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What can they add to Risperdal for sleep?

I Am on 4 mg Risperdal. What could be added for sleep?

I’d had a a lot of success with valerian

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Take away all caffeine from your diet.

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I’m on 200mg of Seroquel for sleep

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You use Seroquel with other a/p?

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Yup! My primary AP is Abilify 30mg

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Low dose Seroquel. Low dose Thorazine. Long-acting benzo like Dalmane (flurazepam) or Restoril (temazepam). Remeron (mirtazapine). Melatonin. Probably a million others I haven’t thought of.

I used Seroquel for sleep. Main AP was Zyprexa. Now I don’t need the Seroquel anymore as I have no sleep issues on 4mg Risperdal.

I take trazodone and it works it is an old antidepressant and it is often prescribed for sleep

I take Ambien 10mg with my Geodon for sleep

Can add long acting benzo for sleep like clonazepam

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I’m on Risperdal Consta, Geodon and Seroquel and I need the following added meds for sleep:

Melatonin 6mg every night
Trazodone 100 mg as needed
Klonipin 0.5 mg as needed

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i have treatment resistant anxiety, and the only cure for it is to go to sleep. i also take risperidone. i am prescribed mirtazipine for for anxiety and to make me drowsy. sometimes it works, sometimes it don’t. i used to also take trazadone to make me sleepy.

I think trazedone is your best bet

I was on 100mg of trazadone and it did nothing. Neither did melatonin

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Same as @Smokes. Went up to 300 mg of Trazodone and it just gave me a weird taste in my mouth. Melatonin - may as well have not spent the money on that useless (to me) shite. But I’ve heard of a lot of people finding success with both. Again, as stated a million times on here, what’s good for the goose may not necessarily be good for the gander.

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I’ve tried up to 200mg of trazadone with no luck, I’ve tried 10mg of Doxapin with no luck, 200 mg of Seroquel worked well for a while then that stopped working and my pdoc didn’t want me on two atypical antipsychotics at the same time. 50mg of Loxapine seemed to work when I paired it with over the counter Unisom (not the benedryl ingredient one) 1mg of Klonopin will put me to sleep, 2mg of Ativan works as well. But overall I’m happy with the Ambien.

You can try certain supplement like melatonin, ltheanine for short term period

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Valerian is just a natural herb that raises melatonin naturally I got some today and trust me it works