Posted by SLS on October 7, 2001, at 10:42:58
In reply to Re: Geodon really works and I won't shut up about it, posted by bob on October 6, 2001, at 0:14:40
It will take quite some time to read through your post. Hopefully, I'll get to it later today.
One comment I would like to make is that I do *not* go through drugs so quickly - at least, not any more.
I believe quite strongly that people who have failed many drug trials in the past cannot afford to go through drugs quickly. There are sufficient numbers of cases for which it takes as much as 2-3 months to obtain adequate results to drug treatment so as to warrant continuation beyond 4 weeks. Of course, this makes that much more critical the choices of which drugs and drug combinations to invest so much time in. This is why I am trying as much as possible to defer to experts these decisions. I'm paying them for a reason, and it isn't for me to teach them how to treat me. I think I am fortunate to have found someone competent to direct my treatment.
I do not find Geodon at all sedating and it has not produced dry mouth or any of the other side effects usually associated with drugs that are anticholinergic.