Risperidone and insomnia

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Risperidone is generic for Risperidal and I think it's a pretty good option for depression & psychosis. Not so much for anxiety though. It should give you a boost or make you feel energized rather than lethargic due to the increased norepinephrine plasma levels. This does not make you gain weight either. See how it goes and maybe you will be able to eliminate your antidepressant or at least decrease it.
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.
This is what led her to prescribe me Risperidone. I sleep good now and still take xanex once a dy. I am feeling better and seem not to have such negative thoughts. ANy feedback would b appreciated.
Hi,I have been taking Tegretol since the past Eleven years and been doing very well on it except in July 2009 a huge personal stressor caused a hypomanic episode and I needed Risperidone for 4 months.I have been tapered off Risperidone by my Pdoc and am stopping it tomorrow.
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 to 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.
my insomnia is definitely from the lithium. NO DOUBT. should i stop lithium and take depakine. i am running out of ideas. or stick to seroquel near therapeutic dose.
Hi I am in Risperidone withdrawal and not sleeping more than 1-2 years in spite of xanax.Any suggestion guys as it is disturbing.
Hi adel did you encounter insomnia and sleep problems when you stopped risperidone as I am encountering these sleep problems now and the PDoc is fine with my speed of tapering the medication.
These are sedation, dysphoria, insomnia, sexual dysfunction, muscle stiffness, muscle pain, constipation, photosensitivity and alopecia. The fall could also lead to local tissue spasm and tightness in the surrounding muscles. She needs to be seen by an orthopaedician to rule out this as an effect of injury ad also check for an missed fractures. Then only could the muscle stiffness be blamed to be due to risperidone. Hope this helps.
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If I were you I would taper and stop the Risperidone and Stelazine and raise the Seroquel to thereuptic range or stop all three and start on Lamictal which is a known MS.You run the risk of Tardive Dyskinesia,diabetes if you take 3 AP's simaltenously.
Any psychiatropic medications such as Risperdal should be tapered and weaned off slowly and I would never undergo this without a directive from your doctor. Symptoms of withdrawel from risperdal can be uncomfortable--- insomnia, hallucinations, irritability, etc. The key is to wean slowly to either make these symptoms less or to not experience them at all. Cold turkey is not the way to go.
I then went for an MRI in 2005 for headaches and they found a 7-8mm pit tumor. I have had 2 or 3 MRI's since then, most recently in March and it has not grown any futher. I was treated with both cabergoline and pergolide for about 1 month each b/c my prolactin was elevated, (I was also on medications at the time which increase prolaction, so the source of the excess prolation was never known for sure) both of which I had dangerous side effects from and had to stop taking.
After only 4 weeks on treatment you have a whole road ahead to avoid the lethargy and depression that can sneak up on most of us. Why TRY and make him tired, angry, grouchy and unproductive? Also keep an eye on his hemoglobin and other levels though - while it's very early in treatment generally the ribavirin causes some anemia and lethargy and while that sounds like a bad bad thing it sort of means that you are getting the optimum dosage of the riba into your blood serum.
I am in Risperidone withdrawal.Had to stop the medication due to severe side effects.Now I cant sleep for more than 1 hour at night in spite of Xanax.Any suggestions as my Pdoc is out of town.
Common side effects include severe anxiety, akathisia, sedation, dysphoria, insomnia, sexual dysfunction, low blood pressure, muscle stiffness, muscle pain, tremors, increased salivation, and stuffy nose. Risperidone has been associated with minimal to moderate weight gain, with one study finding that 26 to 38 percent of participants on the drug experienced weight gain. Muscle striffness and pain along with anxiety can cause bad headache...
i am an 18 year old female prescribed wellbutrin 300 mg, lexapro 30 mg, vyvanse 30 mg, risperidone .25 mg and formula 303 muscle relaxants. i've been on these medications for quite some time and i don't think they have anything to do with my symptoms, but i just wanted to give a short background. over the past couple of weeks, i've been experiencing very odd sensations.
i am an 18 year old female prescribed wellbutrin 300 mg, lexapro 30 mg, vyvanse 30 mg, risperidone .25 mg and formula 303 muscle relaxants. i've been on these medications for quite some time and i don't think they have anything to do with my symptoms, but i just wanted to give a short background. over the past couple of weeks, i've been experiencing very odd sensations.
dizziness nausea tiredness drowsiness vomiting blurred vision dry mouth changes in appetite/ weight constipation flushing stomach upset sweating Then I looked up the side effects of Risperidone or Risperdal (Brand Name) Common side effects of Risperidone insomnia/anxiety/agitation headache difficulty in concentration weight gain Rare si
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.
i have been treated with citalopram , zoloft but these didint help me just made my insomnia and my motivation worse.even i tried to be treated with risperidone but i quiet it after my first dose because of terrible side effects ( couldnt think at all and couldnt stop walking - akathsia ).Then i stopped going to psychiatrist and i abused XANAX about three years ( i have ignored the fact of addiction because at that time i didnt know anything about the neurotransmitter theory).
I am in hyper-vigilant state all the time, more observant and aware of people and surrounding, when there are people around me, no matter stranger or friends, my attention keep focusing on them vigilantly, when they have small movement, I will have action to protect myself, but I don’t think they will hurt me or dangerous, this vigilant state and my attention and protect action cannot be controlled by myself; when there is nobody around, my attention keep focusing on things around me, such as t
risperidone, a psychotropic agent belonging to the chemical class of benzisoxazole derivatives. SEROQUEL® (quetiapine fumarate) is a psychotropic agent belonging to a chemical class, the dibenzothiazepine derivatives. They are chemically different although they address the same problems. They are both antipsychotics. Your experience with finding the same response from 1mg resperidone and 100mg of Seroquel makes me wonder why you don't just up Seroquel to 250mg and drop the resperidone..
I was given Seroquel in place of Risperidal which totaly did a number on my brain! I was having insomnia and the doc gave me risperidal. The risperidal kept me awake for almost 3 days straight and now I have these strange sensations in my head that the doc says is "just anxiety". I've tried to explain to her that,yes,I have anxiety but it's because of these wierd burning sensations I have in my head.
Thanks adel met my Pdoc today and he restarted me on 1 mg Risperidone and asked me to taper it to 0.5 mg only after 2-3 weeks after consulting with him.He feels a rapid taper would be counterproductive at this stage.He wants me to stop Risperidone by November end.This is my new id.Thanks to you and IADVOCATE for your support.Keep up the good work.
I am in hyper-vigilant state all the time, more observant and aware of people and surrounding, when there are people around me, no matter stranger or friends, my attention keep focusing on them vigilantly, when they have small movement, I will have action to protect myself, but I don’t think they will hurt me or dangerous, this vigilant state and my attention and protect action cannot be controlled by myself; when there is nobody around, my attention keep focusing on things around me, such as t
I am in hyper-vigilant state all the time, more observant and aware of people and surrounding, when there are people around me, no matter stranger or friends, my attention keep focusing on them vigilantly, when they have small movement, I will have action to protect myself, but I don’t think they will hurt me or dangerous, this vigilant state and my attention and protect action cannot be controlled by myself; when there is nobody around, my attention keep focusing on things around me, such as t
So your doctor must have a point to allow you to stop seroquel I remember in 2006 I finished college and i went to my pdoc saying anxiety is off and no stresses so i want to stop the med (i was dx OCD then) i was taking risperidone and anafranil (an AD) so the stupid fellow said OK, I asked which to ween off from 1st he said the atypical so i stopped the risperidone. The guy then left to the gulf area for more money.
I'm on Zeldox and lithium, since moving form risperidone to Zeldox I have trouble with my body clock, can't go to sleep before 5am most nights, 3am on a good night but I find iit is an ok drug except the clenched jaw and some shaking and yeah insomnia, loss of appetite, so I guess I will lose weight after Respiridon that elevated my prolactin and made me feel like a zombie, zero creativity for what I used to be very ceative, Zeldox gives me some of my natural tendency back including my spiritual
i have been treated with citalopram , zoloft but these didint help me just made my insomnia and my motivation worse.even i tried to be treated with risperidone but i quiet it after my first dose because of terrible side effects ( couldnt think at all and couldnt stop walking - akathsia ).Then i stopped going to psychiatrist and i abused XANAX about three years ( i have ignored the fact of addiction because at that time i didnt know anything about the neurotransmitter theory).
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