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Re: I feel numb and detached on Zyprexa and Geodon

Posted by Chocoholic on October 4, 2001, at 18:50:42

In reply to Re: I feel numb and detached on Zyprexa and Geodon Chocoholic, posted by SLS on October 3, 2001, at 23:48:23

>Hi, Scott--
I can really empathize with your suffering, believe me.I have been diagnosed with Bipolar II or Biploar NOS, depending on who has done the diagnosing. Mainly I present with depression with occasional hypomania.
Although I am in a funk right now (precipitated by Sept. 11th) I had had 2 months where I felt better than I had in years. I attribute this to the addition of Mirapex and ziprasidone (Geodon) to my regime of synthroid, dexedrine, lamotrigine and temazepam. (I had taken moclobemide for 3 1/2 years, and although it had helped, I stopped it because it wasn't potent enough).
After being on the Geodon for about a month, I started to notice that certain pleasures started coming back to me, like feeling love, or "hearing" music. I am now taking 60 mg. (20 three times a day) but had been up to 100 mg.

Titrating all of this stuff is so frustrating. I am so vulnerable to every little shift in meds and life stressors.

How did you become so knowledgable about meds?

I hope this info. is helpful--

Chocoholic
> > I have been taking Geodon since March. It took me quite awhile to get acclimated--initially I was sedated and agitated simultaneously. But it did actually give me one of the best antidepressant responses I'd had in years. When I lowered the dose, the side effects abated, so you might try that.
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> Dear Chocoholic,
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> Thanks for responding. That sounds encouraging. How much are you taking? What other drugs are you taking? Are you bipolar?
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> Thanks much.
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> - Scott


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