Old 04-01-2018
Moses199's Avatar
Intermediate User
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: CA
Posts: 177
Thanked 8 Times
Moses199 Moses199 is offline
Intermediate User
Moses199's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: CA
Posts: 177
Thanked 8 Times
Before starting I must say I have very tiny experience with meds.

I have SA and a sever anger problem. I've been taking risperdal for a week to combat the anger problem and i think it's working slightly.

However I'm thinking of adding Prozac to for my SA but not sure if this will lead to bad results. Anyone know what can result from this combo?
Moses199 is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Moses199 For This Useful Post:
Bronson99 (04-02-2018)
Old 04-02-2018
Banned
Elite User
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 3,661
Thanked 395 Times
theslowesthand theslowesthand is offline
Banned
Elite User
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 3,661
Thanked 395 Times
I've been taking risperidone (1mg) and paroxetine (SSRI; 60mg) for a few years. I do have rage attacks every now & then, where i lose control of my impulsive urges for revenge & it spirals out of control, but there's always an external trigger (something a person says or does). But that could be just me, & not the medication, as i've always been like that. I need to nip these attacks in the bud, to acknowledge that i'm wanting to seek revenge, and apply CBT to these thoughts/urges, and don't go & say/do stuff thinking 'oh, it'll be fine' as usually it ISN'T fine at all. Other than that i can't see any adverse effects, but i can't for sure that there isn't any, as i've been on meds for many years.
theslowesthand is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 04-07-2018
Moses199's Avatar
Intermediate User
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: CA
Posts: 177
Thanked 8 Times
Moses199 Moses199 is offline
Intermediate User
Moses199's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: CA
Posts: 177
Thanked 8 Times
Quote:
Originally Posted by theslowesthand View Post
I've been taking risperidone (1mg) and paroxetine (SSRI; 60mg) for a few years. I do have rage attacks every now & then, where i lose control of my impulsive urges for revenge & it spirals out of control, but there's always an external trigger (something a person says or does). But that could be just me, & not the medication, as i've always been like that. I need to nip these attacks in the bud, to acknowledge that i'm wanting to seek revenge, and apply CBT to these thoughts/urges, and don't go & say/do stuff thinking 'oh, it'll be fine' as usually it ISN'T fine at all. Other than that i can't see any adverse effects, but i can't for sure that there isn't any, as i've been on meds for many years.
Did the meds help with your anger problem?
Moses199 is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 04-08-2018
Banned
Elite User
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 3,661
Thanked 395 Times
theslowesthand theslowesthand is offline
Banned
Elite User
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 3,661
Thanked 395 Times
It's hard to say, as i AVOID most angering situations in life. But judging by my recent anger outbursts, i would say the meds haven't helped.
theslowesthand is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 04-08-2018
Moses199's Avatar
Intermediate User
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: CA
Posts: 177
Thanked 8 Times
Moses199 Moses199 is offline
Intermediate User
Moses199's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: CA
Posts: 177
Thanked 8 Times
Sorry to hear that. What meds helped you with anything else?
For your anger maybe try other meds sometimes it's about trying different things until you find the right one.
Moses199 is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 04-08-2018
Banned
Elite User
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 3,661
Thanked 395 Times
theslowesthand theslowesthand is offline
Banned
Elite User
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 3,661
Thanked 395 Times
Well, i think my 3 meds help in these ways:
  • Anti-anxiety: reduces nerves (i think), reduces anxiety about the future (possibly)
  • Anti-psychotic: reduces the severity of my up/down mood swings & controls my ocd/obsessiveness (fairly certain of, as i had severe mood swings before this med, but not now)
  • Anti-depressant: prevents major/acute depression, reduces the number of occasions where i get moderately depressed (fairly certain of)

Also, i self-medicate with alcohol, to treat my moods (which are still very changeable, despite the meds). Eg if really bored, i drink alcohol & listen to music, and my mind becomes stimulated (perhaps due to my conscious thinking has reduced, so i can be more in the moment?)

And i use chocolate to boost my mood.
theslowesthand is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 04-09-2018
grapevine's Avatar
Elite User
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 1,111
Thanked 148 Times
grapevine grapevine is offline
Elite User
grapevine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 1,111
Thanked 148 Times
Anti-psychotics are a use for people who have psychosis. Risperdal calms them down but has side effects.

Antidepressants 'try' to boost the serotonin in the brain.

Both are toxic drugs. Whether they work for you is for you to decide.

Dont know about them together.
__________________
KAZAM

~Truely be your best friend- try to see yourself with unconditional compassion '
grapevine is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 04-10-2018
Banned
Elite User
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 3,661
Thanked 395 Times
theslowesthand theslowesthand is offline
Banned
Elite User
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 3,661
Thanked 395 Times
Well i've been prescribed to have them together, by the doctor/psychiatrist, and so i trust that it's safe to take both.
theslowesthand is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 04-27-2018
Moses199's Avatar
Intermediate User
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: CA
Posts: 177
Thanked 8 Times
Moses199 Moses199 is offline
Intermediate User
Moses199's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: CA
Posts: 177
Thanked 8 Times
Quote:
Originally Posted by theslowesthand View Post
Well, i think my 3 meds help in these ways:
  • Anti-anxiety: reduces nerves (i think), reduces anxiety about the future (possibly)
  • Anti-psychotic: reduces the severity of my up/down mood swings & controls my ocd/obsessiveness (fairly certain of, as i had severe mood swings before this med, but not now)
  • Anti-depressant: prevents major/acute depression, reduces the number of occasions where i get moderately depressed (fairly certain of)

Also, i self-medicate with alcohol, to treat my moods (which are still very changeable, despite the meds). Eg if really bored, i drink alcohol & listen to music, and my mind becomes stimulated (perhaps due to my conscious thinking has reduced, so i can be more in the moment?)

And i use chocolate to boost my mood.
Do you have a boredom problem? I just made a thread about this new boredom problem I got as a side effect from a current med im taking. Please read it and tell me if same problem as yours, here:
https://socialphobiaworld.com/extrem...sperdal-65565/
Moses199 is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 05-05-2018
lily's Avatar
Elite User
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,419
Thanked 189 Times
lily lily is offline
Elite User
lily's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,419
Thanked 189 Times
interesting! i have thought of trying prozac too b/c i heard that it is a very powerful drug but then i also heard in reverse that it is the dirty drug now and it will likely cause more weight gain than the new drugs, don't know if that's true. no i don't think a combo of anti-depressant and anti-psychotic is a bad combo in reply to your question but you have to be careful w/ antipsychotics b/c they're likely to cause a lot of weight gain. good luck

Last edited by lily; 05-06-2018 at 12:46 AM.
lily is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 05-06-2018
Banned
Elite User
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 3,661
Thanked 395 Times
theslowesthand theslowesthand is offline
Banned
Elite User
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 3,661
Thanked 395 Times
Quote:
Originally Posted by lily View Post
interesting! i have thought of trying prozac too b/c i heard that it is a very powerful drug but then i also heard in reverse that it is the dirty drug now and it will likely cause more weight gain than the new drugs, don't know if that's true. no i don't think a combo of anti-depressant and anti-psychotic is a bad combo in reply to your question but you have to be careful w/ antipsychotics b/c they're likely to cause a lot of weight gain. good luck
I haven't gained any weight at all, & i'm taking antidepressant, anti-anxiety, & anti-psychaotic.
theslowesthand is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ssri balouch Social Anxiety Forum 7 02-28-2013 01:00 PM
SSRI's veggielover Social Anxiety Medication 1 09-19-2009 04:36 AM
5 HTP vs SSRI's focd OCD Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Forum 2 01-14-2009 01:22 AM
Combinations? Reaching-Zen Facial Blushing Forum 5 11-19-2008 07:48 PM
Nardil, Benzos, Stims, and Combinations.... streetsk8er794 Social Anxiety Treatment & Therapies 5 09-22-2008 03:05 AM

All times are GMT. The time now is 05:56 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
 
Contact Us Privacy