I take 1mg every night of risperidone. I use to take 2mg. I am less sedated than I was on 2mg and less 'puffy'. I have not had any psychotic episodes in the last 11 months on it. However, I was on a low dose when I had my episodes (2 mg). They temporarily upped it to 4mg and I couldn't handle the side effects so I am back on a low dose. So far, so good. My main symptom, which is a chronic delusion hasn't gone away, though. It's been there since day one, a year and a half ago. My main goal is to get rid of the paranoia and psychosis.
I suppose it is working OK. I am not sure if the lack of episodes is 'me' or the meds since I had episodes on a low dose.