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Hi, everyone.

 

Just found this site via a search on Geodon withdrawal symptoms.  Relatively minor (having an small anxiety attack), so far only on day 1. I only made it to 80 mg before the side effects fully hit me.  

 

I was diagnosed in 1999 with Major Depression and possible mild ADHD or rather ADD, not hyper just easily distracted.  I have been relatively lucky and only needed to go to partial hospitalization twice. Both times within the past 5 years.  

 

Currently doing well, except for the Geodon withdrawal.  I have been on Cymbalta and Nuvigil now for 10 years-never got rid of the sleepiness and grey fog that I have when I get depressed.  Abilify was added about 3 years ago and with it came 30lbs.  So now my doctor is trying to find another med besides Abilify.  Looks like Saphris is the winner once I have gotten the Geodon out of my system.

I have been on and off ADD medications, currently taking Adderall. 

 

Love that the site has a sense of humor.

 

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I had a hard time withdrawing from Geodon. I didn't want to be on an AAP so tried to go off myself. I went down in steps of 20mg (from 160mg) and with every step i would get dreadful anxiety attacks for 3 days or so. I gave up at 20mg when I couldn't take the anxiety and the racing thoughts anymore and was starting to become depressed again. Now I've just made peace with being on it; it's what my pdoc wants.

 

www.crazymeds.us has some threads on Geodon withdrawal. I don't think you have to be a member to go and read them. They're in the Geodon subforum.

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Hi and Welcome to CB!  We ask that everyone read the User Agreement:  http://www.crazyboards.org/forums/index.php/topic/6642-user-agreement-updated-28th-sept-2012/

 

So glad to hear that you are doing relatively well, with the exception of the slight problems with Geodon withdrawal.  Getting off meds can be so difficult.

 

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