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Geodon/Bipolar Question
So, My daughter has bipolar, we've tried a few medications.  Abilify caused massive wieght gain - so we've switched to Geodon.  She's been taking the Geodon for over a yr now and we've had this problem that I can't seem to change with anyother variable.... thus I'm asking if anyone else has this issue with Geodon.  She takes 40mg BID - about 2 hours after she takes it in the morning, she gets really angry and agressive and goes through a screaming manic phase and ends it with a 1-2 hour nap.  This has just recently started happening at night too. Please help or give some advise...
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Geodon can be activating and make a person irritable at times. All antipsychotics have the potential of weight gain the least 3 being Abilify, Saphris and Fanapt. If she has bipolar there are also standard mood stabilizers as well of course:
http://www.psycheducation.org/depression/meds/moodstabilizers.htm
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I was the same way except without irritability; after two hours I was out like a light but then it suddenly became activating and I'm not sure why and then I had insomnia like crazy.
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