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Risperidone

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I have recently been started on Risperidone depot injection and I was wondering if anyone else has that on here and I was also wondering what your experiences of it are as I am still not convinced I want to be on it. Then again they have threatened me with taking away the option of me being able to choose what I want although does anyone know how they could do that??
Sorry to be a pain with stupid questions sorry not my myself at the moment

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im waiting to start the risepridone deot injections..bit concerned about it at the moment as i dont know how it will affect me..what are you exepriences on it so far?..im currently taking risperidone 40mg..but i get a lull in my meds about 3 to 4pm each day where i start feeling really awful again until my evening dose kicks in.
 
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So far I haven't felt any change but then I have been told my psychiatrist that it can take up to 4 weeks before you feel any effect from it I am still taking the tablets alongside the depot. Its supposed to release it more evenly so maybe it will benefit you as you get a lull later in the day Good luck with it and let me know how you get on with it I would be interested to hear
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thanks Messy..still waiting to hear from the clinic..but will keep you updated...my pyschiatrist told me it would take me about 8 weeks for me to feel an difference...and that i had to take the tablets alongside the depot as well to begin with.
hope you get on ok with it hun..x
 
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thanks Sally we will have to keep in touch and let each other know how we are getting on :) :hug:
 
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