When I first became unwell risperdal worked great. But i refused to take it.
Another dr tried me on abilify. For me this was awful. (For me bare in mind) it created terrible social anxiety and generally didn’t treat me.
I spent about 10 years on qutiapine until recently. This was also a good medicine. Not only did it help my symptoms but it helped me sleep.
I am no longer on this because I am going through a period of change in my life where I am de medicating and wanting to cut down on some medicine (for epilepsy) and also having trouble taking pills. So they switched me to injection. That is Paliperidone like risperdal the doctor said. And it works ok too. But I’m having muscle aches they’ve said would go away once the loading dose has gone.
It’s good so far.
The only one I had issues with was abilify.
I’ve been on benzo’s for my illness but it’s also treated epilepsy too. These have not been good. Only for epilepsy. And I’ve come off those. (Almost). It’s tsken about a year to do so. I was on 3mg of Ativan a day. I’m on less than a Mg now. Not sure how to work it out. But it’s less than a mg.