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How are you today ?
everyday is better
but i want to ask
risperdal vs remeron which make more weight gain?
both almost equal.
however at low dose risperdal
is relatively safer
so up to 3 mg / day if you take the risperdal
then it is less likely that you will gain weight however one cannot say the same for remeron even at low dose of 7.5 mg
how risperrdal cause weight gain?
so if you can increase your metabolism by doing regular exercises like cardio exercises
when i go up to 2 mg?
along with taking small frquent meals at 2-3 hr intervals then it is unlikely that you will gain weight on this drug.
and how i take 2 mg?
2 mg at night after dinner.
only once at night as a single dose \
i make it 2 mg?
have you been on 1mg dose for 1 week by now
i do not think so ?
no 4 days
ok, then do not hurry
wait another 3 days and then up the dose to 2 mg at night as a single dose .
after one week i make 2 mg?
you should have been on 1 mg for a total of 1 week
can i change remeron and risperdal for something do not cause weight gain?
so as of now since you have been on it for 4 days so another 3 days to go for you to tritrate up the dose.
Actually i told you about abilify which was too expensive but that drug does not cause weight gain and provides the same function as risperdal
but iunfortunately the rest of the drugs too cause weight gain.
plus now your main motive should be to come out of fugue completely and then once you will start withdrawing from these drugs , your weight will come back to normal with the help of regular exercise and proper diet maintenance.
I hope this is understood.
So as of now please do not change anything as you are responding well to the current regime of drugs, any sort of change in the regime may compromise our strategy and push again to the starting line
but effexor cant be insted remeron?
No not now .
as it may react badly with zoloft
you will have to replace zoloft with it
instead of remeron
but zoloft is good
remeron and effexor make a very good combination called as Califormia rocket fuel against treatment resistant anxiety and depressive disorders.
so that is why stick to zoloft and the current regime
Again i am saying that you need to stick to one regime for some time because otherwise it will become difficult for you to overcome your conditions if you keep on changing the drugs so rampantly
I must say that you have improved your english over the course of time.
That is very good.
This again reinforces the fact that your fugue is becoming less\
otherwise you would not have made such improvement.
I wish you all the best.