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    Condition: Bipolar I Disorder with Most Recent Episode Mixed
    2/26/2015 3:10:41 PM

    Reviewer: milenio, 35-44 on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    I have been on this drug for approximately 3 years, in combination with lamictal. I take 20 mg with breakfast and 80 mg with dinner. If I take too much during the day, there is a sedating effect - we had to work our way through that. Interestingly, I still have to take ambien a few times a week to sleep even with the Geodon at dinner. I have not had any significant weight gain or loss with it. It ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Bipolar I Disorder with Most Recent Episode Mixed
    10/14/2014 5:45:55 PM

    Reviewer: David, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    First, to those that have a bad experience with any medication, do not make statement that that medication should be removed from the market simply because you had a negative reaction to it. Many more folks will benefit than will react to Geodon. It bothers me as a health professional to see untrained people making such inappropriate comments that might make someone not follow their provider's ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Bipolar I Disorder with Most Recent Episode Mixed
    8/4/2014 4:32:20 PM

    Reviewer: g, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    This medication brought me back to normal, but made me too slow to learn in school. It caused dyskinesia so bad that I could not chew nuts or salads. I got infections and my eyes never stabilized. I had to find an independent MD to take me off and now I take truehope vitamins.

    Condition: Bipolar I Disorder with Most Recent Episode Mixed
    4/24/2014 12:56:31 PM

    Reviewer: Carolina, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    I have been bi-polar for decades, and Geodon with Effexor have stabilized my mood changes. I no longer have depression or manic episodes.

    Condition: Bipolar I Disorder with Most Recent Episode Mixed
    2/5/2014 10:00:28 AM

    Reviewer: Noura E, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    I took Geodon for 5 years. I started at 40mg a day and increased it to 160mg a day over the course of a year. For the first few months, it was incredibly difficult. I was completely sedated and would sleep minimum 13-14 hours a day. It was near impossible for me to work let alone take care of my 2 year old son. I had to withdraw from my college courses for a semester and I would fall asleep at wor ... Show Full Comment

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