I am on high dose 6mg risperidone mainly because I have anger issues. I asked my pdoc to increase my dose and it helped. My pdoc orginally prescribed me 3mg and I had no sz symptoms. On 120mg Latuda I didn’t have them either and neither on 20mg Abilify. I feel like I am overmedicated.
I am not a big fan of medicating for every little thing. I try to get by on the minimum dose that I can and still deal with minor symptoms. Minor symptoms generally meaning a bit of paranoia for me.
Better that than increase negs, IMO.
I did a lot of anger management therapy to lose my hair trigger anger. It is mostly gone, but there is unfortunately a bit left.
I decided to stay on my meds same dose 6mg risperidone. If its not broke don’t fix it, I have no positive symptoms or anger issues now on my meds, if I lower the dose I will for sure.
Are you angry, or is someone else angry, and their feelings squat in your head, intruding?
If you are angry, why not work through those issues, instead of medicating?
I recall you being like a doormat with your brother.
I get angry at everybody if i lower my meds lol and its 24/7
No, thats a mood symptom. @Aziz
How do I fix it?
Well, it sounds like you’ve already talked to your pdoc about your anger issues and your doctor doesn’t think you have a mood disorder so medication is out of the question.
That leaves Anger Management Therapy.
I know you are not a fan of therapy and such @Aziz, but I have all of these books and find them helpful for keeping myself in check:
The last one is my favourite. Anyhow, I think they have helped and I’m pretty sure that @Ninjastar will confirm that I am much less volatile than I used to be.
Yeah, you went from francium to radium. Or maybe potassium.
Ninja, i vote your tagline should be "Sudoku! "
Hope your doing well
i guess because it would fall under the category of a mood disorder maybe? not sure.
reminds me of a quote i read
it was like
“before you diagnose yourself as depressed make sure you are not just surrounded by asses”
Depending on the shape it may actually be mood lifting.
There is a downside to having smart friends.
When I quit benzos I had anger problems for a while, but not anymore. Why not go to anger management class? I have been to it. I am a pretty peaceful person.
I hate these shitty anger issues, I wish I had positive symptoms instead. I was on 10mg Abilify for 3yrs with no sz symptoms other than anger issues and hypersexuality. Now i am on the equivalent of 46mg Abilify, 6mg risperidone only bcz of anger issues. I feel like I have a personality disorder instead of sz but I read that szics are 7x more likely to commit homicide than normies and that being violent is sometimes a symptom of sz. I got angry at my last therapist yelled at her so she stopped calling me. I also yelled at my pdoc several times, once i went to court as he said i assaulted him verbally.
Yes goes away on my meds.