Posted by Dinah on November 15, 2002, at 10:56:39
I've been on Risperdal for 10 days now in addition to my usual Klonopin and Depakote (ok, I took two days off to contrast and compare). I like it. I really really like it. I feel energized, I'm losing weight, and I'm feeling less agitated. It obviously has tranquilizing properties. There is no affect on orgasm (except maybe to enhance it a bit due to the energizing effects). And my biggest fear, that it would "normalize" my thinking, hasn't materialized. I still have the slightly off kilter, obsessing thoughts I always have.
My question is how long does it last in your bloodstream. I notice the effects of it pretty quickly. And it is noticeable with each dose, not like an SSRI. During my two day holiday, I could tell I didn't take it. Is it like Klonopin rather than like an SSRI? Is it possible to take it on an as needed basis? Because honestly, I don't really need it all the time. And it robs me of my emotions.
I want to ask my pdoc to let me go to an as needed basis with it. Does anyone use it that way?