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Respiridone/ resperadal

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TOONAFISH

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does anyone take this? i was given it at my last admission. 2mg a day. then got it reduced to 1mg per day.

as ive been having troubel sleeping lately and felt a bit high last weekend they added it back in. i only took it a few days (the extra one) as it made me sleepy in the day.

if i take it will it stop a hypomanic episode coming on. or will it jsut lessen it?

thanks for any help
 
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I was put on 1mg twice a day it really helped with my hypomania gave me a sense of 'calm' eg settled the racing thoughts and instantly stopped my shakes it was well worth it at the time. However, I didnt get any sedation out of it at all and still needed to take something else to make me sleep
 
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skyblue

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if i take it will it stop a hypomanic episode coming on. or will it jsut lessen it?
You're taking a mood stabiliser aren't you Toona, if I can remember rightly ? All these medications in combination will help with your hypomania. Risperidone is an anti-psychotic and should help ease unwanted thoughts etc.

Can't quite explain properly, my minds racing at the mo. :unsure:
 
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Sandy

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Yeah I take resperidone too and I'm on 4mg at Night. I get drowsy in the first 2 or 3 hours in the morning. Then later on I feel better but still kind of tired. It seems like you are showing signs of hypomania. When I was hypomanic along with the resperidone I took extra sleeping tablets. So you could go on a slightly higher dose of resperidone or take sleeping pills. Ask you doctor. But you must get your sleep or risk going manic! Hope this helps...
 
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