Does anyone take Geodon as their main AAP/MS and seroquel as a sleep aid?
I just started Geodon, and so far I love it. I'm on a low dose, and expect to up it on my next pdoc visit. Prozac is causing me to be hypomanic and rapid cycle some though. So, I'm going to go off it on my next visit. The first few days were great until the Prozac kicked in. Then, I started getting hypo/mixed, but not as bad since I had help from Geodon. Still it was not fun. Still isn't fun. I had 4 days where I felt normal. It was a gift.
the issue with geodon is I am not sleeping well at all. I can't fall asleep. I'm taking 20 mg in the am and 40 mg at night before I titrate up. I think I need a sleep aid. I tried taking Tylenol pm but Benadryl makes me rapid cycle after extended use. Geodon is keeping it in check kind of but it's not comfortable and I'm not stable, but I'm better than before.
I don't know if seroquel is my only option for sleep, or if there is something else that I can use long term. I need ideas to ask my pdoc about on Monday. the sleep issue is getting serious. I had extra seroquel left, and took 50 mg last night because I was desperate, but I'm scared of drug interactions. Any experience or advice?
I’ve been pretty stable on Depakote, but it sure does come with some undesirable side effects. Somehow it makes me feel overwhelmed. It’s kind of a brain fog 2.0 feeling. Also it haven’t helped much with my anxiety, and there’s still some depression left too.
I’m also on 2 antidepressants and a small dose of gabapentin, with no luck.
What are your experiences with lithium or seroquel? I do not want to feel like a zombie and also do not want to feel too flat or foggy
After 7 months of Effexor 150mg, my pdoc agreed to wean me off in order to see if my sex drive/sexual dysfunction resolves. I am very concerned with the withdrawals of this med.
She gave me a weaning schedule, but it seems very short/quick for this drug. I am currently on 2nd day of 75mg, and feeling mainly very tired, more apathetic, lightheaded, with a bit of restless sleep. Any feedback/experiences??
Effexor 112mg (for 3 days)
Effexor 75mg (for 3 days)
Effexor 37.5mg (for 3 days)
Prozac 20mg (for 7 days)
Prozac 10mg (for 7 days) then stop....
Since I've been on Effexor for 7 months, I've had zero emotional depressive symptoms (like the crying, sadness etc) negative ruminations have lessened, no anxiety whatsoever either...
Issue is, I've become more & more lethargic. I sleep a full 10 hours per night and then I cannot get out of bed. I'm not really tired, I just literally cannot get myself to do anything. I am super content just laying in bed for hours. I read crap online for hours, I often take 2 hour naps in afternoon. It pains me to take a shower & go outside. I procrastinate on work/everything... I avoid doing things I need to do just so i can lay in bed! No interest, motivation, pleasure in anything. How can I light a "fire under my ass" again? The same issue happens with other meds that work for depression, but then they cause this!
And no, my doc won't increase my Ritalin (which I have a tolerance to & it stopped working). She won't put me on any other stimulants which seem to be the only thing that help me in this state. Yes, I've tried Abilify add-on...not sure if I want to keep adding more meds or if there something better I can switch out in my situation?
Seems my choice is to either be emotionally depressed or a complete apathetic sloth!!! Any ideas?