new meds started

Discussion in 'Therapy and Medication' started by Starlite, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. Starlite

    Starlite Senior Member

    Yesterday I seen my psychiatrist and she started me on two new medications. An antidepressant called Cymbalta. Also, for my bipolar disorder, she started me on Geodon. I started the Geodon last night and was instructed to take it on a full stomach. Was started on 40mg low dosage and i don't tolerate medications very well and have a very long list of allergies to medications. It made me very tired and sleepy and I slept on and off all day today. The cymbalta hasn't affected me very much on the negative side..that i have noticed.

    Does anyone have any experience with these two medications?

    Thanks for any input
  2. Hazel

    Hazel SF & Antiquitie's Friend Staff Alumni

    Hi Judy, I've taken Cymbalta for about 2 years now and have had wonderful results with it.
    I am on a high dose of it but haven't had any major side effects.

    Good luck with it, hope it works for you.

    Hazel x
  3. Starlite

    Starlite Senior Member

    Hi Hazel

    That is encouraging

    The doc started me out on 30mg of cymbalta

    40mg of geodon

    i am also on other meds too