Well, I had an appointment with my pdoc last Friday and she said that my wish to go down in dosage on my Risperdal Consta depot injections won’t be a matter of weeks from now, or even months, but years!! Man was I upset to hear that! And I still am.
She said that according to my chart, I have a history of being a treatment resistant sza and because of that she is very reluctant to touch a medication regimen that is working.
Although I totally see her point, I see my point as well. I think my depot can be lowered if I increase the oral risperidone at the same time. I’d at least like to try it . I want to live a life, not just be alive. And for me, part of living a life is being able to play my instrument well.
Hoping that you will be able to adjust your meds to your liking @SkinnyMe.
I once had the same issue. A pdoc refusing to try to lower a dose. I switched pdocs.
However, my attempt to lower failed. Still I’m happy with the switch.
I am on 5mg risperidone, its very effective.
My half a mg of risperidone seems to be working great so far. I’m not paranoid or experiencing altered visual perceptions. I do hear voices at times but I don’t care. So far so good.
That’s awesome, How is it with negative symptoms?
I can really relate to your wishes about getting rid of some meds to accomplish something in your life. I too would like to skip some of my meds to but now I’m going to the phd to get his acceptance of lowering with 200 mg Seroquel that I’ve already doneto one month ago. I’m starting to accept my learning disability and now I’ve settled on the dose.
500 mg Clopixol depo every 3 week
400 mg Seroquel by mouth
And 160 mg Ziprasidone
I’m treatment resistant as well
But I’ve no psychosis any more
I have to fight against negative symptoms. Ie., force myself to do things when I don’t want to.
I have many things to say but have you seen me? Ok anyeay that was weird nobody jeard that. I take invega trinza along side olanzapine 10 mg haldol 35 mg.
Im ok just hay there but stay there hang in there miss uoull make it ok yes good bye
Waffles. For some of us the only solution Can be to stay on 3 antipsychotics that I’m on likewise in case of treatment resistance.