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As You Go Up on Your Antipsychotic does it Make You Sleepy?

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I recently went up on Risperidone from 2mg to 3mg. I take it at night before sleep. I don't remember 1 or 2mg making me sleepy but 3mg really makes me whopping tired in the morning hours. Can any of you relate to this? When I went from 1mg to 2mg I had other side effects but they were tolerable and then eventually went away.
 
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I think every increase makes you tired, and that eventually that side effect lessens. Is your doctor keeping you at 3mg?
 
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You take it before sleep but is this right before or an hour or two before? I take mine about 4 or 5 hours before I intend to go to sleep and I'm just about perfect this way.
 
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You take it before sleep but is this right before or an hour or two before? I take mine about 4 or 5 hours before I intend to go to sleep and I'm just about perfect this way.
Hmmm. I take it right before going to sleep at night. Maybe I should try a few hours before. I'll do that.
 
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Wishbone - You're right. I now take Risperidone about 2 hours before bedtime. That seems to help in the mornings. Thanks!
 
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