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Been perscribed Risperidone

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Hello everyone I am kinda detached at the moment and been told I have depressive bipolar I previously was diagnoised as BPD but due to a second opinion i have now been diagnoised with bipolar after 5 years living with bpd. I have been given a very low dose of Risperidone 0.50mg due to having a heart problem also with the view to go up to 2mg I am very worried about taking the higher doses are they safe has anyone else had any caradic side affects if so please share your story if you feel okay to do so. I have also been the drug is quite sedating is that also correct?

Thanks guys for reading I will be sharing part of my story soon

:grouphug:
 
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Hello everyone I am kinda detached at the moment and been told I have depressive bipolar I previously was diagnoised as BPD but due to a second opinion i have now been diagnoised with bipolar after 5 years living with bpd. I have been given a very low dose of Risperidone 0.50mg due to having a heart problem also with the view to go up to 2mg I am very worried about taking the higher doses are they safe has anyone else had any caradic side affects if so please share your story if you feel okay to do so. I have also been the drug is quite sedating is that also correct?

Thanks guys for reading I will be sharing part of my story soon

:grouphug:
I know my stepdaughter used to take it , it caused weight gain for her though
 
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I was on 2 mg risperidone a few years ago. It caused sedation as well as weight gain.
 
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Risperdal has been a very stabilizing med for me.
2mg is a low dose, currently I’m on 5mg.
I have bipolar disorder and really take it for mood stabilization, it also helps protect me from psychosis when my highs become too much.
It’s a good med, good luck with it.
 
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On 0.5mg - 2mg you'll find that it helps you sleep but won't hang around the next day like some others do. Are you on anything else as well or just the Risperidone?
 
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Hello everyone I am kinda detached at the moment and been told I have depressive bipolar I previously was diagnoised as BPD but due to a second opinion i have now been diagnoised with bipolar after 5 years living with bpd. I have been given a very low dose of Risperidone 0.50mg due to having a heart problem also with the view to go up to 2mg I am very worried about taking the higher doses are they safe has anyone else had any caradic side affects if so please share your story if you feel okay to do so. I have also been the drug is quite sedating is that also correct?

Thanks guys for reading I will be sharing part of my story soon

:grouphug:
It’s actually not meant to be sedating, at least that’s what my psych says I’m on .5 a day and I’ve noticed it really helps with the mania, still quite depressed though.
 
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I bet your psych has never taken it himself/herself! ;)
 
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