How risperidone works

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Avatar m tn I think my mum does need to sleep at night but she's already v drowsy so maybe this might be too strong for her. Thank you for letting me know how it works with your mum. I hope she's happier taking it.
1742269 tn?1315385233 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.
1985196 tn?1402193698 I took it for a while and was surprised at how quick it worked. There were aspects of it that made me stop taking it but it was mostly just that I couldn't really tolerate it with the Seroquel. I decided to let it go instead of the Seroquel. It is a great medicine though for most and I am glad that it is improving the quality of your life. Are you still going to stay on a low dose of Seroquel or ccome off of it completely?
723341 tn?1232341853 Upped Risperidone to 1.25mg from 1mg starting last night.
Avatar n tn I am prescribed citalopram for depression and risperidone as a sleep aid. Does this sound a good prescription? Was on fluoxetine and amitriptaline but had frequent night sweats.
171791 tn?1358217981 Last year it was for hallucinations but I noticed that it also worked for my OCD. When I stopped having hallucinations she took me off of it but is going to see how it works for the OCD at a low dose.
Avatar f tn I believe you can tell the difference I am on 1mg risperidone/risperidal, I remember few years ago when one of the pdocs (i knew a bunch of them) advised 3mg and i got crazy. As to 1mg i am on it continuously since 2002 and it's ok. So not only the kind of drug which matters as you know but perhaps also the dose.
574118 tn?1305138884 I just get restless-- but nothing seems to quench that restless thirst. I try meditation and yoga... sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't... As for your employer, it seems they are very compassionate in your situation. How that looks in the future, is any one's guess. Just do what you can, do the best that you can, and try not to worry -- yeah, I know like telling a fish not to swim-- Life will unfold for us in what ever capacity it is meant to be.
574118 tn?1305138884 He said in Bipolar, there really isn't a theraputic dose. It either works or it doesn't, sometimes it works a little. It is all about stability, and the dose is adjusted for that, not the theraputic range (Lithium levels are checked for toxicity). Just wanted to put my opinion in there. Thanks Oh...about the poll. Most of my life I had a hot temper, and got irritated very easily. At ages 23-27, I found myself getting by with hardly any sleep.
Avatar f tn medicine for depression or mental illness, such as fluoxetine (Prozac), haloperidol (Haldol), imipramine (Tofranil), risperidone (Risperdal), or thioridazine (Mellaril); a medication to treat high blood pressure or a heart condition; medications to treat Parkinson's disease; or seizure medication such as carbamazepine (Tegretol), divalproex (Depakote), phenobarbital (Luminal, Solfoton), phenytoin (Dilantin), or valproate (Depakene).
Avatar f tn I still have a month's supply and my general doctor told me previously to take one pill every other day to see how that goes. I started Seroquel with my medical doctor, then later saw a psychiatrist. I will be seeing my psychiatrist at the end of the month to refill my Valium (as needed) and to get another refill of Seroquel. It's also 5 a.m. and I can't sleep, so I'd imagine that I'd also need some kind of sleeping pill (I've missed a pill before and I could not sleep).
Avatar n tn They have come and gone but when I don't have panic attacks,I still feel something is wrong with me and just get uncomfortable like something is really wrong with me and I drive myself nuts. I was wondering if anyone had any advice on how to get rid of anxiety and attacks? Please help me with anything ya got! thank you so much!
Avatar m tn How effective is Zopiclone as a sleeping aid?Is it effective?.
574118 tn?1305138884 I haven't been dealing with my medication long enough to give any insight into how you will be affected. I am impressed, however, as to how much you know about yours. I am on Risperidone, Lamictal, Trazadone, Topamax, and many vitamins. I started out on just the Lamictal, Trazadone, and Vistarel. I am now concerned with the lack of knowledge I have about my new medicines (Risperidone, Topamax).
1649932 tn?1348086240 I would contact your psychiatrist, or whoever perscribed you Risperidone, and seek their opinion. Medicine works differently for everyone. What works for me may not work for you, and vice versa. Finding the right medication is a trial and error process that can be very aggrivating at times, but just remember to keep positive because you are on the road to recovery! Medication has changed my life. I have taken Lexapro and Pristiq for anxiety purposes.
1649932 tn?1348086240 whats the best medecine to take for social anxiety cause ive been taking risperidone for 3 weeks now in it works a little but now it make me really nervous have u experience this in what did you do.
Avatar n tn I would stick to this combo especially if it works either in interactions or not. So long that it works forget about the names.
Avatar m tn He put me on Risperidone and Prozac. Prozac did not work, and I have no idea what Risperidone did, but now I have full-fledged panic attacks! 2. As for benzos, my new shrink has asked me to take 0.5mg Clonazepam for acute anxiety attacks, but only as a stop-gap measure, until the Zoloft kicks in. However, the Zyprexa has also been prescribed, and I'm very reluctant to take it. Hope this answers all your questions.
Avatar f tn I think I would have not been able to recover if I hadn't taken an antipsychotic all these years though I wish they had caught up with the tardive in time before it progressed this far. But with new treatments in the works for schizophrenia such as the glutamate antagonists (of which I'm on glycine as a study compound and fully recovered) hopefully people with schizophrenia won't get it anymore after they become medications.
Avatar n tn Then I went off it for a while and tried to go back on straight to 20 and holy God I was wrecked! It's amazing how your body does get tolerant to medications because I sure wasn't any longer! Paxill worked fine for me - did you ask your doctor what he thinks?
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn I'm just waiting for my psych to be changed as she ignores implications of non-medcompliance when I first got help and tries to rediagnose me with something that doesn't fit at all even according to my therapist, who works with people with said diagnosis. Once that comes back, I'm at least getting back on Risperidone, if not more. Who knows if I'd have my symptoms suddenly so much worse if I had never gone off meds, but I had to try.
574118 tn?1305138884 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. Anyway, can someone help me in this: After my last mania for which I used to take 300 seroquel to calm down I start reducing it until 75. Although my energy kept fluctuating in between, nowadays my energy is low.
574118 tn?1305138884 50mg seroquel, 1mg risperidone, 1mg stellazin (typical antipsychotic) my last mania 4 years ago. I extinguished it by 300 seroquel. After which I kept reducing seroquel dose, until a month ago succeed till 50. Perhaps at this dose no antidepressant effect of it. Perhaps should be higher than that. Already I am BPII so depression is my problem.
Avatar n tn Hi my names Melissa I am 30 yrs old I Just got diagnosed on Tuesday Doc gave me Gabapentin and Risperidone he said the Risperidone would help me sleep,it hasn't helped me sleep at all,But I have noticed its helped with my mood,any suggestions on what to tell my doc? Should I wait till my next appointment which is in a month or should I call on Monday and let him know whats going on? Please I am losing my mind I need to sleep I am a SAHM to 3 kids under 10 I need to get my rest.
574118 tn?1305138884 Anti-psychotics are always used in bipolar with psychotic features to treat psychosis and can work as mood stabilizers as well. Its important how effective the medication is, not what its original use was for. Medications developed for one purpose may be used for another over time. The Zofran I take is currently approved for nausea from chemotherapy and the Tenex as a blood pressure medication but both are keeping me from rapid cycling.
975357 tn?1252708323 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. How can a pit tumor grow from nothing to 8mm in 4 years and then just stop?
Avatar n tn Can anyone tell me how Risperdone and Depakote together affect you. My 70 year old partner was very recently hospitalized and diagnosed with Bipolar. He was released with 2000 mg of Depakote and 2mg of Risperdal daily. 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.
Avatar m tn I've been to a psychiatrist which prescribed Lexapro, Zoloft, Risperidone...none have helped. I don't know how to stop it. My mind is so ****** up now. I have become suicidal and hopeless. I try not to leave the house. Sometimes it's better sometimes its worse. Any of you with this? Have you found something that works. How did yours start? I'd like to hear your stories.By the way I'm 100% sure I'm straight, but this **** makes me look as if I'm gay.