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Re: NEED ADVICE!! Asking doc about Risperdal.

Posted by HappyGirl on August 30, 2004, at 12:55:59

In reply to NEED ADVICE!! Asking doc about Risperdal., posted by BRC on August 30, 2004, at 11:55:39

>>> But my biggest problems are the intrusive, unwanted thoughts associated with OCD. My therapist along with my own resarch and contacting doctors at the OCD foundation have revealed that a very low dose of the atypitacal anti-psychotic Risperdal approx. 1-2mg along with an SSRI has helped many patients with the thought disorders associated with my sort of OCD.<<<

---- It seems to me like your M.I./OCD(severe form) needs atypical. As most of your circles, from the therapist to expert on OCD suggested/recommended you to take 'Risperdal,'... why are you hesitating?

In my case, 'Zyprexa' that is a close 'cousin' to Risperdal has been helping 'most of rapid cycler/thoughts' associated with Bp II. At the beginning, it made me quite 'sedating' even a tiniest dosage, 2.5 mg. In my guess, you may need to take a VERY small dosage to see whether or not Risperdal is right for you. Because, some of posters are NOT able to take any of A.P., even the weakest AP., Seroquel. Also, Risperdal is, ... some saying, more potent than Zyprexa. Then, you need to talk to your pdoc. as to 'side-effects' and some concerns you have.

As to 'TD' and other 'irreversible side-effect,' ... I truly understand. However, I've been on the Zyprexa 5mg for the past three and a half years and NO problems at all. Rather, I have problems on some of A.D.s I was in the past. For me, Zyprexa is my biggest fan, first of all knowing this med. helped most of Bp symptoms. Without A.P., I would be almost semi-dead not able to do any of my daily acitivies.

Concerning 'too many' med., .... in my knowledge, if you'd on Risperdal, probably one of 'sedating effect' meds., Klonopin may NOT need because Risperdal could take care of. Also, the dosage of other meds. may be reduced to some degree, particualy 'Remeron' that has 'sedating effect,' although some saying 'good' for 'anxiety.'
Further, most of 'serious/severe form' of M.I., from depression to Shizo. needs several different med./combo. Then, in this respect, you may NOT need to concern. Rather, your 'well-being'/recovery is VERY important.




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