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 1  bipolar Teeth chattering. Tremmors. Voices. Seeing things. Stiff mussles. 4 days off it i have a fever. F 41 3 weeks
40mg
4/12/2014
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 2  schizo affective Upset stomach throwing up.lots of coughing.weight gain M 19 2 months
2, 80 mg
3/26/2014

 3  Suicidal thoughts The first dosage I took in the evening with dinner, went to bed about 8pm and slept until 11am the next day, that worried me, so I skipped a day, the next dosage, was in the afternoon after church with dinner, approx. 4pm, I felt like I was high, I was stumbling around, I finally went to bed at 8pm, got a few calls and text msg, did not hear anything, I was out unitl about 4:30am I don't like this at all.... It helps with my insomnia, would consider taking it, if I had nothing to do the following day, and I noticed I wasn't really hungry when I did eat, but I can't take this on a regular basis F 57 2 days
20mg 1X D
11/20/2013
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 3  Psychotic disorder NOS Tingly feeling in hands while sleeping, extreme tiredness after taking the dose. Need 12 hours sleep or I can't function. Hangover effect if not enough sleep. Vivid crazy dreams all night long. Sleep eating. Weight gain. Can't multitask. Started out in 80 mg a day 5 years ago. Have been slowly weaning down over the years. Terrible withdrawl symptoms with each decrease. Took a couple months to settle out with each decrease. At 20 mg noticed some anxiety but have stuck it out and switched to decaf coffe which helps. Tried to go completely off and 3 days later my vision was so blurry I could not see well. Had a hallucination when I looked into the mirror. Also felt out of body feelings. I went back on the 20 milligrams and went back to normal. No more hallucinations and my vision went back clear. My phychatrist says he does not understand how only 20 mg would do anything at all but I am living proof that it does. I know what I saw when I went off of it. Wish I could get off of it but I need to have my vision and I can't be hallucinating. I need to go to work. F 51 5 years
20mg 1X D
10/27/2013
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 1  bi polar/depression missed menstrual cycle,shaking in the hands,anxiety,and sleepiness F 19 1 months
2 x D
9/9/2013

 5  Bipolar I Initially felt very "blah" with first dose, such that it occurred to me this must be the mood that makes people play Sudoku. Then I went promptly to sleep for 4 hours. That feeling did not persist past day 2. I had dry eyes in the morning for the first 2 years, but that also went away. I'm taking an unusually low dose but it works brilliantly for me. No mania, no psychosis to distract me from the pursuit and attainment of my goals. It works nicely in concert with Lamictal, which itself can't stop a psychotic episode (in my case) but stabilizes mood gently and fights depression. F 32 3 years
20
7/31/2013

 1  anxiety/depression/schitz M 25
20-120 1X D
7/31/2013
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 4  depression&Anxiety, repeat thoughts Major dry mouth, sleepiness (which is why I only take it at night. I love Geodon. I was put on it for repeating thoughts. I would sit around and think about everything that I did wrong from when I was younger to today. I guess it's a form of OCD. It is also prescribed for my depression. I am taking cymbalta for my anxiety. This medication is great. I can look at things differently now. My thoughts are still there, but I can stop myself and realize what I am doing, and I can turn those thoughts around into more positive thinking. I use to sleep a lot during the day. Sometimes I feel a little sleepy during the day but I do not sleep during the day anymore. This is a great thing! I am actually up doing things. Seeing the sun, hanging out with my friends, having a life. I have not had any hunger for sweets on this, or any weight gain. I was on mirtazapine before geodon and I was hungry all of the time on mirtazapine. On geodon I'm no longer craving just sugar. I am hungry but I'm hungry when I am suppose to be. I now can make good food decisions and eat the right thing because I am no longer hungry for just sugar. On mirtazapine I gained about 21 pounds. Since being on Geodon I have lost those 21 pounds plus more! I love this medication. I am active now and it has been easier for me to get over things that are negative. All the medication I've been on has made me gain weight, and I've only been on this for 4 weeks, but so far I am losing. Now I hope that the weight will stay off. So far so good. *knocks on wood* F 34 4 weeks
60 1X D
7/26/2013

 3  Bipolar I loved Geodon. It was the first time in my life that I could think clearly. Unfortunately, I had a horrible reaction. I puked 10+ times a day. I had horrible anxiety and could not sleep. I also had a horrible rash on my face. I lost 30 pound in 3 months. I finally had to go back in the hospital and change my meds. I continued to take the drug until I had to stop, because I liked thinking clearly. I have to admit, it helped me get to where I am today and that is better than I have ever been. When anyone begins a new drug, make sure you monitor any changes. . I am currently taking Lithium and SEROQUEL. I am doing very well on them. F 35 4 months
60 1X D
7/20/2013
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 4  Schizophrenia This is the third or fourth time I post about geodon and, every time I try to rate this drug, I also want to comment to readers to browse on your search page: "schizophrenia as one extreme of a sexually selected fitness indicator" to better understand the diagnosis. Basically I'm making this comment to the person previous to this post, since I mentioned not so long ago I work out and that when switched from risperdal to geodon, it seems I gave the appearance of being not that big, than when on risperdal. I gained 12 pounds in January of this year and just recently in April, had to buy bigger clothes, so I'm thinking my doctors put me back on 160 mg, without me knowing, they now my schizophrenia is severe. Those voices that I once thought were coming from my head, now when I refer to them, I label them as the "system" since now they now give advice wherever I go and are fun to be with, so, actually voices are normal, only if I knew how we make this possible. I'm in peace with local, state and federal police, so I know I can rely on them and they give me the impression they can rely on me, so I'm very happy I've come this far in regards to my illness. You can download a complete Adobe acrobat file with the info I'm talking about from this site: http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.114.7812&rep=rep1&type=pdf M 38 4 years
120 mg 1X D
5/19/2013
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 2  mood disorder weight loss, extreme fatigue/feel like i just broke out of a casket when i wake up, mood swings aren't any better, nausea, racing heart, kind of a high sometimes i went to the hospital in may last year, took 80 mg when i was there and when i came back, and my psych lowered it to 60. so maybe it's just this dose, but i feel like utter crap. tho before, when i was taking 80, i was high all the time. so i don't recommend geodon, overall. it's good if you gained weight from a former drug, i guess, and for some people it probably works, but it doesn't for me, go figure. F 16 2 weeks
60?? 1X D
5/8/2013
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 2  Bipolar I It did stop my manic episode. But as it was explained to me, atypicals (lower side effect profiles) become typical the higher the dosage. And I gained 10 pounds in a very short period of time. Right now the internal shaking is a real downer. I'm coming off of it and feel like I'm coming out of my skin. The tremors got progressively worse, not better. This may work for people, I just never loved it. F 41 3 months
120mg
5/7/2013
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 5  bipolar disorder Lethargy, low blood sugar, seizures F 34 6 years
40mg
4/27/2013

 1  bi polar Blurry vision,50lbs weight gain, dry mouth and shaking hands F 31 2 years
60 mg
4/5/2013
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 5  Bipolar II Mild nausea first 3 days The best medication I've ever been prescribed for hypomania/depression. No side effects and great control of symptoms. F 57 3 months
100mg 1X D
3/11/2013

 4  Treat bipolar Heart flutters Jittery, restless Paranoid Decrease in appetite Euphoria F 26 9 days
40 mg BID
1/29/2013
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 1  bipolar Well it definitely didn't help with nething besides a psychotic break. F 31 2 months
60mg/2x
12/4/2012
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 4  Bipolar I tremor in hands, twitch in tongue, drowsiness geodon is the "magic" that pulls all of my other meds together to work well. the drowsiness is useful to help with my insomnia. used to treat psychotic and paranoia symptoms. M 25 4 years
20 mg 1X D
10/23/2012

 1  'schizophrenia' the worst and most powerful drug of all that i took. I believe that there is no stronger drug than this. i couldn't stand seated, i wasn't well in any position if i wanted to walk i coudn't because of contractures in the foot, extreme heavy head, extremely dry mouth, extreme agitation, extreme headaches... i believe this drug could be used to turn horses unconscious you don't want to know what it does to human M 23 1 months
80 mg 2X D
10/21/2012
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 4  Schizo-Affective Disorder Over 100 lb weight gain. I eat like a bird and can't lose a pound on this medication F 55 5 years
80 2X D
10/11/2012

 4  Bi polar with voices Makes me relax, loss of apetite, weight loss, watery mouth, burping F 24 1 months
40mg
10/10/2012
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 1  Schizoaffective I gained over 100 pounds felt as though I was having a heart attack diziness became manic at one point so the dose was increased I got diabetes decreased urine output F 25 6 years
160 mgs
9/14/2012
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 2  Psychosis Drowsiness, akathisia, extrapyramidal symptoms, lack of appetite I've been on olanzapine, seroquel XR and risperidone before and they kept the symptoms of psychosis away but caused significant weight gain. I tolerated them well however. In hopes of losing some weight i was switched to ziprasidone. From the first dose i felt it is a different drug. More potent and aggressive. I was initially dosed with 40mg x 1 but it was increased up to 100mg x 2 eventually. I've experienced an outbreak of psychosis through seroquel 800mg which explains the unually high dosage of ziprasidone. In the beginning i had mild akathisia and it only got worse as my dosage was increased. It didn't occur at night time because i was able to sleep but 2 hours after the morning dose with meal was plain hell to me. When you're at work where you've got to concentrate and deal with a lot of people the last thing you want is bad akathisia. Now i take 140mg once daily and can live with it but i'm about to go for another medication soon. I also have experienced muscle rigidity, especially in my jaws, tremor in my legs and slight difficulties to swallow sometimes. I think the older antipsychotics have some similarities with ziprasidone's side effect profile especially with motor side effects. For others this drug may be more tolerable but i'm done with it. M 29 2 months
140 1X D
9/1/2012
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 1  Suicidal ideations Extreme neck stiffness (acute dystonic reaction) and muscle pain I would never, ever, ever take this in a million years! My psychiatric ARNP put me on it when I told her I was experiencing suicidal ideations that I didn't want to act on. She sent me to live in a "safe house" where I could be monitored outside of the hospital psych ward. Thank God I was there! I took this medicine one time at night before bed and woke up the next morning in pain. My muscles were stiff and sore. I also realized, while in the bathroom, that something was wrong with my neck. It would get stuck in unnatural positions. I would be forced to look up or to the sides and couldn't get my neck to move back into its normal place because it would snap back. It made me very anxious and frightened because this had never happened with any other medication. One of the house parents took me to see the ARNP on an emergency appointment and she diagnosed me as having medication-induced dystonia. She prescribed Benzatropine and took me off the Geodon. I was given Lithium for the suicidal ideations instead. I only took it ONE DAY and this happened. Geodon is dangerous! F 24 1 days
40 MG 1X D
8/17/2012

 4  Schizophrenia,depression,OCD & PTSD I am so cold that I feel as if I am living back in New York in the winter time, and it's summer right now! Also, I am not constipated, but it does take me longer to go to the bathroom. And I am very hungry. I did however lose 1 pound. I AM FREEZING, and it is summer time. F 37 2 weeks
40 mg 1X D
8/15/2012
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 3  manic deppsion It makes me tried. I wouldn't really recomed this for anybody but I really like it becase it helps me sleep. M 22 4 months
40
7/31/2012

 1  bipolar tried to come off. cant sleep, after a couple of days without sleep you become a zombe,headackes,you want to sleep but cant. but as soon as you give in and take the drug you sleep and you are a new man that quick,over night. lasted one week and half befor i gave in wouldnt recomend this for anybody!!! M 41 4 years
20 1X D
7/17/2012
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 4  schizophrenia Can't remember the side effects experienced other that I know I went through some time where I had to adapt to the drug. No problem now after almost 4 years taking it. I left a comment rating this drug years ago on this site when first started taking the medication and I gave it a rating of 5 because I didn't know then the weight you lose when switched to geodon from another antispychotic (risperdal in my case) doesn't stay off. I ended gaining all the weight back plus 10 lbs more than on risperdal but that doesn't seem to bother all the chicks that flirt with me when I go out to places and I have no complaints about that. I workout regularly (weightlifting, walking on the treadmill) and I can fit into size "L" shirts instead of "XL" shirts like when on risperdal so I guess that's what doctors refer to geodon as being more weight neutral. I had my doctor reduce my dose from 160mg to 120mg because I felt no difference and noticed I lost 2 inches from chest and waistline in 4 weeks, but the weight remained the same. On my previous post I wrote that my sex drive had been enhanced when switched to geodon but like with any antispychotic, it slows you down and I mention slow down because I still keep my sex drive way better than while on risperdal, drug which actually ceased my sex drive, can't remember, I also have no complaints about that. I stopped smoking, drinking all forms of alcohol and illicit drugs prior to being switched to geodon so I experience no side effects from this drug other that I can no longer sleep after effects from geodon wearing off after a a couple of years, another thing I don't complain about. To all M 37 4 years
120 mg 1X D
7/12/2012
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 3  Bipolar Visual side effects, bad withdrawals It worked pretty well for my mood however I am now going off due to the visual side effects I experience on it. I am having to taper off very slowly due to withdrawals... if I miss a dose of this medicine the withdrawals are terrible. Nausea, body aches, chills, sweating, BAD insomnia (took 2 over the counter sleeping pills and slept maybe 2 hours all night, couldn't nap or sleep the rest of the night or day). Going on this med, beware of the possibility of developing withdrawals. They can be intense. Also, if you go off cold turkey for any reason, some of the withdrawal effects can become permanent (I believe it's the akathisia that can). F 23 6 months
80 MG 1X D
7/4/2012
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 1  Bipolar NOS, Depression This medicine didn't work at alll for me. I was diagnosed with Bipolar NOS and Depression and Anxiety in 2008 and I started off on Abilify. Then I was put on Geodon in February 2009. It messed with my sleep cycle. If I missed just one nightly dosage I couldn't sleep at all that night no matter how tired I was. It also made me have some hallucinations. And it made me fall into random periods of depression and rage. F 17 2 years
80 MG
6/11/2012
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 1  Anxiety, mood disorder. I lost interest in activities that I used to enjoy such as reading, exercising, hiking, photography, scrap-booking, writing, etc. I became catatonic at times, and I would cry for blocks of time for no particular reason. I had deep sleep, but no recollection of dreams, and would wake up with dark circles under my eyes. (Lack of REM sleep?) Eating became difficult. My metabolism slowed to nothing. My job became difficult because of the beforementioned factors. I am starting to lower my dose now. I had dreams for the first time in 2 months last night. I plan on weaning myself off of this medication and getting my life back. F 43 3 months
180 1X D
6/9/2012
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 5   Geodon has been working for me for 7 years untill recently when I had a visuial hallucination. No side effects expierenced, but did gain 100 pounds. F 42 7 years
80 2X D
5/25/2012
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 1  Depression EXTREME drowsiness. I could not keep my eyes open. Disassociation, depersonalization. Uncontrollable drooling. Imagine someone completely ^%$&ed up on heroin. That's probably what I looked like. I felt so drugged. Worst experience ever! What kind of psychiatrist prescribes such a powerful antipsychotic for depression?! F 22 2 weeks
2X D
5/5/2012
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 5  Bipolar II Occasional drowsiness, early on I had tardive dyskinesia but seems to have lessened. Loss of motivation. Weight gain. Always take Geodon with food! It will not work on an empty stomach. I have been taking Geodon for four years. It has stopped my destructive thoughts and manic and depressive episodes. I sleep a lot, but you should be getting a lot of sleep anyway (9 hours a night?) F 37 4 years
80mg 1X D
4/27/2012

 5  Bipolar 1 & ADHD I finally feel good. Makes you tired so I take it at night but, I am no longer nuts. The shivers are kinda weird... F 32 3 weeks
80
4/15/2012
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 3  Schizophrenia, borderline p/d/o I was 13 when I started taking Geodon, and the only good that came out of it is I finally got to sleep. It caused extreme agitation and heart palpitations. F 15 2 weeks
80 mg.
4/14/2012
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 1  Schizoaffective disorder Bi polar 1 I felt torment. Very horrible. Like the hell. Cant breath i was crying like a baby it was like demons. Torment like experience ,horrible Never use this drug in your life. M 23 6 days
160
3/26/2012

 2  BIPOLAR sore throat, stiff neck muscles, rapid heart beat, panic attacks M 27 15 days
20MG 1X D
3/25/2012

 5  Anxiety, depression, Borderline The first week I was on Geodon I was constantly tired and fell asleep in the strangest public places. It got better after three months but I still have to take Provigil to wake me up in the morning and allow me to drive to work. Geodon saved my life. In a matter of days I went from someone totally decompensated and suicidal to running a multi-million dollar consulting firm without hiding under my desk. I began taking Risperdal in the hospital. I gained almost 20 pounds in two weeks and freaked out. I went on Geodon immediately after that because it is supposed to be weight-neutral. I have suffered with obesity my whole life, so I really don't know whether or not to blame Geodon for my morbid obesity and metabolic syndrome. I have lost 100 pounds four times while on it, but I gained the weight back and more each time. I take a cocktail of Prozac, Klonopin, Trazodone and Geodon as well as six other meds for Metabolic Syndrome, so it is really hard to pull apart what is causing the weight gain. F 54 11 years
60 MG 1X D
3/23/2012
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 4  Psyhosis Involuntary muscle movements, severe sleepiness. Geodon saved my life. I had a manic episode caused by a bad reaction to an antibiotic, and I became an insomniac. Geodon knocked me out and returned me to balance. 2 1/2 hours after taking 120 mg, I would sleep for 7 1/2 hours. The early side effects were tough. My neck felt like it was going to snap. They gave me Cogentin to counteract the side effects, and that worked like a charm. Now, I take a Benadryl when I take Geodon, and I'm good to go. Seriously, this drug saved my life. M 28 2 years
120 MG 1X D
2/7/2012
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 1  Bipolar w/psychosis My skin/face broke out mildly after a few weeks, then I broke out explosively afterwards to the point where I had to stop taking the medication altogether. My face has itchy pimples with no head. The bumps itch profusely, my face in general itches profusely. I broke out in my face along my bottom region of my face, my jaw and neck. I scratch until the skin comes off--there is a deep itching sensation occurring. I stopped the medication for 19 days--its coming out of my skin and that is why the itching is worse. I drink a lot of water to flush it out of my system. F 41 90 days
160 1X D
1/30/2012
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 3  Bipolar 1 Drowsiness within two hours after taking it. Loss of appetite.can't sleep without it now. F 17 6 months
60mg
1/13/2012

 4  Psychosis, Bipolar 1, Rapid Cycling Severely Lethargic This medicine helps with my hallucinations somewhat and my manic episodes greatly, but it however makes me extremely tired where i only take it at bedtime now. I am not sure if i would recommend this drug to anyone. F 21 3 weeks
40 MG 2X D
1/3/2012

 3  Bipolar I wake up in my sleep at night to cook and eat. I don't remember cooking or eating, and I wake up finding dishes in my bed or in the sink. My kids tell me that I ate after I went to bed, and again I don't remember any of it. It help curb my mood, I'm doing a lot better, no arguing and getting along so much better with people. But, I have to quit taking it because of the side effect it gives me. I take Cogentin to kill the side effects but it doesn't help. F 41 3.5 months
160 1X D
1/3/2012
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 5  Treating Schizoaffective Disorder Still working through somethings. View Additional Comments for most of my experiences............ I've been on and off so many different drugs my Dr. had me on Abilify for almost 10 yrs. He promised it would help me be able to get the weight off that Zyprexa and Risperdal gave me. I had always been small size 5 or 6; But my husband had to buy me bigger and bigger sizes, and he was getting mad. I ate but one meal a day exercised when I could. (Not throwing up or feeling sick; not hurting all over my body etc. etc....) I ate less and less now only vegetables ; nothing helped. My Doctor swore it wasn't the Abilify it was me. I went up to 275 lbs. and was so depressed I just wanted to die. So I found someone else who let me try Geodon and I love it so very much. No more deafening whispers all those voices whispering as loud as they could about me. I couldn't even drown them out no matter what I tried. GONE. :) The people and things I saw but everyone around swore they couldn't. Still working on that; though not as bad. Paranoia not as bad I feel. Still working on that. I've been on Geodon for almost a year and I've lost weight last time I was weighed Oct. 2011 I was 170 lbs. And I'm going back down through the sizes of my clothes. Good thing I'm a pack rat. :) I can go out and eat again without having to hearing someone call me a pig or go on how disgusting I was. It's been so long that I've felt actually good about myself. Thank you for allowing me to use your time. :) :) :) :) F 47 10 months
80 mgs 2X D
1/2/2012
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 1  bipolar depression Geodon was the WORST medicine ive ever taken in my life. i was prescribed geodon, trazadone, and prozac to start at the same time. i ended up in the ER on christmas day because i started to get heavy of breath and my face was really twitchy. by the time i got to the ER i almost felt like i was gasping for air. i was literrally choking and my mouth was froze open. They said the medicine caused a severe reaction and a bad panic attack .i would NOT recoomend this to anyone ever. F 18 3 days
40 2X D
12/26/2011
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 4  Bipolar Disorder Dry throat, acne, makes me fall asleep about 2 hours after I take it. F 31 5 months
80 MG 1X D
12/23/2011
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 1  Bipolar and to assist Cymbalta I started on 60 mgs at night and was raised to 160 once a day at night. I started having horrible anxiety. I was getting out of the bed gasping for air and started having anxiety during the day. It does work but the side effects make it one of the worse drugs I've ever taken. Do NOT take this drug!! M 47 1 months
160
12/15/2011
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 1  Bipolar Extreme drowsiness I haven't been on Geodon long enough to feel any benefit. I have however felt the drowsiness. It's recommended to take with food so I took it with dinner the other night, I was asleep within two hours of taking it, I couldn't stay awake no matter how hard I tried. Today is the first time of taking it in the AM, I fell asleep in the middle of the day. I just can't stay awake on this medicine and feel like a zombie when I am awake. I wouldn't recommend this medicine. F 20 5 days
40 2X D
12/4/2011
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 1  Bi-Polar 1 Confusion, poor vision, poor memory, poor concentration, constipation, upset stomach, heartburn, shaky, sinus headaches, chest heaviness, trouble speaking and staying on subject, drooling allot when sleeping, clenching jaw. The MD started me with 40 mg of Geodon on Monday at night and I took the Geodon at night Monday and Tuesday. The MD had me increase the does to 40 mg in the AM on Wed and I was so out of it by the time the afternoon came I could hardly drive my car home from the hospital. The MD told me to take 40 mg that night and to start taking 80 mg total just at night before bed. This would start on Thursday. I did not feel right at all even all day on Thursday. I took the 80 mg on Thursday night and had to pull myself out of bed Friday morning. By Friday afternoon I was in full blow side affect mod. It honestly scared me. I only took 40 mg on Friday night and woke up Sat after sleeping 12 and a half hours. I had to make myself get up even after sleeping that long.I have called the MD and at this point am waiting for a call back, I intend to stop the Geodon, I can't live like this. I feel as though I can hardly function properly, let alone drive my car. F 33 5 days
40 2X D
12/3/2011

 5  bipolar 1 psychotic features Gave me energy,no side effects,great sex drive,felt alive!No mania,or hallucinations. Coming off is like going thru hell,migranes,hot/cold flashes,naseau,dizzy,took 3 weeks to get over w/drawal.Going back on manic again,well worth it. F 38 4 days
40 mg 1X D
11/30/2011

 1  Child Onset Schizophrenia Cognitive Issues, Akathisia, Agitation, Irregular Heartbeat My son started this med @40mg @10y/o. Helped with auditory/visual hallucinations and delusions, but did not eliminate. Occasional irregular heartbeat. Nausea only when he didn't eat with pill. Symptoms of psychosis increased so his meds increased to 60mg. He can't sit still any longer. Walks around in class all the time. Verbally threatens teachers and other students. (Never had issues such as this before) His writing is atrocious. I can't even read it any longer. His motor skills are non existant, and the school wants to kick him out because his meds made him so agitated. I cannot recommend this drug for treatment in anybody. Schizophrenia didn't make my son crazy, but Geodon did. M 11 8 months
60 1X D
11/29/2011

 3  Schizzoaffective ADHD Slowed thinking, dizziness, loss of appetite, heavy deep sleeps, can't think & comprehend properly It's a dangerous drug. My recommendation is to stay off it unless symptoms are heavy. Even then, do not use for more than a week or two. M 31 4 days
5mg 1X D
11/25/2011

 1  MISDIAGNOSIS of bipolar Beginning of tardive dyskinesia, insomnia, possible long term cognitive problems. Got this for bipolar 1, which turns out was misdiagnosis. In Jan 2010 my doctor took me off b/c of tardive diskinesia like symptoms. Suffered extreme insomnia for 5 months. I could not read and process written information for approx 4 months. I am still concerned that I might have cognitive issues. This is an EVIL drug and please don't take it unless you absolutely have to. I can't verbally describe what the withdrawal was like; I've never experienced "street" drug withdrawal, but I'm betting I experienced something very similar. If you have to stop it, do your best to titrate your doses to help with withdrawal symptoms. I was in horrible physical pain (never mind my psychological experience) aches, fever like chills, headache. I felt like I needed heavy duty painkillers it was so bad. I never thought the mental torment was going to stop, which took roughly four months. F 40 9 years
180 1X D
11/21/2011
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 1  bipolar I hate Geodon just got switched to Latuda. Like much better. Latuda is easier to take, 40mg once daily, and it works better then Seroquel XR. M 30 3 months
40mg 1X D
11/6/2011

 2  Bipolar, ADHD Nausea, Shaking of entire body, Confusion, Blurry Vision, Loss of appetite, cold tremors, involuntary twitching, Migraines, Dizziness, Muscle Spasms, I was placed on Geodon to help regulate my bipolar and adhd disorder. My psy. said that it would not only help bipolar, but help with my adhd as well. I've been on this pill for 2 months, and I'm still drowsy. If you miss a dose, prepare, I get a major migraines, and I have NEVER, until this drug, had a headache or a Migraine in my life! Wouldn't recommend it to anyone. F 21 2 months
40mg 1X D
10/4/2011
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 4  bi polar clenching of the jaw,insomnia,tremors,low blood pressure,high cholesterol,severe breathing problems within 30 minutes after taking,extreme nausea the following day until new dose is taken at night I was on 120 mlgs in the beginning and kept going to the er for breathing problems.They lasted until I took my benadryl every night(I have terrible allergies) I noticed that about an hour after I took my benadryl my breathing was ok.I began taking my geodon with my benadryl and my breathing was fine.I had my dr lower my dose as I was having far too many side affects and was tired of living in a zombie like state.I am now on 20 mlgs at night and I take it with benadryl.No more breathing problems and no more major side affects although I still get tremors at least twice a month.I am not a big person so I account this to my always having low blood pressure when I am thin.I have a normal appetite and at 5'4 I weigh 117 pounds.I don't eat dairy or red meat so have a hard time understanding why I have high cholesterol either.I also don't eat eggs or chicken.I was diagnosed as bi polar after an extended period of severe mania in 2009.I was 46 when this happened.I don't suffer from depression or mood swings just one instance of mania.I have not gone into mania since 2009.Some of the meds that I was on in the beginning caused depression and suicidal thoughts.I am happy to say that geodon does not cause these thoughts or feelings.I plan on sticking with the 20 mlgs.I don't like the toxicity of this drug however.I skipped a dose one day and was violently ill all day the following day.When I was lowering my dose(drs approval) I had to carry hefty bags in my car as I was getting sick abou F 48 11 months
20 1X D
10/3/2011
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 3  paranoid schizophrenia/bipolar II DROWSINESS, Tardive dyskinesia, pain in jaw and neck, rapid eye movements while awake, tremors, swelling of face, loss of appetite Still have mild hallucinations, it dulls my delusions but they're still there, a lot of unwanted side effects, still get depressive episodes (of the same degree before I started taking it), and I'm still extremely paranoid. It does get rid of most of my hallucinations (which are visual mainly), but they are still there along with my other symptoms. Also it didn't do a thing for my confusion and thought disorders and speech problems. I take it at night so maybe I'm not the most accurate example of the use of the drug, but still I will give my opinion. I really don't recommend it unless your anxiety/mania/hallucinations/etc are so bad that you absolutely need to be sedated during the day in order to stay calm. It definitely sedates you though, so if you have school or a job or another important responsibility, I wouldn't take it. F 17 2.5 weeks
60mg 1X D
9/10/2011
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 3  Depression sedation initially geodon made me feel tired all day until I lowered the dose. Then it was great for sleep at night. My doc put me on it for my concentration, and it did help. Later I became suicidal due to extreme stress and so he changed to abilify, which worked wonders without sedating me. F 29 1 years
20 1X D
9/9/2011

 4  Bi Polar Severe anxiety, insomnia, lack of appetite. I can go days without eating. Forgetfulness. No sex drive. It has been great for weight loss especially after coming off of Seroquel. The reason I was given geodon was due to a lengthy suicidal depression which it helped with that. My main complaint is the anxiety/panic attacks. I was prescribed valium for the anxiety but the normal 5mg 3 times a day doesn't do much. M 39 2 months
40mg 2X D
9/4/2011
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