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Re: Geodon and Zyprexa HappyGirl

Posted by CareBear04 on April 7, 2009, at 21:25:29

In reply to Geodon and Zyprexa, posted by HappyGirl on April 3, 2009, at 15:54:46

I once had a pdoc who said that Geodon is known for not doing anything good for anyone. Maybe for that reason, it was the last of the atypical APs I tried, but I actually believe it worked pretty well for me. My problem was that, at lower doses, Geodon can cause akathisia, but at higher doses, I had orthostatic hypotension. I think I ended up taking 80mg a day. I was on a huge cocktail of other meds while I was on Geodon, so it's hard for me to separate out what it alone did, but I think I would have to say that it was very good at treating and preventing mania and not so good at treating depression. In contrast, I found Zyprexa to be especially good at providing a floor for my mood so that I didn't crash. But Zyprexa made me too sedated, even only at 2.5mg, plus it made me gain weight, so I didn't stay on it long. If anything, I think I lost some weight on Geodon. Compared to Risperdal or Abilify, I would recommend GEodon. The comparison with Zyprexa is tougher. I think Zyprexa might be more effective for mood and anxiety relief, but the side effects were too much for me.

Hope this helps!




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