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Re: Your experience, celexa combined with risperidone SLS

Posted by Stann on January 1, 2004, at 13:46:09

In reply to Re: Your experience, celexa combined with risperidone, posted by SLS on December 31, 2003, at 7:50:29

> Hi Stann.
> > I am currently taking 20mg celexa,1.75mg Risperidone for severe scocial anxiety and depression.
> > What is happening is the risperidone has to be increased every one to two weeks because the good effect keeps waring off.
> What exactly are the good effects that risperidone brings you? Which effects wear off?
> For depression, 1.0-2.0mg is usually effective as an adjunct to antidepressants.
> For intrusive/delusional/psychotic thinking in the absence of schizoid disorders, 3.0mg is often necessary.
> For schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder, 6.0mg is often the target dosage.
> Dosages above 6.0mg are generally not recommended, as the risk of EPS and TD becomes significant.
> Good luck.

> - Scott

The good effects are my anxiety and other symtoms I mentioned in my orignal thread go away. Plus, I was having great energy and actually woke in the morning feeling like I had slepted. It was wonderful not having my brain working in overdrive all the time. Now, I am back to feeling tired and lethargic.





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