Risperidone and depakote

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My husband started taking Risperdone 2 months ago (and DEpakote a bit earlier) for his first major Manic Episode with Psychotic features. And up until 3 weeks ago (when he actually agreed to increase the dose) he was somewhat psychotic, he hates me thinking I was his worst enemy etc... But here are 2 question (if you don't mind): 1- what were some of the side effects (keep in mind that I still don;t talk to my husband about any of this, everything is new and he sill in denial...
there is actually a lot of bipolar meds that can cause weight gain. Abilify, Seroquel, and Risperidone can sometimes cause weight gain. That being said it is often a small percentage of people that experience weight gain from these medicines. I take Seroquel and for the first month or so I started gaining a little weight but I started forcing myself to eat a descent breakfast, a small lunch, and a healthy dinner.
I have been on 1500mg of depakote for 6 months for bipolar disorder and I was wondering does anybody know how to get off this stuff without all the seizures and withdrawals. Any help would be appreciated.
For now I'm trying to keep our healthy diet as it has always been and keep telling him to do some exercise, I do Yoga and Biking...but he is still in a state of 'depression' and somewhat confused with a really Bad Manic Episode he had 3 months ago, so I'm going easy on him about the exercise. But here is the question, the weight gain is due to increase appetite or it is just the effects of the drug itself on the body? Anyone , any experience?
indeed it can, so i would say it's completely normal to encounter insomnia by tapering off from risperidone and this should automatically applies to seroquel, and the rest of the antipsychotics.
You did not provide information on why your friend has been taking Risperdal and Depakote. Risperdal (Risperidone) is an antipsychotic that is used primarily for hallucinations and delusions. The hallucinations or delusions can be part of a number of disorders including Bipolar Disorder, Major Depressive disorder, Schizophrenia,and Schizoaffective Disorder. Depakote is indicated for seizures but has also been found to be beneficial for Bipolar (manic-depressive) patients.
My grandson is 9 and has ADHD and Autism. He takes Depakot 1000mg daily and Risperadon 2mg daily. I have noticed an increase in his aggression within the last two weeks. Do these two meds have a tendency to increase aggress?
Hello. As is true for other anti-depressants from the SSRI class (Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors), Zoloft is also known to induce weight gain, though lesser than a few others. You might want to discuss with your doctor about alternatives to Zoloft, such as Bupropion (Wellbutrin). Depakote and Seroquel are also associated with weight gain. Depakote works as a mood stabilizer, and there are a few other options you can explore in this class of drugs.
My panic attacks are trigged by derealizaion, depersonalizatuon, and psychosis. I began toaking Risperidone (Risperdal) for a few days. Beforre I took the medicine, I had been having psychotic breaks. For the most part, the mediine help my mind slow down,but my psychosis is bad. When I get into a qiuet room, or place that's where the ems begin. I hear low talking-- or loud sounds. Usually the "voice" just say random things, like their advertising something.
They have started me on Depakote again as well as the increased Lithium, risperidone and venlafaxine so I am hoping for great things. We got a new dog today, an eight week old black labrador. She is so cute, her name is Bella. I will post a picture when I can.
He also asked why taking like Bastet said stelazin and risperidone I was glad to hear it from him. I know stelazin is typical with risk of TD in the long run and i asked this to my original pdoc who said since it works with me then it's OK, wrong of course but i am not a pdoc to decide on the meds.
Hello. My bipolar son is seven, and his Depakote and lithium are not doing the job for mood swings anymore. He does not have depressive symptoms--he gets manic and hears voices when he is stressed so we also have him on a low dose of risperidone and also Abilify (which has been our miracle drug). Mood swings are getting worse and he is getting more aggressive at home (hits walls).
im 25 and taking a mood stablizer for mood disorder. recently discovered that during sexual intercourse with my boyfriend and noticed some dryness during this. could any one help me with this?
I red the dosis equivalent chart for Seroquel with risperidone and 225 mg Seroquel is 4,5 mg risperidone...... But than 1 mg risperidone is 50 mg Seroquel.... 225/4,5 makes 50 Why the various people here say that 1 mg risperidone makes 100 mg Seroquel.....?? I think I am wrong because various people said so but why?? Sorry for the English....
concerning MS in general, either lithium which is considered the only MS or the 1st line MS like they say and whether the AC's like lamictal, depakote, tegretol, etc... which are mainly antiepileptic contrary to lithium and work off-label all of them have serious side effects, only gapapentin/neurontin has the least side effects, true, yet it's weaker than the first group. it's also very good for anxiety. however STILL what about depression. To put it differently.
He also has a hard time getting to sleep. He takes the Risperidone and 2 Benedryls and that doesn't work half the time. I home school him because sending him to school kinda scares me between his allergies and the behavior. He is not behind in school and even does above grade level in spelling and reading. Over all I like the Concerta and don't think we can live with out some form of medication. I just think that the side effects he has are very concerning.
OR something to reduce my anger provided it isn't another med with worse side effects like valproate (depakote) , lamictal etc... I keep trying and trying so I need help. many thanks ezz N.B: perhaps it's psychological also. Had i been taking one pill at 150 i wouldn't have felt so bad. As i take 6 pills a day making me feel worse, but it's also the side effects. the reason for 6 pills is the short half-life of seroquel.
Just curious - who diagnosed Risperidone? And why? I was under the impression that Risperidonel was not be used for children under the age of 11 (although I have heard of it being used to treat severely autistic children and also schizophrenia, bi-polar and other related psychotic disorders). I suppose whether your child will be on this medication for the rest of her life will depend upon her diagnosis - whether the mental health issue is a life-long problem or just a short-term one.
I am currently taking Depakote, Cymbalta and Geodon. After recently seeing my doctor, she thought I should try Ritalin, since I have had a hard time getting motivated. Now I'm feeling like I don't want to stop moving; sort of scattered thoughts. I feel like I have ADHD. She said that the medicine is supposed to work differently on someone with BP. I am questioning the validity of this. I have tried so many different medicines, and nothing seems to return me to how I felt before.
For instance 100 seroquel = 1 risperidone = 3 zyprexa. My information is that all are given to prevent mania and reduce dopamine responsible for psychosis. Yet seroquel especially is given for depression too this is why it works as a mood stabilizer. Some say all atypical are the same but seroquel seems to be different from readings and at least it works for me. My combo is 75 seroquel + 1 risperidone + 1 stelazin (typical AP). It's weird and crazy usually one AP is enough.
It would be better if his Riperdal dose is reduced and an effective mood stabilizer like Depakote/Lamictal is started along with maintanence dose of Riperdal as Riperdal dulls you.I had to take 3 mg for a couple of months and it really dulled me.Now I am on 0.5 mg/day and a week away from being off it after being 4 months on it.I am on a mood stabilizer.
Now lamictal I can get the rash, tegretol it's interactive and once tried it 100mg little dose and had headaches and i have to do blood tests, depakote will make my hair fall and increase tremendously my weight, lithium complex renal problems, toxicity,... so really my atypical are OK except that i am really suffering and almost unstable but go to work and function with haslf brain Now you see why i am sticking to my cocktail.
Tegretol and Depakote are still first line treatments for BP I, and they as well as Lamictal are approved as mood stabilizers.
Suppose even i was BP from start, i was on risperidone 1mg , stelazine 2 mg and anafranil 25mg and life went on until i or we decided to stop the meds. Believe me it was the pdoc who put this decision in our mouth because he said once you graduate it's finished and you can be normal and no need for meds. Whethet ignorant or dishonnest because before this date i.e.
It all started 12 years ago when I did a car accident and hit my forehead into the glass shield, apparently I harmed my cortex or limbic...and I read in world war 2 many soldiers during the war had mood disorders. Lately as Anonymos88 realized I began to think that I am BP1 and left 2 because i left depression when they used to wake me up and I was sort of dead in bed. Now it's finished I am worried about the other side (mania).
He is doing quite well except for having to be hospitalized for a minor surgery and a temp, which during this time the depakote and risperdone were held for three days. Just before being added back he began to show symptoms of the delusions again, after being back on meds none whatsoever. My question is he doesn't seem to be typical Bipolar, never has had the depressions part only the manic, psychotic phase.
The doctor gave me another medication to get rid of the voices and then finally I was tapered off everything and only took Depakote. After 5 years of Depakote and 4 other hospitalizations, I ended up on Seroquel. I lost a job too because of my bizzare behavior, so don't feel bad. You will end up with a better job. If you can go into a hospital that would be good for you to get on the right medication. Maybe Lithium could help. Hope you feel better.
Thanks for the heads up on the medication mixing effects on birth control. It is a very scary thought because I have seen the recklessness and poor judgement. My daughter just had her first full manic episode approximately 1 month ago and had to be hospitalized because it became so out of control.(thinking and looking back I believe she experienced hypomanic phases but never a completely manic phase.
Apart from the AC e.g. depakote, lamictal and all the sort of drugs which I hate to even hear their names, does it exist a way to overcome this situation. It seems I carry on my life as if I am walking on a thin string with a stick to govern my balance because BP needs really a clown to cope with it. I inplaned in my garden: lavender, peppermint. Does anyone think of something that can lessen my dopamine and boost my energy a little to overcome my insomnia. omega3, tryptophan like...etc...etc.
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