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Does geodon (ziprasidone) stop working once it is all out my system. Will zyprexa fill in the void? Can i switch from geodon (ziprasidone) to zyprexa? What if geodon (ziprasidone) withdrawal?

Does geodon (ziprasidone) stop working once it is all out my system. Will zyprexa fill in the void? Can i switch from geodon (ziprasidone) to zyprexa? What if geodon (ziprasidone) withdrawal?

Yes, (1,2,3): Geodon (ziprasidone) and zyprexa are both antipsychotic medications and basically work the same way. There are differences in side effect profile. The switch from one to the other usually is to avoid the side effects . The answer is , yes, to the first 2 questions. No, there is no withdrawal from geodon (ziprasidone). ...Read more

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I used to sleep fine before geodon (ziprasidone) but ever since stopping it sleep has been impossible.Is my brain damaged? Howcan they prescribe this stuff

I used to sleep fine before geodon (ziprasidone) but ever since stopping it sleep has been impossible.Is my brain damaged? Howcan they prescribe this stuff

Not brain damaged: Geodon (ziprasidone) does not cause insomnia, and it should not damage your brain in a way to cause insomnia. You may be experiencing insomnia related to the condition for which you were prescribed the medication. For example, Geodon (ziprasidone) is often presribed for bipolar depression, and bipolar depression often can cause inability to sleep. Don't worry, your brain is not damaged by the medication. ...Read more

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Feel like i was wrongly prescribed geodon (ziprasidone). How to withdraw?

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Feel like i was wrongly prescribed geodon (ziprasidone). How to withdraw?

Geodon (ziprasidone): U meant u do not have symptoms?, or maybe experienced side effects?. Your prescribing doctor is the best to consult, as he can clarify the issue at hand, and also help u taper the Geodon (ziprasidone) as warranted. ...Read more

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I used to take geodon (ziprasidone) could diet exercise lose weight on it took me awhile to fall asleep on it practitioner said dangerous with my meds is this true?

Geodon (ziprasidone) is a pretty: big gun to use for insomnia and "mood changes". The phentermine could be causing sleep problem. Unless you have a true indication for geodon (ziprasidone) - would look for less hard core alternatives. Stopping the phentermine may help your insomnia. ...Read more

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Does trazodone not work for geodon (ziprasidone) withdrawal insomnia?

Does trazodone not work for geodon (ziprasidone) withdrawal insomnia?

I have used it: Successfully for this, but if you have restless legs or periodic limb movements of sleep it may actually worsen rather than improve the situation. Trazodone dose also has to be high enough to correct the insomnia, somewhere between 50-200 mg at bedtime or more. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Geodon (ziprasidone) plus ativan not sedating enough. What can I do to get to sleep? Also have seroquel and it only works before large meals. Lot of food works

See psychiatrist: If you are on Geodon, (ziprasidone) Seroquel, and Ativan, and it's not working, it's clear your underlying psychiatric issues are not well controlled. Call your psychiatrist and make an appointment with him/her to address your concerns, as you likely need some adjustments to your current medication dosing/choices. ...Read more

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Will stopping geodon (ziprasidone) kick off a psychotic episode? I seem to think geodon (ziprasidone) is the most dangerous of antipsychotics because it makes one more psychotic?

It could: Depending on what kind of illness you have, stopping Geodon (ziprasidone) could risk a psychotic episode. I'm not sure why you think Geodon (ziprasidone) is the most dangerous of antipsychotics, or that it makes one more psychotic. Like other antipsychotics, at high enough dose it can cause restlessness/akathisia -- which sometimes may feel like a psychosis, but isn't. Please discuss these concerns w/your own psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Is geodon (ziprasidone) safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is geodon (ziprasidone) safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Prenatal Consult: This is a question that needs to be answered on a case-by-case basis. All meds have risks, but it is important to weigh the risks of going off them and benefits of staying on them verses the risks of taking the medication during pregnancy or nursing. Psychiatric conditions pose their own risks to a pregnancy, too. See a perinatal psychiatrist to help you with this risk-benefit analysis. ...Read more

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