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7/21/16 8:55 A

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Regular email sounds great! Glad to have a buddy!

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7/20/16 9:43 P

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I prefer regular email if that works for you... My email is my username here (larissa238) at gmail.com I check my email throughout the day so send me one if it works for you. If not we can do sparkmail since it sends me an email.

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7/20/16 9:15 P

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Thank you so much Larissa for the tips and buddy system idea. I'd love that. Do you think we'd be more accountable if we did via text, Sparkmail, or SP thread?

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I had a lot of the same feelings on Risperdal. I'm still lacking motivation, but I am eating less now and even though I'm hungry I am fighting the urge to eat. As for sweets, if you have good self control, go to a dollar store and buy a bag of candy that's individually wrapped and small (like mini Reese's cups) and have ONE. If you can't do that (and I can't do that all the time) then try hard candies. Plain popcorn is good for hunger cravings.. very low calorie.

For motivation, maybe we can do a buddy system where we keep each other accountable... Plan the next day's workout, and both people have to stick to it. We could do it as a thread, but I've always had better luck with a buddy. *hugs* It's always hardest the first couple weeks, but it will get better. Let me know if you want to be buddies!

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7/20/16 9:34 A

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Sounds like a normal reaction to a new medication. Your plan to work through this is sound. Glad you are seeing your primary for feedback. We tend to over think some things when we are going thru an adjustment. Relax and take it one day at a time.

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Hey there!

I've noticed that with my medication increase of Risperidone that my mood is slightly improving but I am very tired, unmotivated, unhealthy food cravings, and noticing an appetite increase (I've been fighting eating the extra meals though). I've been able to not give into the appetite increase even though it is torture because I feel so hungry but the cravings have been increasing in regards to sweets and I've been listening to them a little bit more. I've researched this and it appears weight gain is a very common side-effect of Risperidone (as most of our medications are!). I've noticed that my increase in numbness in my fingertips when holding things or scrolling on the computer have been increasing in frequency. I'm setting up an appointment with my primary care today to see if they can do some blood work on me. I want to put together a plan for these other side effects and wanted your feedback/tips.

- For increased appetite: Maybe chew gum (not really on my list of ideal things because I hate chewing gum) or eat hard candies that you suck on? Has that worked for anyone to help put the hunger feeling under control?

- For the cravings for sweets and carbs: Just don't have them in the house but I need something to replace those cravings. Hard candy?

- Tiredness: Just give into it because my body needs it? I noticed if I don't have intense headaches and dizziness.

- Lack of motivation: Try to push through it. How do you do this though? I literally have NO desire to get out there and get my body moving even if it's not vigorous. How do you push through that?

Your suggestions or feedback very much appreciated. I'm thinking I can't eat chocolate in the afternoon or evening because I think it's interfering with nighttime sleep. Any of you experience that as well?

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