Posted by bobbyy on June 25, 2002, at 19:09:58
In reply to Re: risperdal AND zyprexa? » judy1, posted by AllieD on June 25, 2002, at 13:46:19
I don't take zyprexa but I do take ripserdal and love it..I am bipolar II and it really helps me to fall asleep and cuts down on obsessive thought and contains rage...and it doesn't "flatten" me...I take topamax for mood stabilizer and klonopan when I need it..and paxil as an anti depressant...but I love risperdal..so far I have had no side effects from risperdal ..at least none that i am aware of
Well, my diagnosis is something of a mess -- they think I might be bipolar II and I think the zyprexa is supposed to help with that too? I also haven't been able to tolerate ANY ADs (not because they made me manic, but because of side effects like weight loss or nervousness).
> I was on high doses of ativan, and my pdoc wanted to decrease those... so I don't know. I feel like a mess; I've been diagnosed with ADD but I can't take anything for it because of anxiety.
> Is risperdal riskier than zyprexa, then? I only take the 2.5 mg of zyprexa and I'd be on maybe one or two .25 mg doses of risperdal a day.