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Geodon Ziprasidone Risperdal
Took geodon, (ziprasidone) risperdal, celexa, benzos adding up to 1.5 yrs. Exercise affect by brain chemistry? Experience weakness and numbnes, shakinglower, weights
Side effects: Geodon (ziprasidone) & Risperdal are atypical neuroleptics, which carry a low risk of movement disorders, incl tremors. There are too few data to assess the possible interactions with hydroquinone, which you also take. Usually, once an atypical is stopped, all side effects slowly resolve, although rarely it can take over a year; and additional meds can help. Please see an md to assist you in this process. ...Read more
Risperidone is a second generation antipsychotic that is fda approved for schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and behavioral issues with autism. It is generally effective and used commonly. Side effects include sedation, weight gain, increase in lipids and blood sugar, hunger, severe muscle reactions such as dystonia, tremors, among others. It also comes in a ...Read more
Do antipsychotics like geodon, (ziprasidone) risperdal, zyprexa, etc decondition the body? I experienced rapid muscle and joint weakness. Does strength return again
Antipsychotics: That you've listed are atypical antipsychotics with reduced side effects compared with typical antipsychotics. Weakness and decondtioning is a concern but more likely has to do with change in lifestyle rather than the medication (unless you are experiencing, Parkinsonism or other neurological side effects (dystonia, tardive dyskinesia) ...Read more
What can I use for sleep after stopping trazodone? Previously on geodon, (ziprasidone) risperdal, klonopin, ativan, melatonin. At this point believe brain won't cbt
Some alternatives: I don't understand the meaning of your last sentence; does it mean you have tried insomnia-directed cbt (as well as attention to sleep hygiene) but it hasn't worked? Sleep aids you didn't mentioned include rozerem, (ramelteon) doxepin, and various otc herbal mixtures. Also, withdrawal from some of the meds you mentioned could interfere with sleep. And, I'm assuming you aren't using alcohol in the evenings. ...Read more
Used to be extremely strong until geodon (ziprasidone) risperdal celexa wellbutrin cogentin. Now body feels muscles are not supporting joints or strengthening body?
Go see your doctor: I can't tell if you're taking both Geodon (ziprasidone) & Risperdal at same time as these are both antipsychotics and can affect your muscle tone. Tell your prescribing physician (psychiatrist, right/) what's going on. You may need adjustment of dose and/or regimen. ...Read more
Tried geodon, (ziprasidone) risperdal, abilify, haldol, seroquel, zyprexa and dislike all them. For paranoid schizophrenia. Don't like insomnia, akathisisa, weightga
Talk w/psychiatrist: You have not asked a question here, but have expressed your displeasure with some of the available antipsychotic medications for your illness. Please discuss this with your own psychiatrist, as there are still other options available. Paranoid schizophrenia is a serious illness and does need treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more
Does geodon (ziprasidone) and risperdal continue to blockade dopamine after the meds ate long for out of your system?
Can I be of normal weight and get diabetes symptoms from geodon (ziprasidone) and risperdal usage? Is diabetes possible for light people?
Yes you can:
Geodone causes weight gain which is a risk factorfor diabetes, and risperdol is also known to cause high blood sugar and may be responsible for some cases of type2 diabetes especially who have family history and are obese
but indepenedent of the drugs like geodone/risperdol light people who are not obese can get type2 diabetese in some individual. ...Read more
Not usually: Geodon (ziprasidone) and Risperdal are medications commonly prescribed and are usually well tolerated. With that being said, they can cause adverse reactions such as dry mouth, dizziness and weakness. Joint weakness specifically is not a commonly known reaction of these medications. Speak with your doctor about these concerns. ...Read more
Can I develop parkinsons, ms, tardive dyskinesia or huntingtons after stopping geodon (ziprasidone) and risperdal adding up to a year. Are my dopamine levels normal?
Some side effects: Geodon (ziprasidone) and Risperdal are in the class of medications known as neuroleptics. While taking these, patients can sometimes develop symptoms similar to parkinson disease, and can develop tardive dyskinesia. Ms and huntington disease are not related. The symptoms of parkinsonism can take a year or more to fully resolve, and the improvement of tardive dyskinesia is variable. ...Read more
Can I get hyperglycemia after I take geodon (ziprasidone) and then risperdal and then geodon (ziprasidone) for 8 months? I feel as if I have symptoms
Possibly: Long term use of these medications can increase risk of hyperglycemia. ...Read more
Who knows: No one has studied the effects of three antipsychotics simultaneously. One possible mechanism would be if you developed diabetes from one of them, then a dysautonomia could ensue. I recommend you see a neurologist who specializes in dysautonomia and discuss with your psychiatrist whether you really need three antipsychotic medications. ...Read more
Normal sleep architecture return after discontinuing meds like geodon (ziprasidone) celexa trazodone klonopin risperdal? I used to sleep without dreams & nightmares
Yes: Usually whatever side effects your having from meds will go away after stopping them. ...Read more
If I took geodon (ziprasidone) for 9 months and risperdal for 3 months and then stopped all psych medications, can I expect to be back to how I was before? Athlete!
Should be: Should be able to get back to normal. ...Read more
Does taking geodon (ziprasidone) and cogentin create photosensitivity or hyperpigmentation to sunlight. Can it be from risperdal usage or am I sensitive to sunlight?
Photosensitive: Risperdal can be photosensitive.Get a more detailed answer ›
How likely is my severely swelling in my feet and ankles is caused by geodon (ziprasidone)? I'm allergic/sensitive to most similar medications (seroquel, risperdal,
Is there any association with risperdal and geodon (ziprasidone) and trouble breathing? Feels like I can't get a good breath. Dysautonomia or brain stem dysfunction
I never heard voices until months after I discontinued geodon and then risperdal. Can it be that I got voices only because they changed my brain a lot?
Stay on geodon: It seems apparent from what you describe geodon. Helps you. So stay with it. Now follow up with your doctor. Why did you stop the geodon? Seems like yo have good results ...Read more
I have just been prescribed topimax to combat the significant weight gain from taking risperidone and Geodone. Any harmful side effects?
Topamax: It is always good to find out about potential side effects & drug- drug interactions. Here is a comprehensive list of possible side effects for Drugs. Com: https://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/topamax-side-effects. Html ...Read more
Geodon (ziprasidone): Very gradually & under supervision, at least by 20mg. Every 4-7 days. ...Read more
Geodon (ziprasidone): It has high affinity for dopamine, serotonin & alpha-1 adrenergic receptors, & moderate affinity for histamine h-1 receptors. It also inhibits synaptic reuptake of serotonin & norepinephrine. Blockage of d2 & 5-ht2a receptors attributes to its effects on positive psychotic symptoms. Inhibition of reuptake of serotonin & norepinephrine attributes to its effect on alleviating negative symptoms. ...Read more
Psychosis: Your doctor may continue your prescription to prevent recoccurence. Ask him or her how long they feel it is neccessary so you will have a date to look forward to being free of medication if possible. Often times it is necessary to continue for an extended period of time. Best wishes. ...Read more
Unlikely but maybe: May be exacerbated if exist before geodon, (ziprasidone) otherwise highly unlikely so very rare. ...Read more
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
Can someone tell me how long will withdrawal symptoms from geodon (ziprasidone) last if I've been on it for 3 years?
Very variable: The withdrawal from medicines in general is very variable and has multiple factors. Half life of Geodon (ziprasidone) is 7 hrs so technically it would be eliminated fairly quickly. Compounding factor would be " why were you taking Geodon (ziprasidone) and why are you stopping and to differentiate recurrence of sx from withdrawal sx. ...Read more
I know that alcohol is a nono when you are taking in geodon (ziprasidone). But what about grapefruits or grapefruit drinks?
Drug Interaction: Checker - showed no interactions between Geodon (ziprasidone) and Grapefruit. ...Read more
Is nausea related to withdrawing from geodon (ziprasidone) 120 mg per day for two and a half weeks? Taking only 20 mg a day
Nausea: Yes, nausea is one symptom that may occur upon withdrawal of geodon (ziprasidone). You and your practitioner are best to assess and document and symptoms. The practitioner may have to reassess and slow down the taper. Your body gets used to a medication and slow taper is always a must to ensure the least severity in withdrawal symptoms. ...Read more
I know that alcohol is a taboo when you are taking in geodon (ziprasidone). But what about grapefruits or grapefruit drinks?
Luckily: You can still eat grapefruit even if you take geodon (ziprasidone). You are smart to ask - since grapefruit is a problem with a number of medications. ...Read more