Has anyone had long term side effects of Geodon. I have been of of the medicine for 5 weeks. I have had slurred speech for six months (assumed it was the Geodon). The slurred speech is still present. I also have a crokked smile and had one hand tremor. My neurologist blames the Geodon for the slurred speech and crooked smile. I see him Monday about the tremor. Has anyone had long term side effects of Geodon? I had a MRI which was negative, but am concerned that I might have a degenerative neurological disease. Please help.
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Are you still having the side effects to this med? My friend developed tardive dyskinesia after being on geodon 18 months. It is a very rare long term side effect and it is difficult trying to find anyone else that is dealing with this same movement disorder. She also had a mri and also a brain scan that came up negative. Her doctors removed her from all her meds and has since put her on klonopin to hopefully relieve some of her symptoms. At this point this is considered a permanent side effect. The symtoms you described above are all something she has experienced at one time or another in the past two + months. Have you been able to find more resources in regards to this side effect? Any responses are greatly appreciated.
I was on the med about 2-3 years. Ive been off of it a little over a year. I now have chronic urticaria or dermatographic urticaria. It developed within days of quitting the med. While i was on it i had severe panic attacks about 30 minutes after taking it. Muscle twitches. My vision was not right. Once i seen the door frame crooked but everything else normal. I would sleep walk and once almost drank hydrogen peroxide in my sleep. I tried to tell the doctor but he said that the med couldnt do that. I became more and more depressed. My oopinion is that its a very harmful drug and does more harm than good.it made me confused and i was frustrated that the doctor wasnt listening to me. It was life altering in a very negative way. Ruined my life... almost.
I was taking geo don 80 mg once a day for 8 yrs. I was a zombie. Didn't care about anything. My mouth twitched. I started to limp after 5 yrs. I couldn't hold my right arm correctly. It liked to go behind my back when walking. It was held stiff straight out. People looked at me like I was disabled. I have been off geo don now for 3 yrs. Finally quit limping. My arm still goes behind my back when walking. So i usually put it in my pocket or hang on to it with my other hand. All twitching is gone. I no longer fill like a zombie. I actually care now. It feels great now that i don't take it. It took awhile to get the right dose. At first they prescribed me to much it put me to sleep. It did help me through the mania. I was told not to use it long term. But my Dr said that wasn't true.
My MRI was negative also.
In hospital 4 days all kinda test.
My speech changed to complete stuttering with a accent.
I thought I was having a stroke, heart attack or something. I still today almost 4 years later have speech problems. They are better, but my voice is lost forever. I also have other problems of feeling stupid and I can no longer work or drive a car.
Ruined me. Under stressful events my speech gets worse.
Guess I'm not the only one.
- Geodon Information for Consumers
- Geodon Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Geodon (detailed)
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