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Re: Geodon or Abilify?/Tried both

Posted by stargazer on April 12, 2007, at 10:56:19

In reply to Re: Geodon or Abilify?, posted by JerryPharmStudent on April 12, 2007, at 0:58:20

Jerry, you're in luck, I've tried both. The only problem is that I have no mental recall of Geodon's effectiveness. All I can say is that if I didn't stick with it, the results must not been very good. Uh let me consult my journal, yeah, here it is...
2/15/05 1st dose of Geodon 20, makes me dizzy, sleepy right away... (Phillipa...sounds good at perhaps lower dose for insomnia)
2/18 having headaches continuously...Psychobabble posting says it's a Satan drug(!) at higher doses like 80 mg. Average dose is 40 mg, BID dosing recommended.
3/22 still on Geodon at 20 mg, 10 mg/am, 10 mg/ pm.

*NOte: I was also on Wellbutrin 150, Adderall 30 and Celexa 40 mg.

5/05 I stopped Geodon for some unknown reason. Only reason I woulddothis was for bad side effects as I increased it and no effects atthe tolerated dose (20 mg).

Abilify: started 5 mg only on March 20. Seemed to increase my motivation and focus almost right away. Suggestions from my pdoc to increase the dosage have been rejected by me since I want to avoid SE's and this dose is doing something positive.

So my vote is for Abilify, 5 mg to start and if an increase is indicated, try and keep dose low, 15 mg or less.

Good luck Jerry. We're behind you since we know how your pain feels. My family is clueless too, I rarely tell them anything anymore. The last time I discussed it with my mother she started to tell me to "find religion" and I started screaming at her out of frustration. Very out of character for me but I just wanted to drill the point home, she gave up telling me what she thought I should do...





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