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Re: How long is a fair trial? floatingbridge

Posted by Dinah on September 13, 2011, at 8:39:54

In reply to Re: How long is a fair trial? Dinah, posted by floatingbridge on September 13, 2011, at 8:18:45

Yes. I think so. I'm not sure I passed through it by means of medication.

I think I have gotten that sense from you. That you desire the stimulation of mild hypomania. I could be wrong. I often am. I hate the jangly nerve feeling so much, the feeling that a gentle breeze burns my skin, the constant creepy crawly agitation, that I would put up with a great deal to be rid of it. Do you prefer the feelings that made you want to die, over an inability to feel pleasure? If I'm understanding correctly that Risperdal has helped with the former?

But as my best pdoc said. All medication has side effects. Not taking medication has side effects. It's up to you to choose the side effects you want.

But I do question whether anhedonia is a direct side effect, or an indirect one from the decrease in adrenaline and anxiety. It sounds, from what you say, that Risperdal has been relatively effective in what you started taking it for. Your posts here at Babble sound calmer and more centered. Not in your thinking, which was always logical and centered, but in your tone. They sound less desperate. But it's entirely up to you to decide which side effects you prefer.

What does your husband think? I often find those around me have a better sense of my ability to function than I do.




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