Review: 'Through the Shadowlands’ describes Julie Rehmeyer's ME/CFS Odyssey
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Risperidone vs amisulpride

Discussion in 'Cognition' started by Bdeep86, Jun 12, 2015.

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    Bdeep86 Senior Member

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    Has anyone tried either of these in low doses? I noticed that the Risperidone antagonizes the 5ht2a as well as agonizes dopamine at low doses. However it seems that weight gain can be an issue, possibly not at low doses. Just wondering if anyone has any experience with these.
     
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    Yes, if you search the forum, you will find my thread on amisulpride. Amisulpride works well for me, improving fatigue, sound sensitivity, irritability and also helps my anhedonia. Risperidone I did not derive any benefit from, and in fact it worsened my anhedonia symptoms.
     
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    Bdeep86 Senior Member

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    What does of risperidone did you try?
     
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    Hip Senior Member

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    By the way, risperidone is one of the medications on Dr Jay Goldstein's list of top 23 drugs for ME/CFS. See his list at the bottom of this post.
     
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    I used risperidone a few years before CFS arrived, for depression, and had a wonderful serotogenic side effect from it. It only lasted 17 beautiful days then the darkness returned. But those 17 days gave me the best me, friendly, warm, relaxed, involved with the world.

    The other side effect I had was lactation, not a good thing. I used a very small dose but don't remember how much exactly.
     
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    @Hip Do you take you amisulpride during the day or at night?

    @helen1 Did take the drug before bed?
     
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    I take it first thing in the morning.
     
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    Sorry, can't remember what time of day I took it.
     

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