Last night I slept 5 hours. I also had a very vivid nightmare so I woke up very anxious. I’m having problems with depersonalization which I’ve never had during mania, yes a little problem with realism (due to the inflated self esteem) but not depersonalization. I know there is a trade off with medications like this but let’s make up a little list to see whether it’s worth it.
For the pills
- More sleep
- Is showing to slightly control mood
- Controlling rapid speech
- Stiff muscles
- More vivid nightmares so sleep doesn’t really count
- All it is doing is lessening mania (rather than correcting it)
What I can remember of the side effects, sure there is more. But I was researching and found that making nightmares worse can happen when you mix risperidone and PTSD. I mean in anything it’s the worth of the side effects so a headache is nothing compared to sleeping more but when they are infringed by nightmares that are very vivid, it hardly seems worth it. But I’ve woken up with a lot of energy today (and chest pains) so I’ll just have to be careful.