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Re: risperdal vs seroquel

Posted by Christ_empowered on August 14, 2014, at 20:23:48

In reply to Re: risperdal vs seroquel, posted by iowamoo on August 14, 2014, at 8:54:45

OK. From what I've read, low dose Seroquel (up to like 100 or 150mgs...I forget) is a sedating antihistamine. If it works at a low dose, you might wanna try Vistaril. It'd be cheaper.

You hit 100-200mgs Seroquel, its a sedative with additional mood leveling and mood improving qualities. Go higher, like 300 or so, it can tame agitation and psychosis.

So...I'd say, if you have good insurance, try to get the XR and work up to maybe 200 or so. It'd help you sleep :-)

The only problem with any antipsychotic is "tardive dyskinesia," plus any metabolic issues.

Have you tried Trileptal, Lamictal? I take both (bad Bipolar, apparently), and they help me a lot. If your mood is low and you get angry, I'd say Lamictal first, then see what happens.

You can PRN Risperdal. Like I said, I have pretty intense Bipolar I. So, on top of everything else, when I really need it, I'll take a 2mgs tab of Risperdal at night. Works! The extra tranquilizer keeps me calm and all that for a couple days, easy.

Anyway, I'm not a doc. Please talk to your doctor about all this, but...

...these are my suggestions.




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