So psychiatrist is slowly trying to wean difficult child off her Geodon and is adding Seroquel to help with her anxiety. For years Geodon was the only medication we found that almost completely took away her manic episodes and it made her finally sleep. Without it she was highly unstable and sleeping only a couple hours a night, all the way from her toddler years up till first grade. Geodon was her miracle pill for many years. Now she isn't doing well without it. Well, she's still taking it but she is at a lower dosage, and she is taking Seroquel along with it. The goal is to completely take her off the Geodon and put Seroquel in it's place. psychiatrist says Seroquel helps anxiety but Geodon does not. So far it hasn't been going well. The last few weeks have been hell. We have finally got her stomach ulcers under control and she hasn't thrown up in weeks, but now she is almost completely missing school due to not sleeping. My mom disagrees with me and thinks the reduction in Geodon has nothing to do with her insomnia. I know for a fact it does. On Monday night I ran out of her Seroquel and the pharmacy had to special order it, so for one night I couldn't give her any. To make up for it, I gave her the full dosage of Geodon and she fell asleep at 9:00 and slept like a baby. She got up for school no problems at all whatsoever. Last night I finally got the Seroquel, so I gave her the Seroquel along with her reduced Geodon and once again she slept terribly. She didn't fall asleep till after 3:00 in the morning. She was up all night taking baths trying to get to sleep, tossing and turning, and talking to the cats. At one point she went on the internet through her phone to try and get her to sleep. My mom is blaming her phone for keeping her awake, but I know that is not true. She was only on her phone as a last resort after she tried other ways to help herself sleep. Since we share a bedroom, I didn't sleep either. Difference between her and me is, I still made it to work today but she absolutely refused to get up for school. Today is only her second day at the new school and already she is absent. I simply can't handle this any longer. psychiatrist tells me to hold on and give it more time. I don't know how much longer I can wait. She is only at 50 mgs of Seroquel right now which is a baby dose. Maybe when she gets to a much higher dose she will finally be able to sleep. psychiatrist says she has to work her way up with the Seroquel really slowly. Well I am getting way impatient. Her lack of sleep is affecting me way more than it is her. It's easy for her to stay home from school every day while I have to force myself to go to work. Lack of sleep does a number on my bipolar, and right now I am rapid cycling like crazy. I feel run down and sick plus my mood is terrible. How much longer can I wait? Ugh!