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I take Adderall 10mg i'm doing good on it except i can't sleep geodon (ziprasidone) 60mg isn't working anymore what's a good sleep medicine that will work quickly?

Depends : From your information it looks as if you been diagnosed with more than just adhd and that the insomnia preceded the use of adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). In general that low dose taken in the am does not usually cause sleep issues in an adult although it might aggravate existing issues. It is also contraindicated to be taking the additional meds you have listed at the same time. Need visit with provider. ...Read more

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I am on seroquel take it at night it makes me tired during day am being winged off put on 5mg zyprexa is geodon (ziprasidone) sleep med? Used to be on it for sleep

I am on seroquel take it at night it makes me tired during day am being winged off put on 5mg zyprexa is geodon (ziprasidone) sleep med? Used to be on it for sleep

Geodon (ziprasidone) varies: In its ability to act as a sedative. Some people take it and it actually keeps them awake. It is very unpredictable in this regard. If however you found it to be sedating for you previously, then i would expect it to be sedating for you if you were to take it again. Thank you for clarifying your question and i hope that this reply helps you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I used to take geodon (ziprasidone) for sleep i was on geodon (ziprasidone) for a year with no problems nurse practioner said it was dangerous for me is this true based on my med?

I used to take geodon (ziprasidone) for sleep i was on geodon (ziprasidone) for a year with no problems nurse practioner said it was dangerous for me is this true based on my med?

See below: If you are having primary insomnia (not due to a medical or psychological cause), Geodon (ziprasidone) is not a good medicine for insomnia. Rather good sleep hygiene ; understanding your insomnia is key. Try to regularize your sleep times. Avoid caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, bright lights, ; electronics prior to bedtime. If you continue to have trouble sleeping, a sleep dr. Can be of help. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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How long does Saphris (asenapine) withdrawal insomnia last for? I am getting no sleep. Is there a solution to this? I'm taking geodon but no sleep.

Please be specific: It would be helpful if you could be more specific. Many questions come to mind. What dose of Saphris (asenapine) were you on previously? How fast were you tapered off? What dose of Geodon are you on? Do you have any other symptoms aside from insomnia? Please resubmit your question and/or discuss your concerns with your prescriber in order to get the appropriate treatment. Hope this helps. All the best. ...Read more

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I used to be on geodon (ziprasidone) for sleep i only gained couple lbs doc said it was dangerous is trazodone good for sleep? is it a non weight sleep med

I used to be on geodon (ziprasidone) for sleep i only gained couple lbs doc said it was dangerous is trazodone good for sleep? is it a non weight sleep med

Trazedone works well: Geodon (ziprasidone) is an effective medication for many conditions but often has some weight gain as a side effect. . It may be dangerous based on your health and family health background so some people should not take it because of health risks.. Trazedone, is an older antidepressant often used for sleep. it carries fewer risks and weight gain is.not likely if it is only used for sleep. ...Read more

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I take Adderall 10mg i'm doing good on it except i can't sleep geodon (ziprasidone) 60mg isn't working anymore what's a good sleep medicine that will work quickly?

Depends : From your information it looks as if you been diagnosed with more than just adhd and that the insomnia preceded the use of adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). In general that low dose taken in the am does not usually cause sleep issues in an adult although it might aggravate existing issues. It is also contraindicated to be taking the additional meds you have listed at the same time. Need visit with provider. ...Read more

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I used to be on 60mg geodon (ziprasidone) for sleep i was taken off I am on seroquel makes me tired during day geodon (ziprasidone) didn't do that what are meds that don't tire?

I used to be on 60mg  geodon (ziprasidone) for sleep i was taken off I am on seroquel makes me tired during day geodon (ziprasidone) didn't do that what are meds that don't tire?

See your doctor.: The medications you mention are not sleep medications, per se. Thet are indicated for disorders such as major depression, bipolar disorder, or dysthymia with psychosis. While sleep disorder may be part of your problem, there is obviously more than that to be treated. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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I used to sleep no problem then I started geodon then I slept 14 hours daily. I stopped geodon & I couldn't sleep for months. Will sleep return again?

I used to sleep no problem then I started geodon then I slept 14 hours daily. I stopped geodon & I couldn't sleep for months. Will sleep return again?

Geodon has cleared: by now. Look at your sleep cycle and habits and consider factors that may be interfering including the condition Geodon was meant to treat. Review sleep hygiene for measures you may not have already tried. Discuss with prescriber regarding current meds or possible meds and impact on sleep. Goal is to re-establish a normal sleep-wake cycle. Best regards for good health. ...Read more

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I was given permission by psychiatrist to taper off geodon (ziprasidone). Will ambien help me sleep due to withdrawals from geodon (ziprasidone)? In thepast sleep never returned.

Maybe :-): I have treated many patients with mental health issues that also cause insomnia. There are many people who will always need something to help them sleep whether it is a mild over-the-counter sleep aid or a prescription mental health medication. Ambien may work wonderfully to get you to sleep as you taper off of Geodon (ziprasidone) however you may ultimately become dependent on Ambien. Many physicians do not physicians do not like Ambien for its side effects. Also many doctors do not like giving patients sleep aids because of dependency ...Read more

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Is 120 mg of geodon (ziprasidone) more sedating than 80 mg of geodon (ziprasidone)? 80 is not putting me to sleep

Is 120 mg of geodon (ziprasidone) more sedating than 80 mg of geodon (ziprasidone)? 80 is not putting me to sleep

Geodon (ziprasidone) not sleep med: Geodon (ziprasidone) is not a sleep medication. It is also not high on the list of sedating medications in the class of drugs that it belongs. Before you jump to increasing the dosage you should review your meds and your psychiatric condition with your psychiatrist ...Read more

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Is geodon (ziprasidone) known to make people sleep for 12 hours? Also some nights it doesn't make me sleep at all but stay up. Does 40mg have less sedation than 20?

Is geodon (ziprasidone) known to make people sleep for 12 hours? Also some nights it doesn't make me sleep at all but stay up. Does 40mg have less sedation than 20?

Also consider food: Yes, ziprasidone does cause a very pronounced amount of sleep. Usually a higher does causes more sedation. However, another important variable to watch with respect to the administration of ziprasidone is whether there is food consumption occurring simultaneously. The number usually described is 500 calories and if you are eating this amount of food then it works stronger. Talk with your doctor! ...Read more

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Whats the maximum dose on geodon (ziprasidone)? I used to be on geodon (ziprasidone) i took 60mg 2 at night to sleep what are other sleep meds that can be used as a combo with it

Whats the maximum dose on geodon (ziprasidone)? I used to be on geodon (ziprasidone) i took 60mg 2 at night to sleep what are other sleep meds that can be used as a combo with it

160 mg Geodon (ziprasidone) max,: But I have known academic psychiatrists who have used doses up to 320mg a day. The pdr recommends max of 160 mg a day. Any of the standard benzodiazepine sleeping meds like Restoril (temazepam) or the z -drugs like zaleplon, zolpidem, etc can be used with it. I would avoid trazodone. Seroquel is not recommended with it due to the risk of developing a heart arrhythmia that could be fatal. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is trazodone and geodon (ziprasidone) not a good mix for sleep?

Sedating: Both trazodone and Geodon (ziprasidone) are sedating medications, and should induce sleep. The question is how sedating they are for you, and whether this degree is needed in your case. You and your doctor can make this determination together. ...Read more

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Prescribed only abilify. Tried geodon (ziprasidone) the other night and now this night now can't sleep. Will this resolve on its own or do I need geodon (ziprasidone) again2sleep?

Prescribed only abilify. Tried geodon (ziprasidone) the other night and now this night now can't sleep. Will this resolve on its own or do I need geodon (ziprasidone) again2sleep?

Geodon (ziprasidone) and sleep: Both Abilify and Geodon (ziprasidone) are used for the same issues. Abilify is generally not helpful for sleep since it has so little sedation. Geodon (ziprasidone) can be an excellent sleep. Inducer as well as stabilizing mood. Remember that Geodon (ziprasidone) requires food to be absorbed-it is best taken after a meal. We generally do not prescribe 2 medications in the same class. Talk to your prescribing md for solutions. ...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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Can geodon (ziprasidone) give you symptoms of mental illness during withdrawal? Only problem is the insomnia. Does the sleep regulate again like it was before?

Can geodon (ziprasidone) give you symptoms of mental illness during withdrawal? Only problem is the insomnia. Does the sleep regulate again like it was before?

Geodon (ziprasidone): Geodon (ziprasidone) is an antipsychotic medicine. If you stop it, the psychotic symptoms could return -- and yes those could be symptoms of mental illness. Sleep could be dysregulated also. I really suggest you discuss this with the doctor working with you and prescribing your medicines. Be well. ...Read more