26 patient evaluations for Risperidone with a burden rating of Not at all hard to take

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mistysong64
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mistysong64
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 51
Condition: Diabetes Type 2 8 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: vb
I have:
Diabetes Type 2

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Oct 12, 2015 (Started Jun 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Tourette Syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Bipolar II Disorder)
  • side effects
    Mild (Drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Drowsiness

Jul 16, 2015 (Started Jun 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Tourette Syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Bipolar II Disorder)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Drowsiness

Jul 1, 2013 (Started Jun 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Tourette Syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Bipolar II Disorder)
  • side effects
    Mild (Drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Back on this treatment as my stress levels soared and my Tourettes became a major problem in my day to day living. After a week I am in better control than I was last month.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Drowsiness

Jun 10, 2011 (Started Jun 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Bipolar II Disorder)
  • side effects
    Mild (Drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This is also used for treating Tourettes Syndrome. My tics and spasms are greatly reduced.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Drowsiness

  • 1 helpful mark
CupcakeKitten
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CupcakeKitten
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 2
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
24 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: vb
I have:
Avoidant Personality

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Jul 27, 2015 (Started Jul 24, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Intrusive thoughts images or impulses)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Anger and irritability between doses, Overwhelming fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It is extremely potent. I was only taking the smallest dosage (.25 mg) at noon, and the sedating effects would kick in about an hour later and I couldn't stay awake. I would have to sleep for at least a few hours. Thinking of trying this again, either nightly or as needed.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
AcornTree
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AcornTree
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
32 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: vb
I have:
Schizotypal personality disorder

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May 18, 2015 (Started Jul 06, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Schizotypal Personality Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Difficulty sleeping through night)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Anxious mood)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Sleepiness, Drowsiness, Lactation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
LittleBean
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LittleBean
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 0
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Low
31 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder)

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Feb 7, 2014 (Started Oct 11, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Ritual or repeated behaviors)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Irritability from auditory stimulation)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Intrusive thoughts images or impulses)
  • side effects
    Mild (Drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Helps with overactive brain at night time. Also good for irritability and agitation, but made me a bit sleepy if taken during the day.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Drowsiness

Dec 28, 2010 (Started Oct 11, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Intrusive thoughts images or impulses)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Irritability from auditory stimulation)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Ritual or repeated behaviors)
  • side effects
    Mild (Drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medication makes a big difference in my ability to concentrate in class. Usually I found noises (pencils tapping, other students talking, air vent hissing) too distracting and irritating.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Drowsiness

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moorestorms
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moorestorms
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 3
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 3
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Moderate
38 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Moderate
I am: g
I have:
Bipolar I

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May 28, 2013 (Started May 23, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Bipolar mixed episodes)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
crystalard
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crystalard
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 3
Mania: 1
Emotional: 3
Anxiety: 3
Compulsion: 3
External Stress: Moderate
31 F
Function: Low
Distress: High
I am: n
I have:
Bipolar I

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Dec 1, 2012 (Started Sep 14, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Bipolar I Disorder)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark
naomiah
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naomiah
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Moderate
52 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Bipolar I

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Aug 5, 2012 (Started Jul 29, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Bipolar II Disorder)
  • side effects
    Severe (Sedation, Lithium toxicity)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Sedation

Oct 1, 2011 (Started Jul 29, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Bipolar II Disorder)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Sedation, Lithium toxicity)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Sedation

  • 1 helpful mark
Vincent
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Vincent
Gender: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 2
Mania: 4
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 4
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Overwhelming
36 M
Function: Moderate
Distress: Moderate
I am: g
I have:
PTSD

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Jun 30, 2012 (Started Nov 03, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Psychosis Disorder)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
God's Worshipper
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God's Worshipper
Gender: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 2
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Low
58 M
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: vb
I have:
Schizoaffective Disorder

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Jun 30, 2012 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Schizoaffective Disorder)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
KOS-MOS UltraBlue
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new ASD member
Data Quality: 1 star
37 years
Male
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ATEC
I have:
Asperger's

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Dec 11, 2011 (Started Nov 11, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • side effects
    Moderate (Increased appetite, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Risperdal was an attempt to regulate my depression. It was a disaster. The first night you take it, expect extreme fatigue and maybe even melancholic feelings the next day. This will pass. However, it will always be at lease minorly fatiguing. Also expect a huge increase in appetite. This may or may not pass within a couple of weeks. Antipsychotics are tricky--sometimes they (as I also tried Abilify) gave me energy that alternated with the fatigue. Just briefly, I was able to run very fast and have a pleasant afterglow afterwards when I was on the 1mg dose. Maybe I needed to be on 2mg.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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