Does 3 mg of Risperdal sound like a really high dosage?

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Precious Gem
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   Posted 1/22/2009 7:54 AM (GMT -7)   
I just had to increase my Risperdal to 3 mg and doing OK but I get so scared of anything at a high dose that it is going to cause worse problems than it is helping. My PDoc just retired, he still takes my phone calls about medicine until I can find a new PDoc and I have not even been looking. What the heck am I waiting on, especially since yesterday was probably the worse day I have had in two weeks.

Tell me what dosage of Risperdal you are on and how well it works for you. This drug is pretty much my last resort as I have been on almost all BP meds and could or would not tolerate them.

Hope everyone has a great day, remember, it is Friday Eve!!!!!!!!!!!!

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serafena
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   Posted 1/22/2009 9:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Rxlist says that the highest dose for bipolar is 6 mgs per day and that starting dosage is 2-3mgs, so you needn't worry. You're still on the low end. Don't worry so much, just wait and see how it works.

Definitely get on finding a new pdoc. You need to see your doc every so often for maintenance, don't you? Get the list from your insurance. You can do this!!!

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Precious Gem
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   Posted 1/22/2009 9:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Yeah Mom, I know.  I did see my PDoc at least once a month and we talked alot because of my med issues.  But thankfully , right before he retired shakehead , we hit on risperdal and I have no side effects with this med, tho' I know that the higher the dosage the more likely they are to occurr.  And you are right I am (was) a worrier.  The Risperdal makes me calm and I feel like I respond appropriately to situations instead of blowing up or letting them steam roll over me.  That is the stable part I need and have been looking for, therefore I do not worry needlessly.  The Xanax is for high anxiety and no sleep (I am a maniac).
 
Ok I will give it some time and try to cultivate some patience (I want my meds to work now turn ) and keep calling around to get a PDoc appointment sometime this year! ha ha ha aha ha
 
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Rocketman
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   Posted 1/22/2009 2:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Don't know if it helps answer your question or not, but my wife is on 1mg morning, 1mg daytime, & 2mg at bedtime.
Rocket
"The struggles make you stronger, and the changes make you wise, and happiness has it's own way of taking it's sweet time.
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Precious Gem
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   Posted 1/23/2009 7:00 AM (GMT -7)   

Thanks Rocketman,

Any input helps!

Good Friday to All

 

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