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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.
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.
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.
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.
Geodon (ziprasidone) for Schizoaffective Disorder: I take this for multiple things. I have been on it for a week. It seemed to work at first but now I can't sleep, seeing and hearing worse. My hands twitch a lot. I'm a non smoker that has the cravings to smoke(not good at all!) hopefully when I call dr office they change this med. I've been on Abilify and lithium with no problems at all but new dr wanted to try something new. Well I don't like it. My 12yr old son thinks I've lost my marbles as he calls it. Not cool if my son can notice a difference!
Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):
Geodon (ziprasidone) for Schizophrenia: I am only on day 3, I have to say I like it. I do not hear or see voices or people. I have a wild thought process that can imagine anything and make it real in my own mind. That is under control almost completely, which is AMAZING! Living in my head without this medicine was a nightmare. 60mg before bed did not work for me. I couldn't sleep. So, I now take it in the morning. I also have A.D.D. (no medication for A.D.D. though). Just the Geodon and Topamax. - It works perfect for me - Weight Gain was a BIG problem on the other Medicine they tried, so far I think I have lost, I know I have not gained, which is very important to me. I had gained 14 pounds in 3 weeks on the other medication (that's a lot of weight really fast). No jaw issues or shaking.
Geodon (ziprasidone) for Bipolar Disorder: I'm taking it now. I experienced side effects that are making me get off it. I have severe chest pain, smoke more, sweat like crazy, happier then normal, don't eat, drink liquids all day and night.
Geodon (ziprasidone) for Schizoaffective Disorder: I have this rash on my face from the Geodon. I have been taking it without food every night for a year. It's been really hard to take it with food because it makes me feel like vomiting. But I never get paranoia anymore or anything bad so I don't really want to come off of it but the rash on my face is bad. I'm on 180mgs of Zeldox and 400mgs of Lamictal I'm pretty sure it was caused by Geodon. Before I thought it was caused by Lamictal.
Geodon (ziprasidone) for Schizoaffective Disorder: When I first went on Geodon, it was like a sigh of relief. The first day I slept all day, but the grogginess passed. I took 160 mg once daily (the 80 mg twice daily didn't work, as it made me groggy). I had slight headaches and akathesia, but it was tolerable, and my mood was greatly improved. No rage or mood swings or delusions. Unfortunately, I started getting depressed, and was bumped up to 240 mg. Big mistake. I became a total zombie. I barely laughed, I couldn't read, I had no emotions or interests. I lay in bed all the time. I lost 20 pounds and didn't have increased appetite, which was a plus, but I was so tired. This medicine is a good one, just be careful you aren't put on a high dose.
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Geodon (ziprasidone) for Bipolar Disorder: I was told by several doctors that I may be bipolar and finally went in to the psychiatrist recently. I was experiencing major mood swings and mixed emotions, paranoia. I couldn't even go to the grocery store without my heart racing and my chest tightening and thinking horrible gruesome thoughts. I have always been on Effexor XR 150 mg a day for my depression and anxiety. The doc added to it 40 mg of Geodon at night to start with, and I have never felt so free. I can think clearly and not dwell on every racing thought. The racing and paranoid thoughts are actually gone and I can handle reality again. I could probably stand to up the dosage a bit but this medicine has been a miracle for me. I have felt amazing.
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Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):
Geodon (ziprasidone) for Bipolar Disorder: I was only taking Geodon for 3 weeks (tapered up to 60mg), and one evening I was sitting in front of my computer and experienced the worst panic attack of my life (also my first panic attack). I was admitted to the ER that day. I felt like I was about to have a drug induced psychosis. My pdoc instructed me to stop taking it immediately. The withdrawal was an absolute nightmare. I experienced over 30 different symptoms (anxiety, panic attacks, insomnia, paranoia, nausea, crawling skin, heart palpitations, chills, & tingling just to name a few). It has been almost 2 months and I am still struggling with anxiety.
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Geodon (ziprasidone) for Autism: Many children with the autism diagnosis suffer from sleep disorders as well. Geodon in small doses is very effective in treating these disorders with minimal side effects.
Geodon (ziprasidone) for Bipolar Disorder: I have tried many medications for bipolar disorder. All had to be discontinued due to side effects. Then I finally tried Geodon. I have been on it for about a month. This has been the best tolerated and effective medicine for me so far. It really stabilizes my mood shifts. And I tolerate it well. The major side effects for me are restlessness, anorexia (a welcome side effect!), a little anxiety, and morning drowsiness. I went from taking this medication 40 mg twice a day to just 80 mg at night, and my morning drowsiness subsided. I am glad I tried Geodon. I hope its positive effects continue.
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Geodon (ziprasidone) for Bipolar Disorder: I am diagnosed bipolar with psychotic features and I started taking this medication in 2009 when I first got hospitalized after I found out I was "allergic" to Abilify. Geodon was like a miracle. It took away all of the voices and visual hallucinations that I would experience and it worked for a very long time with no side effects which was perfect but just recently last December to be exact it just stopped working. So now I am being weened off the Geodon and am being put on Saphris. Hopefully it will work just as well as the Geodon it has been a hard couple of months including a hospitalization and 2 bouts of IOP. Geodon was great with little if any side effects but hopefully it will last longer for you than it did for me.
Geodon (ziprasidone) for Schizoaffective Disorder: This is an amazing medicine and I lost 42 lbs on it but maybe that's also why I'm this crazy now because I barely eat anything and it needs to be taken with food to be absorbed properly and I don't eat enough or exercise, which I need to start doing but I hate the fact that it makes me not enjoy eating and plus I need to take it with food. I wish it was like Risperdal and I don't need to take it with food but Risperdal didn't work for me.
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