What is the best "meal" to have with geodon?
- 15 Jul 2010 by kogh
- 19 September 2020
As far as what goes i dont exactly understand what you would consider a best meal to you? Can you please help me understand what you mean by this?
Hi, Ok... Gedeon.
CAN YOU BE MORE SPECIFIC PLEASE? I DO NOT LIKE GUESSING
I AM NOT A DOCTOR... OK
I will try to help you anyway with the VERY LIMITED INFORMATION YOU HAVE PROVIDED US WITH.
Are you asking because you might experience some of the side effects such as heartburn , vomiting or gout? OR HAVE YOU GOUT?
I will go for gout... again from the VERY LIMITED INFORMATION YOU HAVE PROVIDED US WITH.
Gout is caused when levels of uric acid become so high that sharp, needle-like crystals form inside the joint, leading to inflammation. Although there is no one specific cause of gout, there are a number of factors that increase a person's chances of developing gout. These are known as gout risk factors. Some of these RISK FACTORS of gout include:
An increase in the amount of uric acid produced
A decrease in the amount of uric acid removed from the body
A combination of these two factors.
As a result, the amount of uric acid in the blood becomes high (known medically as hyperuricemia). While not all people with hyperuricemia will develop gout, having hyperuricemia does increase a person's risk. Also, the higher the uric acid levels in the blood, the greater the chances of developing gout
Know a type of arthritis that is caused by high levels of uric acid in the body. Uric acid is a substance that forms from the breakdown of purines. Purines are part of all human tissue, and are also found in many foods.
Normally, when uric acid forms, it dissolves in the blood and passes through the kidneys and out of the body in urine. Some uric acids also pass out the body through the intestines. But for a variety of reasons, uric acid can build up in the blood. Generally this occurs AS MENTIONED UNDER RISK FACTORS
For people with gout, diet can play a role in causing a gout attack because foods high in purines will increase the amount of uric acid the body makes . Therefore, the primary diet recommended for people who have gout is a low-purine diet. Also, eating more low-fat dairy products, which are low in purines, has been shown to decrease the chances of having a gout attack. Avoiding purines completely is impossible, but you should try your best to limit them.
Purines are natural substances found in all of the body's cells, and in virtually all foods. The reason for their widespread occurrence is simple: purines provide part of the chemical structure of our genes and the genes of plants and animals.
Here is a partial list of foods high in purines, which have the highest concentration of purines and should be avoided by those who are prone to gout or are already suffering from it.
Beef, Pork, Bacon, Lamb , Seafood , Foods that are made with a significant amount of yeast such as beer and bread Alcoholic beverages
While these foods high purine levels can also aggravate symptoms of gout, they can sometimes be enjoyed in moderation by those who usually follow a low purine diet.
Asparagus Cauliflower Mushrooms Peas Spinach Whole-grain breads and cereals White poultry meats, such as chicken, duck and turkey Kidney and lima beans
And finally, here are some foods that are safe to include in a low purine diet, though they should not comprise the entirety of your eating plan.
Green vegetables and tomatoes Fruits and fruit juices Breads that do not use yeast (check the kosher section or a health food store) Nuts Milk and milk products, such as butter and cheese Chocolate Coffee and tea
SO PLEASE BE MORE SPECIFIC NEXT TIME .I HAD TO DECIPHERE AND DECODE YOUR QUESTION! ( IT IS A HARD THING TO DO)
I HOPE I AM ON THE RIGHT TRACK HERE WITH YOU, REMMEMBER... DETAILS MAKE AN ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF DIFFERENCE!
I found a drink and it's called;
12oz cans of fruit punch
I inquired about this when Geodon was first prescribed to me three months ago for Bipolar disorder. I was hospitalized at the time and the importance of eating before taking it was stressed at each scheduled dose, in that I was directly asked if and how much I had eaten. Geodon was given to me after the morning meal and evening meals daily. My normal practice is to disregard "take with food" labels, yet it was clear to me that Geodon was of note on this point. I sought clarity from my Doctor who explained to me that in order for the medication to work effectively, a minimum of 350 calories must be ingested. Absent this, the drug cannot "activate" within the body. Thus, rather than the type of food, it is the proper caloric intake that is relevant, prior to taking each dosage of Geodon.
I take one about 3 pm with a small meal (500 calories or less) (80 mg) and the other pill at dinner.(40 mg) I have found this to be the easiest way to wake up in the am for me.
I just started 80mg geodon daily (used to take it years ago), and my new doc advised me to eat at least 300 calories of protein at dinner with my 80 mg pill.
I am on Geodon. You are supposed to eat it with 500 calories or more for it to work properly. There is nothing specific that you are required to be eating but here are some helpful tips that I have discovered thru trial and error. Avoid hot liquids like coffee immediately after taking the med otherwise it makes me very sleepy. Also geodon becomes more bioavailable the more calories you eat so a very large meal (1000 calories+) also makes me very sleepy. I take it with yogurt and a banana in the morning. Then in the evening I try to eat healthy but keep it under 1000 calories. Being on a regiment with my calories keeps me full all day and im usually not that hungry for lunch.
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