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Insomnia Symptom Geodon Withdrawal
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
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
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
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
Is Seroquel 25 mg indicated for insomnia? I got it prescribed bc of Saphris (asenapine) withdrawal. Also taking 80 mg per night of geodon.
How long does insomnia from geodon (ziprasidone) withdrawal last? I stopped many times in the past and couldn't get any sleep so I went on other sedatives benzos
How likely is it that mirtazapine will throw off my sleeping patterns? I have insomnia from antipsychotic withdrawal. Now on geodon (ziprasidone) and Benadryl
Can one find a new way to fall asleep if once needs geodon (ziprasidone) every night to sleep? Withdrawal create extreme insomnia. Lately have switched to trazodone
What is a solution to withdrawal insomnia from zyprexa and geodon (ziprasidone)? Also my leg muscles are tingly and partially numb, don't recover fast and are weak
If I take geodon it helps with symptoms not sedative for insomnia what would be another med to take with it for sleep? Are meds like lunesta (eszopiclone) taken?
Maybe: Your list of medications indicates that in addition to Geodon (ziprasidone) you are also taking trazodone. While it is only approved for depression its most common use is for sleep. Perhaps you need a dose adjustment of the medications you are on now before a change in medication. ...Read more
I think someone is mind controlling me so I can't sleep or is this a symptom of med withdrawal like geodon, (ziprasidone) trazodone, ativan. Mind control?
Mind Control: It is possibly a withdrawal symptom but not necessarily. Please contact your prescribing doctor immediately to learn what is causing your thinking to be distorted. I wish you the best. ...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
My dr reduced by geodon (ziprasidone) 80 mg to 40 mgs then 0. If I taper very fast to zero will I experience permanent withdrawal symptoms? Should I getLiquid taper
Probably not: Ziprasidone doesn't really have a withdrawal syndrome: but you can experience a resurgence or even intensification of the symptoms that it was helping with. These would be treatable, not "permanent." But a "taper" is sensible. The best taper -- what decrement, what preparation, how long, with what observations -- is best determined by you and your doctor. ...Read more
Geodon (ziprasidone) withdrawal: Geodon (ziprasidone) is approved to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. It's not addicting but to avoid symptoms of withdrawal your prescribing professional would probably taper you off Geodon (ziprasidone) even if changing you to a different medication. Either way you certainly shouldn't stop it cold turkey and it be done with your prescribing professional fully involved. ...Read more
Geodon (ziprasidone) withdrawals are debilitating and have many withdrawal symptoms what can I do for heart pain, palpatations, beating really fast? I'm goingcrazy
SEE MD ASAP: See a md asap. Stopping or decreasing geodon, (ziprasidone) or any psychiatric med., too rapidly can be very dangerous. Call your doctor today and be seen to discuss how to taper more slowly for your safety. ...Read more
I read on wikipedia that long lasting and complicated rebound insomnia can occur from withdrawing from atypical antipsychoticd like geodon (ziprasidone). What to do?
There are a: Couple of reasons to be on this medication and a few reasons you may feel the need to get off. Before you stop this drug, please talk to your doctor. He could help the insomnia issue or address why you want to stop. For example, say its weight gain, add topirimate. Say your pregnant, being off the meds isn't likely to improve outcome especially if ur in a funk. Good luck but please get seen. ...Read more
Never had problems sleep but was prescribed geodon (ziprasidone) bc had some paranoid questions. Stop geodon (ziprasidone) but severe insomnia. Does insomnia ameliorate over time?
What are other medications to take for insomnia I take 200mg seroquel gained massive weight and nightmares I used to take geodon (ziprasidone) it stopped working?
Try a Sleep Clinic:
Fortunately there is a good one in your town:
http://www. Phoebeputney. Com/phoebecontentpage. Aspx? Nd=1237
the experts may help you find the basic reason for your insomnia and find treatments that will help without side effects. Read their info ; give them a query call. Good luck. ...Read more
When insomnia affects quality of life and leads to thoughts of personal harm do I need more than meds to treat bipolar? Take geodon (ziprasidone) and neurontin.
I take geodon, (ziprasidone) wellbutrin, and propanolol. The doctor I see refuses to help with my insomnia. So I smoke pot to help me sleep. Will they interact?
Not wise to do so: They could all work at cross purposes. While medications that are prescribed are designed to produce some regulation and stabilization of neurotransmitters, smoking pot pushes others. Not a great solution to insomnia at all. Cognitive behavioral therapy could help. Consider asking 4 referral to a clinical psychologist see: http://cpancf. Com/articles_files/insomniabasicguide. Asp. ...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
Unlikely: But usually u physician can tapper it down for u. ...Read more
I had been on geodon (ziprasidone) for 8 years, last night I stopped after tapering it off. What are the possible withdrawals plus how long will they last?
Not long: If you have tapered off of geodon, (ziprasidone) you shouldn't have any withdrawal symptoms, however, the half life is 7 hours, so 1-3 days later all Geodon (ziprasidone) is out of your symptom. I have patients complained about increased energy and decreased sleep, but in my clinical experience if there are any withdrawal symptoms they tend to be mild. Your psychiatric symptoms may return after several days however. ...Read more
Can withdrawal from antipsychotics cause akathisia? I am on geodon (ziprasidone) and when it wears out I get the akathisia
I think it is: Possible, but usually occurs during antipsychotic usage, not withdrawal from it. But it is possible. Talk to your Psychiatrist. ...Read more
I got prescribed 80. 5mg of klonopin for 40 days for geodon (ziprasidone) withdrawal. Can I skip days so I don't get addicted what can I do so I don't get addicted?
U can taper off.: Some people are very sensitive to Geodon (ziprasidone) withdrawal and need to be tapered off gradually by 20 mg every few days or wk. If u experienced w/drawal including anxiety, insomnia, ; panic symptoms, then your dr. Probably prescribed the Klonopin for that. U can try taking it 2 times a day for a wk, then 1 time a day for a wk ; then stop. See if you still need it. Return any unused pills to the pharmacy. ...Read more
No: If someone is taking Geodon (ziprasidone) for schizophrenia, it acts to alleviate schizophrenic symptoms. So if the medication is stopped and it has controlled psychotic symptoms (like hearing voices), these are likely to return. Commonly people stop antipsychotics misunderstanding that it is the medication controlling symptoms. The cause of schizophrenia is in part genetic but the cause is not clear. ...Read more
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