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Re: risperidone JahL

Posted by r.anne on January 12, 2001, at 0:29:42

In reply to Re: risperidone r.anne, posted by JahL on January 11, 2001, at 19:09:22

Dear JahL,
After I was adjusted to it it made me feel pretty good in seemingly a high way but I went off it. I really missed how good it made me feel. Since I'm on this other drug now I've felt like taking a risperdal with it. I know someone who is prescribed it that way (2 neuroleptics). I take such low doses of all meds. that it could help. I'm starting to feel like a pill factory!

I think it took about 3 weeks for the full effects to work for me but I immediately felt better upon taking it. I always had a good feeling with it or a high feeling. Not to the point of drunkeness, though. I think I felt really good in the same way with celexa and effexor at first, too. But that stopped, yet with risperdal I always felt sort of high. I liked that effect, too.

I've piled on a few too but that's okay, I believe.
take good care,

> > > I think I actually had a euphoric feeling from risperdal!
> Hi. Much to my pdoc's disbelief I had a similar reaction to Promazine (English sedative, closely related to chlorpromazine) which would make itself apparent within hours of taking the drug.
> My question to you, please, is how long was it before this 'euphoria' made itself apparent?
> > > I took it for about 2.5 years. It took me longer than a week to get used to.
> Do you mean b4 it started working?
> > > I switched to seroquel about two mos. ago and don't like it as much and found it too sedating at 50mg. so I take 25 mg. Still, it's better than nothing. It'll do. My psychia. won't prescribe zyprexa for me because I'm already 50# overweight and he said everyone gains a lot of weight from it. Do you find that to be true for you?
> Zyprexa, whilst quite tolerable, gave me a v. sweet tooth. I visibly piled the pounds on & don't normally have much of an appetite!
> Thanks,
> Jah.




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