Man, I wish I’d never allowed my old shrink to prescribe me risperdal. I’ve been taking it for two months now, of which it’s been effective for only the first two or three weeks, yet my current GP (don’t have a shrink cause everyone thought this’d be over quite soon) doesn’t want me to lower my dosage, because once I noticed negatively that lowering my dosage would worsen my irritability. Well, I only tried the lowered dosage for five days, so how can I be sure? Now she tells me to continue taking the med till at least early November, because, as she says it, there is too much going on now and the meds will only aid slightly. Well, isn’t that an indication that I shouldn’t be taking this med? I’m so pissed off. I know the potential dangers of neuroleptics. I know this isn’t candy. And when it doesn’t work, why continue? I wish I’d not been so stupid to let a doctor prescribe me an anti-psychotic. Wish I’d listened to my fellow autistics, who tell me to seek another doctor immediately once one prescribes a neuroleptic. Now it’s too late and I’m stuck with risperdal for at least another six weeks – and more, since you can’t stop risperdal at once.
Further saw the doctor for nosebleeds – yes, again, cause I’ve been seeing my old GP twice for them. My doctor prescribed me a nose ointmnet. I’ve had one before, but this one is different. She does seem to think the blood vessels in my nose are very thin – while my old GP thought it was an infection of the nasal mucus. Well, we’ll see if this works.