Risperidone

Discussion in 'Therapy and Medication' started by Butterfly, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. Butterfly

    Butterfly Pokémon Master Staff Alumni SF Author SF Supporter

    I am about to start this medication tonight to help me through a period of psychosis, have heard mixed things about this med and was one of the meds I wanted to avoid taking but my psych said it would probably suit me more than olanzapine would. Has anyone ever had an experience with risperidone? I am also taking it with mirtazapine (have been on mirtazapine for a while now) has anyone been on this mix??
     
  2. tiggersafire

    tiggersafire Well-Known Member

    I was on Risperdal as the first antipsychotic I ever took. It was quite helpful at first, and I didn't have any side effects.
     
  3. Butterfly

    Butterfly Pokémon Master Staff Alumni SF Author SF Supporter

    I am actually getting on really well with risperidone after 1 week of taking it. The zombie feeling on waking has more or less subsided which works really well for me work wise and it knocks me out enough at night so I am sleeping a little better. Voices are a little quieter too so at the moment I am liking this med :)