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Re: Geodon Spriggy

Posted by banga on January 31, 2005, at 22:23:15

In reply to Geodon, posted by Spriggy on January 31, 2005, at 18:52:54

> I am on day 2 off Lexapro and still feeling very weird and even a bit suicidal.
> My doctor wants me to try Geodon, but after my recent problem with Lexapro, I'm terrified to try another medicine.
> What is Geodon for and if I have bad reactions to SSRI's, would this also be bad for me??

I was first put on an antipsychotic when in the hospital for severe depression. I was extremely surprised when this med got rid of ALL my anxiety, and some of the depression. I for that reason have asked for an atypical antipsychotic when I get very anxious. Geodon was the first one, a low dose. It did rid me of my anxeity and it did not sedate me; but it also made me very foggy-headed. I am now trying out Abilify, yet another one of these meds. For me personally it really helps the anxiety.
There are some people here that have reported bad side effects with Geodon. I don't know your diagnosis and what you have tried before.
But it is not an odd suggestion by your pdoc--don't let the title "antipsychotic" necessarily scare you. These new "atypical" ones are less scary than the old antipsychotics. Prescibing an atypical antipsychotic is a common thing to do if antidepressants don't do the trick. I do not have schizophrenia but it has helped.
But I am curious why he didn't pick Seroquel, the more popular of these new atypical antipsychotics. It can be sedating for some people, but some love it. You might ask him/her why they picked Geodon specifically, in what way they hope it may help.
Remember, our reactions are different to eaach medication.




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