How long does it take for risperidone to work

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Also the Lithium does take a little while to work but it is a medicine that is prescribed to a lot of us. I tried it <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> a while but switched back <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> Lamictal because it worked better <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> me. It does take a while and you will have to have your levels checked every so often but I know for a lot of people it works wonders.
That's one of the reasons I do not want <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> switch <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> another med, because it works so well <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> me. He sees me <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> about 5 minutes and tells me I can work and I'm fine! He doesn't know me, really, how I've been feeling lately, or what triggers my extreme anxiety nowadays. I guess, that's my fault for not relaying that information to him. Actually, I had a job interview last month, and I was so uncomfortable during it, I thought I was going to come out of my skin!
So since I am allergic <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> Lamictal my doctor is deciding <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> try Risperidone. He thinks it will also help me with my paranoia and repetitive thoughts. however, being an anti-psychotic I'm scared. I read through the side effects, some of them are pretty crazy, I know a lot of the bad ones are rare, but so far I'm 1:1 for bad rare side effects. >.
I have a pertinent question <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> members of this forum which is does anybody know <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> <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.
Ask him if it is likely that the amount of meds will decrease and what has <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> happen <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> that <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> occur. Is it possible <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> take 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.
Going off your meds could end up causing you to go right back to where you just came from. I know that it would be nice <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> live med free, and I did it <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> several years until 2 years ago when I started rapid cycling again, with devastating consequences.
You really can't get any sound sleep at those doses and that may explain why you sleep so much when you take it away. Get <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> a doctor <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> some lab <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>work</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> check your liver and try <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> get away from this habit.
ya all medication concerns have those things listed that is why it is a prescription medication, but it works and you dont have <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> take it <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> more than the beginning of the withdrawal so its not bad at all
I can't contact to my pdoc because he is out of state for few days but I wonder if it's right <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> take antipsychotic <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> anxiety?I'm so worry! Does anyone take that med or do you take antipsychotics to treat anxiety??
I myself take 3 of them in minimum doses (risperidone, seroquel, stelazin), i tried to get off stelazin for 3 weeks but failed having extreme anxiety and returned yesterday to take it. Of course it prevents mania as well. Really the decision <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> take it or give it up is the pdoc decision, we are not an authority in this only our personal experience and readings that's all.
But if you are like my cousin and have major episodes early on from out of nowhere, then there isn't really a way <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> prevent that. Lithium works great <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> her as a restorative. It doesn't <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>work</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> me (right now I'm trying Tegretol.) We seem to have different flavors of the illness, so it's no wonder we require different treatments.
The only thing I'd like to invite parents <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> do is <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> take the medication themselves <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> 2 weeks before giving it <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> their kids. We're talking here about a drug which directly stimulates the nervous system, akin to cocaine, or opium more precisely.
Okay i have been on trazodone for six nights now, and all it does is decrease my appetite. Funny thing is the doctor gave it <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> me <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> insomnia and hoping for weight gain, but all it does is the opposite. (Could be I need a higher dosage) I did get rid of the headache 2 days ago. It does give my brain energy, like a hyper feeling. I want to take my ambien, but the on call doctor told me not to and to continue the same dosage until my regular doctor comes back from vacation.
I've been going to this guy for 8 years. He should know me by now. He has always just "skimmed over" and not listened to my neurologic or pain issues, and offers no support, other than he'll talk for 30 minutes on the benefits of stopping smoking. Yes, I get that and am working on it. He dismisses all of my complaints as they can be cured by this. Yes, maybe they can be better... but it's not what's causing my symptoms. During my last visit with him, he made me cry... Why?
id=1369 Probably wouldn't hurt <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> try it <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> a bit longer. If or when you decide <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> stop it, make sure you read up on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>how</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> do so! When you do find a new doc - make sure he knows all of the meds you are on. I would definitely look for a psychiatrist who has a specialty in ADHD. And do take the time to check out the sites I mentioned - plus the link above is from ****.com which is also quite good. Keep us posted and let me know if there are any more resources you need.
And ya, he is on a ton of meds. Something does need <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> be done and unfortunately, it will probably take 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.
he didn't expect to see a difference on the 1/2mg dose(10 days on that dose) but that now we have upped it <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> 1mg within four weeks from his starting <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> take it we should see a marked improvement. if not he will try 11/2ng a day. he said it is very important to get both the risperidone and medikenect working complimentary to each other and not against each other.
cause usually it takes thearpy or meds if its real bad. but i've had anxiety <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> about 4years now, it gets easier once you learn <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>how</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> talk <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> yourself and let your self now its okey. try taking deeep breaths when pancing and think about your self somewhere nice like a beach or something :). try and relax your body & mind. you have to keep telling yourself its fine its fine. maybe try warm bubble baths or whatever calms you down. but i hope this helps. good luck & stay calm !!
Then 100mg seroquel was added which initially reduced the hallucinations paranoia etc at first, but some symptoms have started to come back, again. Is it normal <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> medication which <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>work</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> a while <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> lose their effectiveness, and what do you do when this happens? Is it better to change the medication or persevere with the same one in higher doses? Which is safer? Also does this mean my condition is getting worse? I am new to all this and would welcome any opinions.
Zyprexa takes a while to build up to a proper blood level so it will take some time <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> it <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>work</span>. I wouldn't think she doesn't want <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> get better but more so that this is part of the schizohrenia. Negative symptoms in schizophrenia can make a person avoid people and have trouble relating to them.
I've spoken to mental health consumers in person about my disability and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>how</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> watch <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> it (as I've said Clozaril is an option should it occur) and they took it very seriously but never stated or acted like they would discontinue treatment although people on the internet who are anti-psychiatry misuse my disability to make that claim. And they never discuss how it should be treated when it occurs so they don't have the best interest of people like me in mind.
I had an allergic dystonic reaction to a combination of buspar for anxiety and compazine <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> nausea....and it was one of the scariest things that has ever happened <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> me. It made me realize just how much these things screw with your mind chemistry. even for the people who need them...they're soo dangerous. I understand taking them because you need them, but I always cringe just because they're so toxic.
Any help would be greatly appreciated! ___________________________________________________________________________________________ I think I've avoided bringing this up <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> time. I never really thought it was something like a disorder...I just figured it was just some stupid way I handled stress. It wasn't until I had an intake appt with a psychologist for my daughter that he mentioned something to me about it.
I have had a read of the info on ICV and it definately sounds plausable, however is there a test available <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> determine if the valve is working? Also <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>how</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> did it take you <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> get cured???
I got blocked and stars thru that word so many times as I was recovering! Because it does suck. Yes. It *****. Good <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> see we worked thru it after all this time. :D I just love you guys! Such honesty and kindness and willingness to help. It's such a blessing! I think this place attracts some of the most intelligent and caring people in the world. So gratifying. I haven't posted for a very long time ... but I will always keep this thread going.
I, too, would feel so helpless when it came <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> giving her the answers that she longed <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span>. I didn't know what <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> say <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> her or <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>how</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> answer any of her questions, no matter what they were. :( As Tuck has told you, you must keep up your strength and try your hardest to keep some semblance of a normal life!!! There is nothing more important than that, so that you will keep your sanity about you!!!! You must not forget about YOU!!!
New tics may also begin as imitations of normally occurring events, such as mimicking a dog barking. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>how</span> these particular triggers come <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> form enduring symptoms is a matter <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> further study. In some cases, neuropsychiatric disorders, such as tic disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder, have been shown to develop after streptococcal infection. No precise mechanism for this connection has been determined, although it appears to be related to the autoimmune system.
your doctor knows you... My daughters experience with the Lamictal is she HAS <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> take it at night because it makes her so sleepy. She currently takes 100mg.. has been as high as 200mg... Talk to the PDOC about how to adjust the time you take it. I would think that all in the morning would not be an issue- unless you can't tolerate it.
It does take a period of time - almost a month if I remember correctly - before it begins <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>work</span>. And it does not <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>work</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> everybody. And that may be one reason why you are not as motivated at school. If you still are having problems getting work done at school, you should let your doctor know so that he can change the dose. As far as wondering about school. Well, I taught 8th grade science many years and I think a lot of the guys were also wondering the same thing.
they also look at your behavior and see what needs <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> be changed and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>how</span> it can be changed in order <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> make your life more trouble free. They can also perscribe medicine in combination with behavioral change. If you are paying these doctors, then you have the right to demand that they listen and take notes on how you feel! They should want to know how you feel!!! Its part of diagnosing you! Be more demanding when you go back.
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