How long does it take for risperdal to work

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I don't see hardly any mention of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> around this site. Does <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> make you gain weight like Depakote? Does anyone out there <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>take</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> for Bipolar Disorder Type 2? Any opinions or thoughts? I am currently on Lamictal and Welbutrin. I show mixed tendencies ( is that type 1 ),and my Dr gave me Risperdal for what appeard to be a manic state( I was off all meds at the time except Welbutrin which may have excaserbated my mania).
it does make it easier knowing there is someone there who really does get <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span>.. and is not so quick <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> judge him as spoiled....do you know <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>how</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> the dr wants your son on risperdal.. do you know if it is something they will always need??? good luck with the concerta..I know it is great being able to smile and laugh with my son again...
I don't know but I never filled my Risperidal prescription. That's what my doctor gave me last time and when I read the side effects I decided it was just too much for me. I have to work and be "professional" as much as possible, so the risk of movement disorder is just too much of a risk. I think I did read the disorder is permanent, but I don't know for sure. it can also cause "zombie like" state, it said, forgot what that's called.
I remember when you all were in the mits of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span>. I for one was unsure <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>how</span> that all was going <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>work</span> out. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> is so nice to hear now that it has, and relatively well and painless at that. Congrats on your sobriety as well. I know you have to have passed the 7th month by now.
I have taken Abilify before and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> didn't seem <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> do anything. I took Seroquel and had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> stop <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> for side effects. I took Geodon a very long time ago but don't remember how it effected me. I wish I didn't have all these side effects with the Risperdal it is working well for me otherwise.
Two possible reasons are that he may not have responded well to Risperdal, and that he may have gone back to work too fast. Given that, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> does not make sense <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> me that he should be put back on Risperdal (presumably just because he hasn't improved as fast as before and because he is sleepy). What should we do? We are planning to get a second opinion. The other options are to change the doctor who attends to him at the hospital. We plan to follow this, but really, are we correct in doing so?
Some people find abilify <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> be activating and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>take</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> in the morning, but you'll have <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> figure <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> out for yourself since everyone's different. I recommend the crazymeds.us forums if you want to ask lots of people who have been on these drugs what their experiences were. I'm sure you can find someone who was/is on the same combo of meds there. As always, talk to your doctor about these things. You have a right to have them explain the risks and benefits in terms that you can understand.
My father ( 80yrs with Alzheimer's/mild Parkinson's symptoms) has been a relatively "low" does of the risperdal for some time now. The nursing staff claim that it keeps him from being agitated. it however, leaves him in a catatonic state. He cannot speak and he sits and nods off with his pupils like pinholes. They claim this is for his "safety" and that of the nursing staff.
alot of others have just trashed me for putting her on the meds! I struggled with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> for a year not wanting <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> do <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> but finally I just couldn't <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>take</span> it anymore. I am going to try giving it to her on the weekends too and see if that helps. Thanks.
Hi I am trying to find out if anyone knows of any withdrawls from risperdal I have been taking 1 mg at night for about a year and a half and I am wanting <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> get off of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> as <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> is very expensive and I am not working right now. Also I am taking 1mg adivant three times a day and I know that I will have to come off of it slowly as I have become dependent on it.
I was wondering if anybody knows <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>how</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> will <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>take</span> for Risperdal <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> get out of my system. My psychiatrist prescribed it to me last week as a supplement to the Prozac I have been on for about 3 weeks now. Both to treat GAD. I was kind of getting an obsessed about dying thing which is why she prescribed the Risperdal...to stop the obsessive thoughts. I was VERY reluctant to use any medication...I had been prescribed Paxil about a month and a half ago and I had a horrible reaction to it.
No one should take any medication without knowing what <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> is, what <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> does, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>how</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> works, what are the drug interactions and side effects. Risperdal is used to treat schizophrenia and symptoms of bipolar disorder (manic depression). it is also used in autistic children to treat symptoms of irritability. Risperdal may also be used for purposes other than those listed above. Risperdal does NOT cause Parkinson's Disease.
Can an anti-depressant cause this when going off of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span>? Does <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>take</span> time for seratonin <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> return <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> normal after anti-depressants "controlled" it? Please help. it does no good to tell me to go to a psychiatrist - I won't go. Why would I? For them to prescribe more antidepressants?
Thats pretty much my time tested AD med withdrawl plan. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> works for me. Who knows, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> may <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>work</span> for you too. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> took me about 14 years of trial and error to figure all that out, but it really does work. I think it's safe to say that the "Withdrawl" question is posted on this forum at least 10 times a day. The admins of this forum really should post a permanent sticky about this question. Not really sure why they haven't done that yet. Hope you feel better soon.
I have a pertinent question <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> members of this forum which is does anybody know for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>how</span> long we have to continue taking meds as sometimes I wish I could live a life without taking any meds.I have been having BP since 12 years and have been on an MS since eleven years.My Pdoc does not answer this question of mine and himself is not sure.
What about caffine? You didn't mention how much you take in a day. Caffine works against your medication. Your problem with sleep could be due to too much caffine too close to when you want to sleep. it seems to be a common problem for "normal" people to feel energized in the morning and then NEED a cup of coffee to start their day. What about trying something simple that you don't need a medical order for: only drink non-caffinated beverages after one or two PM in the afternoon?
I feel that way off and on. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> is hard <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> snap out of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span>. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> seems <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> follow a cycle ending in depression. The listless feeling is normal depression, which I thi k I feel after I end a cycle. I am that way now. I think of it like climbing a mountain, one foot in front of the other. I pick a task and do it whether I want to or not. I stay as in the moment as I can. Eventually I reach the mountain top and can see where I was and where I'm going again.
hi, does the lamactil help you? they want <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> put me on that. and does <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> make you gain weight a lot or have any other major side effects? it may sound strange...but i've had experiences with horrible side effects...
You can't force him <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>take</span> meds. If you seriously fear for your daughter <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> is your responsibility <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> make sure she is safe. So, you have a tough choice to make. Maybe it will be made and nothing bad will ever happen, or maybe it will. But really, you are in a limbo and you will never know what will happen until it does.
Ask him if it is likely that the amount of meds will decrease and what has <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> happen for that <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> occur. Is <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> possible <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>take</span> a drug off now? As I said in another post, I'm down to 2 now, and I didn't change doctors. If you want, you have the option of getting a second opinion from another psychiatrist, who is a bipolar isorder expert on the meds you are on. Ask your doctor and/or your insurance how you can get a second opinion, if you aren't satified with the answers your doctor gives you.
And ya, he is on a ton of meds. Something does need <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> be done and unfortunately, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> will probably <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>take</span> trial and error <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> find what works the best. Keep in really close contact with your new doc. Report all that is going on. This is very complicated and beyond anything I have dealt with. And do keep in touch. I would like to know how things are going. I can recommend some good sites for working with the ADHD if you are interested. Best wishes.
some bottles tell you <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>take</span> 100mg up <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> 2 times a day but you dont want <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> do that, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> will make you sick if you <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>take</span> too much, so start low. if you work youre way up to 100mg a day and it doesnt help your headaches, then no amount will help so stop taking it. a little more info on 5-htp. ingesting serotonin by itself wouldnt help because it doesnt cross the blood-brain barrier, but 5-htp does and it is converted to serotonin in the brain.
But recently, after an extended period of high anxiety I visited a psychiatrist who told me to try Zoloft and take Klonopin every day for a month, then taper down and go back <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> using as needed. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>how</span> does this strategy sound to you guys? Has Zoloft been effective for anyone? Has anyone gotten addicted to Klonopin or suffered withdrawal after a month of continuous use? Thanks so much, again, for everyone sharing their experiences.
Can anyone give me 'insight' into what might be going through his mind , now that 'reality' is starting to kick in for him...why is <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> hard for him <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> come back, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> embarrassment? is he ashamed? or he just doesn't know what he wants, he is confused???? Does anyone think that the fact that he is living with another Bipolar person may also me the reason why he prefers to stay there---because they 'connect' ! Anyone, help please.
I've been on just about every new anti-psychotic out right now, EXCEPT geodon because I heard so many bad things about <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span>. Risperdal worked good for me but I had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> get off of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> for other medical reasons. Everyone is different though. Have you tried seroquel? I'm on that now and it works very well.
however, this is the first day on it and my neurologist is a movement disorders specialist will have <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> do a final evaluation as well <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> determine if <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> works and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>how</span>. The fact that <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> has a mitigating effect on tardive dystonia is concordant with the studies. The fact that I slept better and it worked on what was obviously rapid cycling would not be a surprise as many mood stabilizers (Lamictal, Keppra, Tegretol, Trileptal, etc.) were originally developed as anti convulsants.
ya all medication concerns have those things listed that is why it is a prescription medication, but <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> works and you dont have <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>take</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> for more than the beginning of the withdrawal so its not bad at all
And on the upside it has some suggestions on how to heal broken brains so <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> would be useful for you too And try not <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>take</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> personally. He is likely going through the stages of grief and one of those is denial. If he denies there is a problem maybe it will just go away. The other thing is to talk to your psychiatrist. He may be able to give you something temporarily that will help.
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