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So I saw my psychiatrist today and I got the courage to tell her I'm hearing voices and I'm suicidal. She hurried up and changed my medication. I am now on Risperidone. I read that this u sed to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia. She never diagnosed me with this. It also says it's an anti psychotics. So I'm psychotic and have schizophrenia now? Now I know I'm really messed up in the head. Anyone else on this because I'm kinda afraid to take it. Maybe this will finally help me get on disability.
I am currently taking a depot injection of 25 mg bi-weekly risperidone and I want to switch to a pill form of the drug. My question is: When do I start taking the pill form of the drug after my last injection? Although I am working with my doctor on this I would like to know a second opinion from somebody with some knowledge. My doc said it should be 14 days after the shot, but the drug information says that the shot starts acting only after 3 weeks, so according to it I should start taking the pill form after 5 weeks. My doctor did not explain this very well so I wonder if anyone can advice. Thank you!