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Re: SLS - sorry so wordy...

Posted by Sheilac on September 23, 2013, at 13:39:10

In reply to Re: 3 ques about Geodon? Sheilac, posted by SLS on September 23, 2013, at 7:15:15

Low dose Seroquel (25-50) knocks me out for sleep, but makes me very, very irritable in the morning. It does nothing for my mood. 100mg and over does nothing for sleep and depresses me.

I've recently tried Viibryd, but I just can't tolerate any ADs.

Geodon is the closest to being the best med for mood, even though I'm BPII and not psychotic. (My last doc that retired felt I was mixed -not sure what that means) I know it may be a risky drug, but I would trade 5 years of my life for the happiness I gain. Trileptal & klonopin have also been good to me. If stable on Geodon, I can tolerate Adderall and it doesn't make me hyper, it just helps me think better. BP & ADD taken care of. Yea.

40mg of Geodon makes me more unstable than taking no med!

However, going higher than 40mg Geodon, I've been so happy and stable it's great. So much nicer to live this way.

**Maybe it's just a weird drug, or maybe something really does change in the brain when you move past 40mg of Geodon? Do you know? **

But I know the lowest working dose is always best. I just don't want to go so low that I'm taking 1 drug to counter the effects of another.

Seems like Trileptal would be almost like a longer acting Klonopin, since they are both anti-seizure meds and it would help me sleep. Teva Klonopin isn't the best for sleep!

I may try 60mg Geodon and 150-300mg Trileptal and keep the Adderall. I'm amazed at how well my ADD is controlled now that I'm not Geodon-manic!




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