Geodone is a fine and effective medication and if your doctor monitors you this should be good for your transition. You need to find a new doctor in your area to take over the case. You can go through the department of psychiatry at your local medical school; or the psychiatric society; or a community mental health provider; or go online to psychologytoday.com and use their very fine directory.
Please keep us posted on your withdrawals. I went off zyprexa cold turkey,too, then reinstated and am in the process of tapering. The withdrawals from this drug are awful.
If I were you, I'd stay off all antipsychotics. I think they are all dangerous, IMO.
I am a married professional woman who is on Zyprexa after one year of silly recreational drug use whilst at uni. I am now on 5mg of zyprexa to control my thoughts and anger.
I also have tried on numerous occasions to get off this drug, but my thoughts start racing and I can't sleep when I go down to 2.5 mg.
Is there any hope of getting off this drug?
What are my options - does anyone out there know or relate to this?
I had taken Zyprexa for almost a year in 2004 and tried to come off it several times but it was almost impossible to. I would get severe anxiety/depression panic attacks after about a week or two of tapering off or quitting cold turkey. My doctor switched me over to Risperadal after I gained to much weight from Zyprexa. I took Risperadal for a month then quit. Now I have dizziness,fatigue,depression,low energy,insomnia,leg muscle stiffness. But at least I am finally off Zyprexa now for 2 months. I am taken daily vitamins to get the B vitamins. I hope to feel better in another month or two. The withdrawals have been hell.
I HAD BEEN TAKING SERZONE FOR MANY YEARS AND I AM BIPOLAR I WAS PUT ON LEXAPRO 10MG 2XDAY. I AM ALSO ON XANAX. THEY JUST PUT ME ON GEODONE. ANYONE GOING TO TAKE IT DON'T!!!!!! I HAVE NOT SLEPTED IN 5 DAYS, I WAS DOING GOOD ON SERZONE AND XANAX. SOMEONE HELP ME. I JUST STARTED GEODONE INSTEAD AND HAVE NOT SLEPT ALSO VERY HOSTILE. IF YOU CAN GET SERZONE OR LEXAPRO THEN TRY THAT ASK YOUR DOCTOR FIRST. MY NUEROLOGIST TOLD ME TO STAY ON SERZONE AND XANAX. NOW THEY TELL ME THAT SERZONE IS NO GOOD AND THAT I CANNOT GET IT.ANYONE IF YOU KNOW THAT SERZONE IS ON THE MARKET AND STAYING ON THE MARKET ,,,PLEASE RESPOND .... THAT IS THE ONLY THING THAT KEPT ME IN BALANCE,, I DO NOT WANT TO HEAR IT IS GOOD FOR ME NO SLEEP IN 4 DAYS AND NIGHTS NOT GOOD AND GETTING M ORE AND MORE HOSTILE.
FOR THE PERSON WHO NED SOMETHING ELSE TRY SERZONE OR LEXAPRO TALK TO YOUR DR FIRZT THOUGH .THIS IS MY 40 YEAR EXPERIENCE ON DIFFERENT MEDS.
i have been on zyprexa since summer 1998. i had to take it in order to get to sleep as i have to take nardil and it gives me insomnia. well it works great except i now weigh 265 pounds and i used to weigh 180, omg. so i need to get off this med before i get diabetic. well the only problem is i get horrible withdrawal symptoms like my brain is being sucked dry. any suggestions?