I didn’t have any positive symptoms on 3mg Risperdal but asked my Dr to go up to 6mg because of anger and irritability issues which are fixed now. Will I have these 2 problems again if I go down to 3mg?
Can a benzo help with the anger and irritability issues instead of the AP?
I wouldn’t recommend benzos they’re awful addictive
Is there anything I can take to calm me down and to sedate me other than benzos to reduce anger and irritability issues?
Maybe benadryl, visteril or maybe trazadone but I’m no Dr
Maybe go down to 4mg first and see how you do @Aziz
I went from 5mg down back to my old 4mg dose and I’m doing well so far.
Wow I didn’t know it was used for sz negative symptoms.
Trazadone is a good drug its extremely calming and I had no dependency issues or withdrawals with it I take it when I’m in the hospital so for like 1-2 weeks then when I get out I just stop
It really helps the mood and restless irritability if you are able to excersise, even if it’s just going for a small walk each day.
Broccoli sprout extract
I take those and they calm me down.
You could try CalmAid. I created a thread about it here on the forum and included some studies.
Calcium-magnesium. It relaxes the muscles in the body, and promotes a sense of calm. I use it to help relax me before I go to sleep.
You can even buy it in the US under the brand name Calm.
I take that Jamieson brand, 333mg calcium, 167mg magnesium and 200UI Vitamin D.
If you take a natural approach there are tons of supplements you could try like for example chamomile, lemon balm, lavender, ashwaganda, bacopa, b-vitamins and NAC.
However supplements can only do so much in this sense. The most important thing is to use the body. Try to get a walk in each day. Excersise if you can. Challenge yourself at least to get 20 minutes excersise each day if you aren’t already. I guarantee the investment is worth it.
Well I lowered my dose to 4mg from 6mg yesterday, I already feel tense/agitated and snapped at my brother and father. Idk why i get angry and tense whenever I lower my dose. Its weird since I dont get positive symptoms even on 3mg risperidone
I feel like a drugged up criminal.
Did you consult with a psychiatrist?
Or did you drop the dose on your own?
The psychiatrist dose is 3mg. I asked him and lied to him so he increase it to 4mg then 6mg. I told him I have positive symptoms instead of saying I have anger issues. He won’t raise my dose from 3mg if I tell him I don’t have positive symptoms.
My pdoc says its ok to increase my dose on my own when I get symptoms. Last time I went up from 4 to 6mg on my own then told him after a month. He’s ok with it.
On a positive note I feel more energy. Maybe I should stay at 3mg like my psychiatrist want me to and deal with the anger issues myself.