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I'm on Geodon and for the past 6 months I have been experiencing akathisia (feeling of restlessness, jumping out of my skin, can't sit still, no relief). Finally I did some research on the internet and read where someone suggested halving the doseage of Geodon to get rid of the akathisia. I tried this and IT WORKED Thank God. Of course I consulted with my pdoc first and he ok'd my reduction. Luckily, I haven't had an episode for 6 months and feel like I've plateaued to a point where I can reduce my anti-psychotic. I'm also on Lamictyl and it seems to me a good drug/combo with the Geodon.

I wouldn't wish akathisia on my worst enemy. It's truly a horrifying, debilitating and miserable experience. Be thankful if you've never experienced it. But if you do, consult your pdoc and see if you can half your Geodon/anti-psychotic meds.