chimpmaster Posted May 29, 2006 Share Posted May 29, 2006 Hi guys, I have recently bee through some med changes to treat my schizophrenia. Some have been good, some are giving me trouble. I was on 1500mg Seroquel/day. It worked well but I was over sedated and gained weight on it. So my p-doc and I assessed some other options. We added 30mg of abilify which has worked really well, and cut seroquel down to 900mg/day. I lost 25kg which was great (over around 8 weeks). Now we are trying to change over from seroquel to risperdal. I am finding the change very agitating and anxiety provoking - panic attacks and benzos arent working well at all for me. Reason for change is the apparently better side effect profile of risperdal. I suspect risperdal just aint for me. Plan B is to go back to 900mg Seroquel + 30mg abilify, which seemed to be a good mix. Have any other people had similiar experiences with risperdal? The PI sheet states that 22% of people experience agitation on first trying it. I can normally handle agitation but this is crazy. I feel totally uncomfortable. I rang my p-doc but he hasnt returned my call. At this stage I am reverting to plan B tomorrow. Any tips would be welcome. I am tired and over stimulated and not feeling well. Not to mention the 5 days of unbearable sinusitis and chest cold which i have just had (which also appears to be both a side effect of risperdal and coming off seroquel). Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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