So I had my psychiatrist appointment yesterday. He gave me no trouble at all whatsoever about going off the Geodon. As soon as I sat down he said, "We need to get you off that Geodon ASAP. You're facial tics are getting much worse." So we are going off of it slowly. I went from 80 down to 40 and I will stay at that dose for a week. After that I stop it altogether. Just in time for my President's vacation. So I am sure I will be going through some pretty heavy withdrawals. So far Geodon has been the only thing to stop my mania dead in it's tracks. I haven't been manic in four years. psychiatrist says that my Tegretol should help with that. We shall see. I told him about my focusing problems at work. He didn't want to give me a stimulant because he says they will only make my tics worse. So he is trying me on something called Namenda. It is for Alzheimer's patients. It's supposed to help with memory and focus. I have never heard of the medication before. But he swears on it so I will give it a try. I am happy with the outcome. I am relieved to be going off the Geodon, although psychiatrist says there is no guarantee it will help my tardive diskinesia. It may be permanent. I am hoping and praying it's not. I feel very embarrased by my tics and I just want them to go away already. So hopefully it works. And hopefully the withdrawals won't be so bad. Wish me luck.