Posted by Dinah on November 28, 2005, at 9:32:36
In reply to Re: Is anyone around to help?, posted by Phillipa on November 27, 2005, at 23:08:03
In acting as a major tranquilizer, Risperdal makes it very difficult for me to access my emotions, which makes therapy mostly useless. My most rational self doesn't need therapy. :) And if I can't access my emotions, I don't know what hairbrained things I'm thinking or feeling deep down, that need to be addressed in therapy.
Falls, I just thought the same thing last night. I don't think Risperdal is physically addictive, but I might be getting addicted to the calm feeling it brings. I always suspected it could replace my therapist (grin), but it comes with way more side effects. I'm not sure there is an alternative right now, because the anxiety is just too high to manage and still keep my job or sleep or parent. But I remember a time when I had other ways of dealing with it, maybe not as effective, but ones that I could use sometimes. I hope I don't lose those and learn to only reach for a pill.
Sigh. I keep trying to cut down. And I did go from three pills twice a day to two pills twice a day. I seem to be stuck going down all that much from there. I don't take the daytime dose every day, but I take it more days than not.