
... I wanted to add that each of us is different, but when I take my low dose of Trazodone (100mg), it starts working in 15 minutes. When I take my higher dose (200mg), it helps me fall asleep in 5. (11 replies)
... I wonder if those of you who are having difficulty sleeping have tried Trazodone? This is what I take for sleep and it works well. When I feel level, I take a lower dose and when I feel manic, I take a higher dose. I used to take Ambien which also worked well for me until my insurance carriers no longer covered it, so I was switched to Trazodone. That is one option you may... (11 replies)
... Risperadol can cause weight gain but not as much as zyprexa or seroquel would. Geoden is weight neutral. I've never been on geoden so I can't tell you much about that med.
I have been on risperadol though. The only side effects that I received from risperadol were akathesia and muscle stiffness which is common on risperadol.
Geoden on high doses can actually induce... (11 replies)
... In the past 72 hours I was just told I have possible undiagnosed Bipolar II (Soft Bipolar) by my psych and I was litterally shocked, terrified, angry, and depressed all mixed together. Other than schizophrenia and dillirium spectrum disorders, Bipolar was the one mental disorder I truely feared - and I didn't even know Bipolar existed outside Bipolar I. I have previously... (0 replies)