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Re: Risper or Invega alfbarks007

Posted by phidippus on January 28, 2014, at 20:08:20

In reply to Re: Risper or Invega phidippus, posted by alfbarks007 on January 28, 2014, at 16:50:18

> I do not want anti seizure meds because I know the risk is high for withdrawl seizure if it does not work out.

You can always try Lithium, but at the risk of making your seizures worse. Lithium will help with the irritability and the other manic symptoms you suffer-those that the risperdal helped with.

The risk for a withdrawal seizure is not worse than the symptoms you seek to treat. If you have to stop the anti-convulsant, just taper off over a long period of time and you'll reduce the risk of a seizure.

You have plenty to try: Depakote, Trileptal, Carbamazapine, Lamictal, Neurontin, Lyrica...

> I have not been officially diagnosed bipolar
because current Dr. does not "want to label me"

He's doing you a diservice. Its good to get a diagnosis so proper treatment can be outlined.

>but 3 other dr.s over the years have said I am bipolar 2 so its really a guessing game.

Its no guessing game if 3 doctors have already diagnosed you as Bipolar II-just because your current doctor isn't giving you a diagnosis doesn't mean it rules out Bipolar II.

>I was taking Risperdal .25 mgs for about 3 weeks and had WONDERFUL results and I didn't want to stop it AT ALL!

The Risperdal was working to treat the manic symptoms of your disorder.

>was looking at other options which there doesn't seem to be.

There are plenty of options: mood stabilizers and other atypicals.





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