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How did you get the akathisia to stop?


#1

Its gettin real bad.


#2

For how long have u had it.
Mine went after two months


#3

Maybe try to take another medication, that’s probably the only thing that can stop it


#4

Its been getting worse and worse over the past two months.


#5

I’m hoping there are other options though, as otherwise I am very happy with geodon.


#6

Geodon gives me horrible akathisia but it’s been the only AP to work, so I just deal with the akathisia


#7

Maybe talk with your pdoc about a counter medication


#8

I read that twitching is caused by low electrolytes, so you could try upping your potassium for starters (try eating a banana and see if it reduces your twitching.)


#9

By removing or lowering the dose of the antipsychotic that is causing it. I spent six months with the worst akathisia, I watched a few movies on Netflix while standing on my feet and rocking left to right. Unfortunately it’s purely a side effect so the only way to deal with it is as I’ve said, by removing the culprit.


#10

I’ve had to switch back to a med I’already tried but failed me in the past.


#11

I was on Cogentin for akathesia. It helped.


#12

If it’s in your feet, you wrap your feet in cold packs. That’s what helps me.


#13

I was on Geodon when I got akathisia, and the only thing that made it stop for me was to stop taking Geodon. It was a side effect of taking Geodon for me.


#14

Yes, that’s true. It is a well known side effect of Geodon.


#15

I had terrible akathisia on haloperidol, I took 5mg procylidine per day, it really helped.


#16

I have akithisia from Haldol. I take Cogentin. It doesn’t completely take it away but it makes it more bearable.


#17

I’ve found 1000 mg of magnesium to be helpful.


#18

I reduced the dosage of my invega to 75 mg to reduce akathisia. Or my doctor did, I should say. Nowadays I still have akathisia but its presence is only felt when I’m standing up. If I’m sitting or laying down I don’t feel it


#19

Mirtazipine is a good one