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Review by tripp2007 (taken for less than 1 month):
Geodon (ziprasidone) for Bipolar Disorder: Horrible! I have done nothing but sleep... I was on 40mg for a few days, I have quit taking it. After 3 days I have literally gained 2 lbs.. I never gain weight, I have been the same weight for the last 5 years.. This is medicine might help some people, but not me.
Review by Serenaa357 (taken for less than 1 month):
Geodon (ziprasidone) for Bipolar Disorder: Ive only been taking it for 3 DAYS. Gave me every side effect in the book. I'm currently up all night its 3:14 and I have to be at school at 8. Also, I have been nonstop shaking and have devoured four whole bags of chips. This medicine is NOT good. Not for bipolar at least
Geodon (ziprasidone) for Bipolar Disorder: Other then feeling numb on geodon (partly I think my antidepressant too) I love it. I've been on geodon for a little over a year. Honestly I'll probably die taking this drug. It has saved me and brought me back to reality, after a mania-induced psychosis a year and a half ago. I'm almost never paranoid anymore, I can function in my day to day life, I am stable. I've even been able to cut down dramatically on how much I take.
Review by SanchezMD (taken for less than 1 month):
Geodon (ziprasidone) for Schizoaffective Disorder: It keeps my head more clearer in thought. The voices have toned down and less hallucinations. I just do not like some of the side effects but I got used to them after a while.
Geodon (ziprasidone) for Bipolar Disorder: I have a 10 yr old daughter ( Bi Polar, Anxiety and ADHD ) who has been taking Geodon for about two months and it's been working great! I think the most important thing to remember is to go slow. 20mg for a couple weeks then 40mg for a couple weeks and so on and so forth. It does make you tired at 1st but it wears off after a while. My Daughter was 1st on Risperdal for a couple years starting at age 6 but it stopped working well and she was gaining a lot of weight. Then we eased her into Abilify and she was on it for 2 years and still was gaining to much weight. I don't think the Abilify ever worked that effectively and she was just getting out of control.
Geodon (ziprasidone) for Bipolar Disorder: Medication works great--I was on Haldol and this is so much better, and I get up rested in the morning. My perception is and good--even better than anything I've ever taken. I take 120 mg at 7:00 pm and by 10 am I'm ready to sleep. I take 40 mg in the morning and feel good the rest of the day. Caution--always take with food.
Geodon (ziprasidone) for Bipolar Disorder: Have been on Geodon for a little over 2 months & I LOVE IT! It is definitely a life saver! It helps with my depression and mood swings. I take 40mg at night it helps me sleep & feel refreshed in the morning. I even started back college for Nursing. Helps me make good choices and makes me a lot more positive and energetic! I started off at 120mg at night but left me groggy & drowsy the next day until it was time for me to take it again at night so I dropped down to 40mg & it works wonders! I agree that every medicine isn't for everybody but definitely give it a try.
Geodon (ziprasidone) for Schizophrenia: I've been on Geodon for probably about a year and I like it. It works I don't really hear voices. From time to time like once a week I'd hear like half a min if voices compared to 24hrs of my day before taking Geodon. My dose is always changing but as of now I'm on 20 in the morning and 80 at night. I get muscle tense and jaw locking. sometimes it will look like I'm flipping people off or I'd hide my thumb and squeeze. I'm taking Benadryl for that which helps, I'm taking 50mg for morning and night. I had tingling in my head feeling like I could faint but that only lasted a month or so. Overall it's a good medication I'm happy as long as I don't hear angels and demons!
Geodon (ziprasidone) for Bipolar Disorder: This is the only medicine that I have taken without any side effects! I love it! After the initial 2 week period of sleepiness it wears off and does what it's supposed. I do miss my mania no lie but I know that it wasn't good for me but it takes most of my depression down and I can enjoy my life. I've been on Lamictal which did nothing for me except give me horrid night terrors, Risperdal made me lactate, and Seroquel gave me frequent urination. I was so happy after struggling with my insurance that they put me back on the Geodon. Been on it for 2 months.
Geodon (ziprasidone) for Bipolar Disorder: This medicine made me really suicidal and depressed. I was wrought with paranoid thinking, dark depression, and a host of physical side effects. I have been coming off of it and I'm feeling my mood improve. Things are seeming brighter again. I had speech problems while on this, I had a hard time working out, my eyes felt so sensitive to sunlight, and my head felt really weird, especially in the morning. I cannot believe I took it for so long. I didn't know that what I was going through was related to this medicine. It was awful for me.
Review by ohthewanderer (taken for 1 to 6 months):
Geodon (ziprasidone) for Schizoaffective Disorder: Geodon for a month now; ZERO weight loss from 6 years of Risperidal. Discouraged but won't give up. I'm crying more lately... which is just plain weird. I never cry. Still, no hallucinations; my mood is decent.
Geodon (ziprasidone) for Bipolar Disorder: I had a terrible reaction to this medication. It brought back symptoms that I haven't had for years, and hallucinations. I felt crawling on my skin and heard voices for the first time in two years.
Geodon (ziprasidone) for Schizoaffective Disorder: Geodon has been effective in controlling my hallucinations and paranoia. It does make me drowsy and makes me shake after I take it. I have gained about 30 lbs while on it but it has been the most effective antipsychotic for me to relieve visual and auditory hallucinations and paranoia. I have taken Seroquel, Abilify, and Geodon and this is the most effective for me.
Geodon (ziprasidone) for Schizoaffective Disorder: I have dealt with hearing voices for around 10 years. I have been on medicines, that take the edge off. But this, this, was a miracle. I don't hear voices anymore. Worst side affect I have, is drowsiness.
Review by jenniferdanielle83 (taken for less than 1 month):
Geodon (ziprasidone) for Bipolar Disorder: I started taking Geodon last week. It has pulled me out of a terrible depression I was under for over a year! I was taking Latuda before Geodon and it caused me to have panic attacks, and bad thoughts. So far it has been a miracle medicine! God has answered my prayers! Now I just pray it doesn't cause weight gain.
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Geodon (ziprasidone) for Bipolar Disorder: I was on this for a few months. I couldn't function at all. Although I did lose weight. I'm trying risperidone now. I really hope it works for me. All I want is to be mentally sound...bi-polar/panic anxiety disorder.
Geodon (ziprasidone) for Bipolar Disorder: I love the results from this medicine. I am not anxious and haven't cried or had a rage fit. Sad to say, I am suffering major side effects such as throwing up, loss of appetite, can't swallow, sweats, can't sleep, shaking all over, teeth clenching on and on and on. BUT it beats the hell out of anxiety, crying all the time and severe and sometimes violent mood swings.
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Geodon (ziprasidone) for Bipolar Disorder: Geodon made me a zombie. I cried a lot more, I could barely drive. My eyes were half shut. I took it with lots of fatty foods as ordered. I couldn't speak coherently. Seroquel caused blackouts and rage, Zyprexa made me gain 45lb and caused akasthesia.
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Geodon (ziprasidone) for Schizoaffective Disorder: My only complaints about this medicine are that it gave me a profoundly spaced out feeling for about three hours after I took it and it had to be taken with food, otherwise I loved it! It really helped with my paranoia and anxiety during the day. It didn't cause any weight gain and helped stabilize my mood. I only discontinued because I went on Saphris and the two do not mix.
Review by Sandiekreiss (taken for less than 1 month):
Geodon (ziprasidone) for Bipolar Disorder: I'm on 60mg twice a day. I have been on Geodon for about 2 weeks. I am 42 and just diagnosed mixed mood bi-polar. This medicine has done nothing to my mood but make it worse. I'm about ready to bite people's heads off. I am extremely agitated, with thoughts of rage running through my head more than not. I also sweat more, and am paranoid a lot. I want to give it some time, but don't know how long I can take these feelings.
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Geodon (ziprasidone) for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Geodon is wonderful for me. For a very long my mind was cluttered with particular obsessions. I couldn't think straight. I've tried Luvox, Anafranil and a few other augmenters, nothing worked. Now, I take a low dose of Geodon 40mg a day with 300mg Luvox--and have success. It's not a total cure, but, I would say symptoms are 70-80% better.
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