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Started Geodon, off Zyprexa

Posted by Collete on September 28, 2001, at 9:32:28

As suggested here, I tapered off my 2.5 mg dose of Zyprexa with no real side effects except for the return of irritablity, when I finally stopped taking it completely. Zyprexa was a wonder drug for me (combined with 20mg Prozac) but I had to stop because the appetite stimulation was more than I could overcome. I have never experienced anything like that...even when I was pregnant! I still have the appetite (off it for 4 days now) but my pdoc says that will stop soon.
As expected, he said he had another med to try and I piped in with "Geodon", which was correct. He said to take 20 mg in the AM and then another 20 at about 3:00, but I could try taking the second one earlier or even just take 40 in the AM. (This, so that it doesn't keep me up all night.) I just took my first 20mg and will keep you posted. It's hard not to wish for the immediate effect that I had with Zyprexa, but I am trying to be realistic. Collette




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