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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> for a while but switched back <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> Lamictal because <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> worked better for me. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>does</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>take</span> 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.
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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> 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. >.
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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> works so well for me. He sees me for 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!
I have a pertinent question <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> members of this forum which is <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>does</span> 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.
jesus ive been on loads of pills for this and still havent found the right thing so im prozac now i cant say it does alot at all if anything . i was on effexor for many years damn that stuff messed me up real bad. lamictal did nothing. rozerem sill sleepless for a long time. it all depends on the person. good luck on finding your combo.
Going off your meds could end up causing you to go right back to where you just came from. I know that <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> would be nice <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> live med free, and I did <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> for several years until 2 years ago when I started rapid cycling again, with devastating consequences.
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
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> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>take</span> antipsychotic for anxiety?I'm so worry! <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>does</span> anyone <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>take</span> 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>take</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span>. Of course <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> prevents mania as well. Really the decision <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>take</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> or give <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> 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 for her as a restorative. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> doesn't <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>work</span> for 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> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>take</span> the medication themselves for 2 weeks before giving <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> <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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>does</span> is decrease my appetite. Funny thing is the doctor gave <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> me for 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.
id=1369 Probably wouldn't hurt <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> try <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> for a bit longer. If or when you decide <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> stop <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span>, 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>does</span> 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.
he didn't expect to see a difference on the 1/2mg dose(10 days on that dose) but that now we have upped <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> 1mg within four weeks from his starting <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>take</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> 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 for about 4years now, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> normal for medication which <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>work</span> for 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>take</span> some time for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> <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 for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> (as I've said Clozaril is an option should <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> occur) and they took <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> 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 for nausea....and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> was one of the scariest things that has ever happened <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> me. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> 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 for a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> time. I never really thought <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> 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 got blocked and stars thru that word so many times as I was recovering! Because <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>does</span> suck. Yes. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> *****. 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> came <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> giving her the answers that she longed for. 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 for 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> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>take</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> at night because <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> begins <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>work</span>. And <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>does</span> not <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>work</span> for 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.
Oh my! <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> took six weeks just <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> get my head on straight when I first started Seroquel! What I mean is, it did clear my head of delusions, but it took at least six weeks for me to feel like I could trust my own thought processes. I've been on it for years. Recently, the dose was reduced quite a bit due to an annoying side effect I was having. it was a disaster. Now I just tolerate the side effect.
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> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>it</span> 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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