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Re: speedy-trippy feeling whoami

Posted by Ritch on December 31, 2004, at 18:09:05

In reply to speedy-trippy feeling, posted by whoami on December 31, 2004, at 10:59:18

> The doc says I have psychotic depression or schizo-affective. I take 120 mg Geodon daily. I had a psychotic break about 2 months ago, took Risperdal for two weeks and Geodon since then.
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> I started dosing once a day, at night, with the Geodon, but noticed a "speedy-trippy" feeling in the afternoon and evening, so I started to take a 40 mg mid-morning dose and the feeling went away. The past two days, I put off the morning dose and the feeling came back. About an hour and a half after I dose Geodon, it goes away, but if I don't take my Geodon, the trip lasts all day. I kid you not, my pupils dilate and I feel like I'm on an acid trip. The feeling is not entirely unpleasant, but it makes me wonder. Is this the effect of Geodon dropping low, or is the psychosis coming back? I feel like I might be playing with fire, and am troubled by the thought that I'm only a pill away from insanity. Even after two months of successful treatment, can I still be this far gone?
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I think Geodon's half-life is relatively short. I haven't taken it, but took lowdose Seroquel at night for sleep and experienced a similar "speedy-trippy" effect just a few hours before my bedtime dose the next night. I could look at abstract paintings and see all sorts of cool stuff in them, but I don't think they were hallucinogenic... more like being super-attentive.. I attribute it to a "rebound" effect of the AP wearing off and a minor dopamine flood of sorts.. kind of like a pleasant trippy withdrawal experience-and I wasn't taking the Seroquel for psychosis, just sleep... You just need to split your dose up and you will probably be fine.


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