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Old 04-18-2006, 04:58 PM   #1
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novmom HB User

Anyone have any experience with this drug??

My son's psychiatrist would like to add this drug in with the depakote that he is currently on. Once we start it, we're just to give him a dose at bedtime.

Is this drug going to require blood tests like the depakote does?

Just kind of curious if anyone has an experience with med.

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6 yr old son, diagnosed w/ Mood Disorder NOS
3 yr old daughter

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Old 04-18-2006, 09:39 PM   #2
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Re: Risperdal?

I'm currently taking Risperdal at 0.5mg along with Lamictal. I have to take it for paranoid delusions. I've been on it for at least a month, and I'm happy to say that so far, my preoccupations with my paranoia are less frequent. I'm estatic becuase this is the only medication that has helped me with anything! I believe there is no required bloodwork, at least I haven't had any since I've been on it.

Hope everything works out!

Old 04-20-2006, 03:43 PM   #3
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Re: Risperdal?

Thanks for responding cinemachick...

I'm glad to hear that you have a positive experience with it. I was talking to the pediatrician about it yesterday and he kept saying how "good" it was and said it may take a couple weeks, but we should definately see a difference. He's only at .25 mgs of it...but then again, he's only smaller body. LOL

The script says to give it to him at 8 oclock. He's usually in bed by hour/one and half hours earlier than 8, wouldn't be too much of a problem would it???

I about keeled over at how much the script would have cost full price. That is just INSANE. And the pills are SOOOO tiny (which is nice because he can swallow them....good thing to start out on getting him to learn to swallow pills).

My doctor friend was explaining to me that this med focuses on the ups. That was my understanding from the way she was explaining it at least. And that is mostly the way my son is. So fingers crossed this one works.

The depakote was working so well...then BOOM...not working at ALL. They increased the dose and still not working. Since the bloodwork came back w/ it too high, we'd decreased it back we're hoping this risperdal helps.
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6 yr old son, diagnosed w/ Mood Disorder NOS
3 yr old daughter

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