How long does it take for risperdal to work

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559509 tn?1216184046 I don't see hardly any mention of it around this site. Does it make you gain weight like Depakote? Does anyone out there take it 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).
Avatar f tn 25 mg, but I am jut not sure if it is normal to start meds this early? Also, if anyone has a child on it how long did it take before you noticed a difference in behaviors?
Avatar f tn it does make it easier knowing there is someone there who really does get it.. and is not so quick to judge him as you know how long 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...
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar n tn I remember when you all were in the mits of it. I for one was unsure how that all was going to work out. It 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.
2010625 tn?1329375656 I have taken Abilify before and it didn't seem to do anything. I took Seroquel and had to stop it 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.
Avatar n tn 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, it does not make sense to 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?
Avatar n tn Some people find abilify to be activating and take it in the morning, but you'll have to figure it out for yourself since everyone's different. I recommend the 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.
865817 tn?1255285681 alot of others have just trashed me for putting her on the meds! I struggled with it for a year not wanting to do it but finally I just couldn't take it anymore. I am going to try giving it to her on the weekends too and see if that helps. Thanks.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn I was wondering if anybody knows how long it will take for Risperdal to 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 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.
Avatar n tn 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 to get off of it as it 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.
Avatar f tn No one should take any medication without knowing what it is, what it does, how it 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.
Avatar n tn Can an anti-depressant cause this when going off of it? Does it take time for seratonin to return to 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?
Avatar n tn Thats pretty much my time tested AD med withdrawl plan. It works for me. Who knows, it may work for you too. It 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.
Avatar m tn i drink a lot of whey protein, raw honey, eat tuna (brain food), oatmeal for calming effects it it supposed to have, . i take my meds at night and go to bed. i am unable to work due to severe panic disorder...but even that i was able to at least live with. i want to experience joy and happiness again, but my dopamine is still blocked somehow. i am waiting for my new laptop to come so i can play ps1 for pc games.. can exercize really help me? you mean like going for a walk, or rigorous exercize?
Avatar m tn I have a pertinent question to members of this forum which is does anybody know for how 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.
Avatar n tn 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?
4067477 tn?1450127936 I feel that way off and on. It is hard to snap out of it. It seems to 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.
Avatar f tn hi, does the lamactil help you? they want to put me on that. and does it 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...
Avatar f tn You can't force him to take meds. If you seriously fear for your daughter it is your responsibility to 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.
439168 tn?1307935340 Ask him if it is likely that the amount of meds will decrease and what has to happen for that to occur. Is it possible to 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.
Avatar n tn Deal with these issues don't drug your children and make it worse. They need to learn to cope with life not turn to a pill to cope. How can you teach your children to say NO TO DRUGS when you start them on drugs?????
Avatar n tn And ya, he is on a ton of meds. Something does need to be done and unfortunately, it will probably take trial and error to 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.
Avatar n tn some bottles tell you to take 100mg up to 2 times a day but you dont want to do that, it will make you sick if you take 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.
Avatar m tn 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 to using as needed. How 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.
2010625 tn?1329375656 I've been on just about every new anti-psychotic out right now, EXCEPT geodon because I heard so many bad things about it. Risperdal worked good for me but I had to get off of it for other medical reasons. Everyone is different though. Have you tried seroquel? I'm on that now and it works very well.
Avatar f tn 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 it hard for him to come back, it 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.
Avatar f tn ya all medication concerns have those things listed that is why it is a prescription medication, but it works and you dont have to take it for more than the beginning of the withdrawal so its not bad at all
585414 tn?1288944902 However, this is the first day on it and my neurologist is a movement disorders specialist will have to do a final evaluation as well to determine if it works and how. The fact that it 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.