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Re: Reintroducing Trileptal... SLS

Posted by Sheilac on April 11, 2014, at 4:42:31

In reply to Re: Reintroducing Trileptal... baseball55, posted by SLS on April 10, 2014, at 23:56:28

In my case I had swelling in my ankles and feet. More painful in feet because you have to walk on them :)

So far, I'm using 150mg at night for sleep instead of adding Seroquel, which would be an additional AAP to my Geodon.

We may move up to 300mg to see how I react. I know at 600mg I had painful swelling.

So far the 80mg of Geodon is keeping me stable, even with a recent bout of bronchitis for which I had to use steroids. Usually, the steroids would have pushed me over into hypomania or mania. Geodon has kept everything even.

My concern is that there are so many interactions and side effects, mainly with the heart rhythm with Geodon.

For this reason, I was hoping to rely more on Trileptal (I think it might be a safer med) and less on Geodon.

Not sure this will happen. But I'd like to keep my heart safe given my family history of atrial fib, for which Geodon can cause.

I used to use Geodon main for its AD effects. I wish there were an alternative AD I could use. The only one that didn't bother my cystitis was Pristiq, but it's not generic. Effexor did bother my cystitis (at 75mg), but I never got up to 150mg, where I think it effects different neurotransmitters. Not sure if you can just start taking Effexor at 150mg. Plus, what a nightmare drug to withdrawal from!

I know I worry too much, and if it ain't broke, font mess with it, but I do worry about future heart issues and Geodon.




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