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Bad Geodone Reaction
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Bad Geodone Reaction

Had been taking Geodone for a few weeks at bedtime and noticed I was getting more and more anxious at night time, more halucinations, shaking inside and out like I had constant chills.  I just stopped taking it and those symptoms stopped.  It appears that this drug escalated my issues instead of suppressing them.

So that's two now I can right off as bad for me...Abilify and Geodone.  Guess I will just stick to the other drug regimen and see what happens.  just love this juggling of drugs...aarrrggghhh
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Geodon can cause side effects such as you mentioned and I could not tolerate it either. Abilify can be activating for some people. That's not uncommon. The two newest antipsychotics that I believe were approved as mood stabilizers are Fanapt and Saphris but I have never tried those so I am not personally familiar with their side effect profile. I do know for me that Risperdal and Seroquel had a better mood stabilization effect but of course they were more likely to cause weight gain and sedation but each person of course has their own reaction to each specific medication.
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A pristine example of how medications work differently for everyone, I only had positive experiences with those two, except the Geodon I found out didn't work as great as I thought it had after trying a drug which worked much better and it also gave me chest pains which meant I had to stop taking it.  Abilify seems to work better in different ways and not as good in other but it has caused a decent amount of weight gain which I do not  like because now I get too tired to walk just walking five blocks unlike before.
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