reneeh63 Posted July 4, 2009 Share Posted July 4, 2009 I'm new to the forum after lurking for a little while and think this is a great place to get information... I'm actually inquiring for my boyfriend who has been recently diagnosed sz. He was started out on what I believe is a low dose of Risperdol (1 mg./day) which he took for a month with what he says was little effect (I didn't see any effect either). He canceled his p-doc appt. but went back a couple months later and they gave him 2 mg. a day. Now he says if he takes it at night he stays up until 4 in the morning but when he takes it in the day he gets drowsy and has to sleep. He's only been on this dose for 2 weeks but doesn't like it and will see his p-doc in two more weeks to evaluate. He also says that his weird pains are now also occuring in his sleep which wasn't the case before. I can't say I see any positive impact on his ability to concentrate, speech, mood, etc. How quickly can one expect to see what the "typical" effects (good and bad) will be to Risperdol? Is he just seeing the bad now with perhaps better to come in the next few weeks? It seems most everyone here is on a med "cocktail" of sorts....is it unfair to expect Risperdol alone to really help? Thanks, everyone. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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