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Re: switched to Geodon from Abilify...experiences? ihatedrugs

Posted by Sheilac on November 13, 2013, at 16:14:01

In reply to Re: switched to Geodon from Abilify...experiences? Sheilac, posted by ihatedrugs on November 13, 2013, at 14:29:10

> Sheilac,
> Thank you for posting this. I was beginning to lose all hope. I will stick with it for a little longer. I wished it zonked me out. It doesn't make me sleepy at all. How long did it take for it to work? My doctor said it's supposed to be super fast. I've been on it two weeks at 20mg but my mood has begun to change for the worse so I upped the dosage to 40mg. We'll see how this works. My dx is MDD and GAD. Wish you continued improvement.
> ihatedrugs

20mg did not help me sleep at all, nor did it help with my depression. 40mg was like taking a sleeping pill! I took it at dinner and was sleepy within 2-3 hours! But, at one point, I too took Vyvanse and stayed awake for days! I never came down when I took Vyvanse. I switched to Adderall XR and it at least wore off, but 1 dose of Vyvanse never wore off.

I've since stopped Adderall and just take Trileptal, Geodon and Klonopin. At 80mg of Geodon, I've lost that good knock out sleep, so I take 2mg of Klonopin and 3-6mg of melatonin and I sleep great! I won't give up my Geodon - it keeps my head above water. No breakthrough depression since I've been on it. If I exercise, I can actually lose weight with it. No increased hunger either. I'm sure your doc won't have a problem going to a higher dose. I was freaked out about 80mg and my doc said a "high dose" is more like 240-320mg! That's not me. I just use it for depression.




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