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Geodon Withdrawal

It is uncommon for a medical professional to truly have the expertise to navigate a Geodon withdrawal.

Antipsychotics like Geodon, even if indicated during a time of demonstrable crisis, does not always mean that a lifetime of being medicated is warranted. At Alternative to Meds Center, we have uncovered ways of Geodon withdrawal help which simplify this process and greatly eliminate withdrawal symptoms.

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Alternative to Meds has been the expert on Geodon withdrawal for over 15 years. We have published evidence regarding our success. Underlying issues can in many cases be addressed in much less toxic ways. We find that frequently there were medical conditions, or that the original factors that contributed to the crisis have since shifted, were diagnosed prematurely or even misdiagnosed.
It is not necessary for Geodon users to suffer fierce symptoms of Geodon withdrawal. We have clinically proven ways to make side effects and symptoms a part of your past. Alternative to Meds Center has shown that there are other ways to have people feeling good and engaged in life without suffering from Geodon side effects and withdrawal symptoms.

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About Geodon Withdrawal Symptoms

We know that other solutions exist besides living a lifetime being medicated on antipsychotics and repeatedly going to the hospital. Insomnia, symptoms of bipolar disorder, and symptoms of schizophrenia are common Geodon withdrawal side effects which may occur if this drug is discontinued. In order to reduce the chance of developing serious Geodon withdrawal effects, never stop Geodon cold turkey. Consult with a healthcare provider to create a drug tapering schedule or seek inpatient help. Although this drug is said to be non-addicting, some users do report the development of Geodon addiction. Moreover, the brain and the body usually need plenty of time to adapt when an individual stops taking it. Slowly reducing the dosage when you are discontinuing this medication is one of the most necessary parts of effective and tolerable withdrawal from this drug.3

About the Antipsychotic Geodon

Geodon is an “atypical,” also known as a second-generation antipsychotic, often prescribed for the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Individuals are usually prescribed this medication when they experience a psychotic break, or if other medications are ineffective. Therefore, antipsychotic discontinuation syndrome can cause a recurrence of the symptoms for which it was meant to treat. For example, common antipsychotic withdrawal symptoms can include schizophrenic symptoms like hallucinations, delusions, and bipolar disorder symptoms, including depression and mania. Such symptoms of withdrawal might not improve over time if they are not properly addressed with Geodon withdrawal treatment, as they could be symptoms of underlying disorders.

How Do Antipsychotics Affect Neurochemistry?

This medication may appear effective at its onset; however, for long term use it is typically not well tolerated and can produce more problems than it was meant to treat, including Geodon side effects such as Geodon overdose and Geodon addiction. Long-term use of this medication can particularly reveal the problems associated with this medication when users want to withdrawal from it; many individuals may discover during this time how challenging antipsychotic withdrawal discontinuation syndrome can be. However, with Geodon withdrawal help, this process is surprisingly tolerable. Why does an individual experience antipsychotic withdrawal? When there is a restriction of excitatory Dopamine due to the consumption of these medications, there are changes in the brain at the synapse. The synapse is where nerves communicate with other nerves, and Dopamine stimulates the originating nerve’s impulse to the next nerve’s receptors.

So, when Dopamine is low due to the antipsychotic, neurology changes, and creates more Dopamine receptors. The small amount of Dopamine will now have the same stimulating effect even with the presence of the drug so the dose is often increased, which can bring on more side effects. When individuals come off the drug, a higher amount of Dopamine is able to be released, which is now impacting an exceedingly excessive number of Dopamine receptors. This can result in intense withdrawal symptoms or another hospitalization for reemerging symptoms of mental health conditions. Individuals are often told that they will probably have to take the drug for the rest of their life, this can be very discouraging. At Alternative to Meds Center, the founder has personal experience with this path.1,2

Alternate to Meds Treatment for Geodon Withdrawal

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With our medical professionals, Alternative to Meds Center works to help individuals reduce dependence upon psychiatric medications, alcohol, and other drugs. In order to offer successful Geodon withdrawal treatment, careful tapering techniques and the following methods are used. As a result of the therapies we use, the individual becomes stable and sedated, and their process of recovery can begin.

We first lab test to see what may be the cause of the original problems and we have often found toxicity as the culprit; we then work to clear the toxins out. Processed foods and sugar are restricted and supplements are used which are known as beneficial to individuals in this situation. Our program aims to stabilize the neurochemistry through natural substances, body detoxification from accumulated neurotoxins, and uses amino therapy, Geodon tapering, targeted nutritional therapy, massage, personal exercise training, yoga, peer support, and holistic therapies to effectively address anticipated Geodon discontinuation symptoms. We invite your call so you can talk to us and get an expanded understanding of the kind of Geodon withdrawal help that is available.

  1. PubMed article, “Potential Adverse Effects of Discontinuing Psychotropic Drugs, Part 3, Antipsychotic, dopaminergic, and mood-stabilizing drugs“, author Howland RH, published in the US National Library of Medicine, NIH, August 2010, accessed online October 22, 2019.
  2. NIMH article, “What’s atypical about atypical antipsychotic drugs?“, author H Meitzer, published April 2004, accessed online October 22, 2019.
  3. NCBI article, “Medication-Induced Tardive Dyskinesia: A Review and Update,” authors Elyse M. Cornett, PhD, Matthew Novitch, BS, Alan David Kaye, MD, PhD, Vijay Kata, MS, and Adam M. Kaye, PharmD4, published in the Ochsner Journal, Summer of 2014, accessed online October 22, 2019.

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Dr. Samuel Lee

Dr. Samuel Lee is a board-certified psychiatrist, specializing in a spiritually-based mental health discipline and integrative approaches. He graduated with an MD at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and did a residency in psychiatry at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. He has also been an inpatient adult psychiatrist at Kaweah Delta Mental Health Hospital and the primary attending geriatric psychiatrist at the Auerbach Inpatient Psychiatric Jewish Home Hospital. In addition, he served as the general adult outpatient psychiatrist at Kaiser Permanente.  He is board-certified in psychiatry and neurology and has a B.A. Magna Cum Laude in Religion from Pacific Union College. His specialty is in natural healing techniques that promote the body’s innate ability to heal itself.

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