I’m starting to change my mind a bit about switching to a different antipsychotic med from Risperdal
Mentally and emotionally I’ve been doing so well on Risperdal that I’m afraid that if I start up with a new med I’ll become unstable again.
Right now with Risperdal I’m able to travel abroad to other countries.
I was never able to do this on other meds.
I’ll still ask my doctor about it but I’ll be satisfied if she is against me going on a different AP
Which meds are you considering?
I think that’s smart to be cautious. Med changes are horrid. I’m on my third different AP (Geodon) since starting care under my current pnurse in January 2022. It’s been a really bumpy ride.
You’re smart to wait on your pdoc’s advice. Hope it goes well, whatever you decide.
Honestly I don’t know
But I’ve done well on Haldol before
It also causes less weight gain than Risperdal
I am going to leave it up to my psychiatrist
Thanks @Speedy and @Shmookitty
Can you try going on the Lai instead? I read online that stable pharmokinetics of Lai causes it to have less side effects than oral antipsychotics
No I’m not a good candidate for the injections.
I always remember to take my meds on time.
This is according to my doctor
Being able to travel overseas is huge.
I don’t think i would dare nowadays.
Changing meds can be scary.
Yes thanks @SacredNeigh7
Changing meds is scary!
I would try more stuff to get my life back together if I were you… and trying different modes of medication is the safest route
Don’t fix it if it’s not really broken
In my case I got bad negative symptoms
The doctor that put me on risperidone was a big risperidone fan. It was her AP of choice for her patients because she said it worked the best in the majority of cases.
Of course everyone is different, but she was apparently convinced.
Well if you’re on Risperdone and you are doing the best you have done for years the you don’t have to fix the wheel.
Trust me Risperidone and Zyprexa are the strongest among the atypically.
Your positives won’t be managed as well on the newer like Vraylar, rexulti or Latuda.
But all of those have a better side effect profile.
This is the best reason that I’ve been on Clopixol for 27 years. It kept me from getting placed on Clozapine.
So if it ain’t broken why fix it.
If something can go wrong it will go wrong.
Never touch a running system.
I haven’t found a better med than risperidone. I don’t think I will. I have tried Abilify, Latuda, Zyprexa, Seroquel and Risperidone. One pdoc prescribed me Clozapine, I did the heart testing for it but refused to do the weekly blood tests.
Zyprexa did nothing for my psychosis, weakest of all the meds I have tried. I know it works for some.
Zyprexa with ziprasidone works for me… tired serequal, abilify solian to no effect always complained I was sleepy, but not now!
I think I’m going to remain on Risperdal
It’s keeping me sane and out of the hospital system
risperdal had such sexual side effects though…made me suicidal…my pdoc was a big believer in risperdal too…now I"m on generic prolixin (fluphenazine), 10 mg morning and night…lost all my weight on this med…love it.
Risperdal-Geodon combination was the only thing that even began to touch my psychosis. Then, adding a bit of Seroquel to the mix is what finally did the trick to get rid of it. I’m not messing with it.