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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-28-2010, 10:13 AM Thread Starter
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Risperidone. how long does it take to work?

when can I expect any effect from a low dose antypsycotica for SA? I'll take Risperidone 1mg, 1 time daily. Use it for a week now. Didn't notice anything.

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Antipsychotics are capable to induce a permanent movement disorder with chronic use wich makes them a bad long term treatment for SA. That said you should have noticed benefits by now if it would work (wich i doubt since blocking D2 is the opposite of what would be good for SA imo).

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I've read the movement disorder is NOT permanent. If you stop the Antipsychotic I've read that some peoples twitches stop after a year or two.
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I've read the movement disorder is NOT permanent. If you stop the Antipsychotic I've read that some peoples twitches stop after a year or two.
Yeah in some ppl, however in others it can be permanent, and after seeing what happened to my mum i know how terrible the movement disorder is, even only having that for a year seems like pure horror to me.

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I know the risks of movement disorder. I read that this can happen if you use a higher dose (>4mg).
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Risperidone (Risperdal) is known to also cause diabetes. I dont take it anymore because of too much weight gain.

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I took it for maybe 3 weeks. It worked for me with the first dose (1 mg I think, it was awhile ago). It did nothing for SA. Mostly just made me tired and slowed my mind down. It was a really odd feeling for me, I am used to constant internal chatter, so I stopped taking it. I wouldn't recommend it for SA myself.
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