Oh wow, that's so not good ... he put me on it for some imagined anxiety, and to quell down the mania I'm having on the Geodon. As much as I hate to go against what my doc prescribes, I think I'm going to switch back to taking it only on an as-needed basis, when I can feel the mania itching at me. Just seems safe all-around to me, and more effective, too.
Plans: Had some, but now don't want to do anything but go back to bed. Have an appointment today for a memory specialist, and was hoping I could get home tonight and play a few board games with my son.
Very drowsy and falling asleep multiple times at work. Would use FMLA to go home, but haven't gotten the approval for the renewal for this month.
Today, without really doing more than looking at my chart (no looking at me or asking how I am, guess I don't matter much), my doc said he's upping my lorazepam .5mg prn dose to a .5mg 3xday dose. He thinks this will calm the anxiety (anxiety? who said the word anxiety in the appointment? I certainly didn't), and to reduce the mania the geodon is putting me in (um, okay....).
My issue: Everything I've read or heard, on here or otherwise, has said that 1> it's for short-term use only (my doc seems to be planning on long-term usage), and 2> that it's addictive and 3> doses generally have to be raised periodically because the patient's body "grows used to it"
This has me worried ... can someone please reassure me on this??