Your experience with risperidone on a low dose or as a secondary antipsychotic added

how bad was the weight gain if low dose? and prolactin levels?
also, effective?
it’s one of my more successful ap’s but both times caused significant weight gain and increased prolactin
how about as a secondary ap?
considering coming off abilify altogether and maintaining clopixol
i think abilify actually doesn’t work on me, even my negatives are terrible at the moment
thinking about adding low dose risperidone
at the moment im experiencing some relapse signiature effects pre house move and long holiday overseas

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I am on 5mg risperidone. No positive symptoms at all but bad negative symptoms. Abilify was better for negative symptoms.


I was on Risperdal Consta 37.5 mg IM injection every 2 weeks,
Seroquel 100 mg every night, and
Geodon 240 mg every day
for many years, and mostly positive symptom free. I had pretty bad negative symptoms though.

Seven months ago, my pdoc lowered my Risperdal Consta depot dosage down to 25 mg every 2 weeks. I developed worsening positive symptoms but my negative symptoms improved. So, my pdoc added risperidone oral 0.5 mg every night to my other meds. After 8 weeks, my positive symptoms greatly improved.

After the med changes, I’ve netted a weight gain of only 2 lbs. @Three


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