Posted by SLS on October 20, 2011, at 13:44:51
In reply to Re: Dropped Geodon dose... » SLS, posted by Solstice on October 20, 2011, at 13:06:43
> > Geodon is a very unpredictable drug. I'm glad you found a dosage that works well for you.
> I am very interested in understanding the unpredictability of Geodon that you've brought up several times. My daughter has been taking it since about February of 2009, and it has seemed very predictable to me in her case - but then again - I'm not the one taking it
I apologize for any confusion that I might have caused. Geodon is unpredictable as to how it will affect people interindividually, not intraindividually. If your daughter is reacting well to Geodon, the chances are that there are no fluctuations in her response to it. Geodon does a lot of things pharmacologically. Of course, it is a dopamine D2 receptor antagonist. However, it is also a potent partial agonist at serotonin 5-HT1a receptors. Like some antidepressants, Geodon inhibits the reuptake of both serotonin and norepineprhine.
Some people become very sedated with Geodon. Others become frought with anxiety and insomnia. Some people have a manic reaction while others develop a flat affect. Some think more clearly while others become cognitively impaired. My doctor still doesn't know how to characterize Geodon and know who is best treated with it.
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