Sorry, I was not clear enough :
I take Risperdal at 0.5 mg/day.
This is a very low dose.
The trick is that with post antipsychotics you are 2 effects depending on the dose you take :
- at very low dose like me, it brings you to normal fit (physical & cognitive)
- at usual dose (the one used to treat schizophrenia) you face sleepiness.
Dear Banned and Momto3,
if you faced a weight gain/sleepiness, it is because you took a too high dose. At 0.5mg/day you face no side effect, due to the too low dosage.
To get this positive effect, you need to realise how the dose is very important.
When I take 0.25mg/day, the positive effect is too low, and I remain very weak (physical & cognitive)
When I take 0.5mf/day, I am in good shape (to be fait with you, I can't run a marathon everyday, I am just back to my previous fit
When I take 1mg/day, I face sleepiness & brain fog. In fact, at that level I re-create artificially the symptoms of if the CFS.
When you know that Risperdal is usually prescribed between 1mg/day & 12mg/day, you realise how it is very important to tune perfectly the dosage to get the positive effect of Risperdal.
it with you doctor.
For more info feel free to discuss or email me.