Risperdal and prolactin levels

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Int he course of 4 months he has put on 30 poiunds and his prolactin levels are very high. He is starting to develop breast buds... If we stop teh medication will his breast go back to normal once the prolactin levels have decreased back to normal?
I am 41 years old, married a year ago, and trying to get pregnant. Both my husband and I are on risperdal. This caused our prolactin levels to be high. I am on bromocriptin to lower the prolactin levels. I took a blood test to check the prolactin level and it is still high. What can I do?
Risperdal and other antipsychotics can cause sometimes problems of this nature but usually not this severe. This happens because antipsychotics can increase prolactin levels which is a specific hormone. Speak to your psychiatrist about changing to available options that might not cause this.
I currently take Depakote, Risperdal and Cogentin (the latter to control the tremor from the Risperdal) and my doctor mentioned I could probably try Abilify instead. This regimen keeps my moods very stable (although a little bit unmotivated and depressed all the time) but I am concerned about what I feel is mental confusion, although it is hard to blame that on a particular drug, other health factors, advancing age, eating habits or something else.
He also mentioned testing for increased prolactin levels for kids on risperdal and said that if levels were elevated that the child should be taken off the medication. I went back to his psychiatrist and asked for this test;the result was a level of 27. I cant remember the first norm, but the cut off was 17. He had only been taking it for 9 months. I have now tapered his dosage with reluctant aggreement from this Doctor down to 1 mg dly and hope to soon wean him off completely.
3 My hormone levels are low , which are testosterone level , FSH,LH and Free Testosterone level with Prolactin level. I have been taking Bromocriptine for last 10 days , i takes in the night with meal and it does have some side effects like dizziness /sleep disorder. In MRI report they also found some sinus impression on left side also.
i did see an endocrinologist and it seems that i do suffer from very high levels of prolactin which have caused me to have very low levels of testosterone. i'm not sure if risperdal works, i am sure its the least harmful of what my psychiatric nurse has been giving to me. i dont hear voices all too often on it. its true falling asleep and staying asleep is my biggest problem since i can no longer sleep without the assistance of medication.
She had some blood work done and they said she had high HCG levels and she just noticed today that she has milk coming out of her breasts. She's gained a whole cup size and figured that was weird for her but she can't be pregnant otherwise she'd be way overdue. I was wondering if certain medications can cause that or if that's a symptom of menopause? Or what else could be the cause for that.
Well it depends. Risperdal is an antipsychotic and it is effective in treating psychosis. Asperger's is a developmental disability and thus doesn't specifically respond to antipsychotics. What is the Risperdal specifically being used for? Also there is a community specifically for Asperger's.
I loved what risperadone did to my brain, but it spiked my prolactin levels so I had to go off of it. I was taking lamotrigine too at the time and didn't find it tipped me high, but I am bipolar 2 so I don't get full blown mania.
Antipsychotics can cause reduced testosterone levels and increased prolactin levels. Increased prolactin levels causing hyperprolactinemia can reduce the testicular size . Prolactin levels normally fall within days of stopping oral medication, but may take months to return to normal after stopping long acting depot medication. Risperidone and Amisulpride are main offenders and Clozapine and Quetiapine generally do not raise Prolactin levels.
Most of the time the first thing to check is a prolactin level, and then if elevated, an MRI of the pituitary. Dostinex or Parlodel are often used to treat this condition. Hope this helps!
The only thing they could ever find wrong was a very low level of prolactin and progesterone. I accepted my childless fate, but started mental heath meds (resperdal and lexapro) to combat my depression. One of the side effects of risperdal is increase in prolactin so amazingly my prolactin is back to normal, but I am still the poster child for irregular periods.
I have been on Geodon (gave me a rapid heart rate over 180 beats per minute), Abilify (gave me body movements and heart problems), Haldol ( Made me extremely restless and distraught), Seroquel ( Made my mind fuzzy and confused), and some others i forget that were discontinued for similar reasons. Currently I've been on Risperdal for about 2 years and it has done well with both the audio and visual hallucinations, and the paranoia.
The only thing I can think of is that risperdal can play with your prolactin levels, which might have being doing something to your periods. I think the Mirena IUD might actually be safe for you to use--there's no warning on it about blood clots. Its action is also mainly local, and not systemic, and it can stop your periods outright. If you start having symptoms of anemia or it keeps going on for more than a few more days, you should at least give your ob/gyn a call to ask about it.
this might sound wierd but it gave me more energy so i could get on with housework etc and i could think clearer cause i wasnt in as much pain and my muscles didnt cramp up as much. when i wasnt smoking my prolactin levels were high and they did mri and it showed microendinoma but when they repeated bloods when i was smoking my prolactin levels were in normal range. i dont know if this helps but i know taking alot of tablets doesnt always help.
Chaste berry is useful for reducing high prolactin levels. High levels of the hormone prolactin are commonly associated with leutal phase defect can also be treated with Vitex. It inhibits prolactin release by the pituitary gland, especially when you are under stress. How effective is Vitex or Chaste berry? Vitex works exceptionally well and you will notice tremendous relief around your third or fourth menstrual cycle after you begin taking the Vitex.
Agonists are drugs that act like a naturally occurring substance. These drugs shrink the tumor and return prolactin levels to normal in approximately 80 percent of patients. I may be wrong and I am NOT a Doctor but I would be 'steering' more towards a Prolactinoma which can cause of all the symptoms you have.
I was put in risperdal in August 2010, because of a benzo withdrawal, and then on zyprexa, and since then I never feel tired, even if I exercise; I never have the sleepy sensation before the sleep. When I sleep, is like a switch in my brain: something turns off, and I sleep; and when I awake, something is turned on, and I am widely awake. I have no emotions - nothing can excite or depress me. Now I'm tappering the zyprexa very slowly, witth the aprovation of my doctor.
If I were your doctor I would issue an MRI and a cat scan and some blood tests to see your CBC levels and is your blood pressure okay? You should also get a EKG and see a cardiologist. This could be an early sign of heart disease. I'm not a licensed physician so please don't be alarmed but it is always better to be safe Anxiety can play a MAJOR role in this also, though. The Ambien is acting as benzo and the sleepiness is calming you.
His hormone loss includes TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone), GH (growth hormone), and ACTH (adrenocorticotropic hormone). His prolactin is high for his age. He is on Levothyroxine and hydrocortisone, for thyroid and adrenal insufficiency,respectively. He had all the symptoms, including occasional anxiety and depression. In my opinion, from all I have read, even a tiny adenoma can cause debilitating symptoms in some people.
Can a suggested course of action and meddication be suggested to treat the illness. Seroquel does not function with out major side effects and was tried but withdrew.
Slightly elevated blood sugar, and as the nurse said the highest prolactin level she has ever seen = risperdal. Complete zombie = Invega. Flatline emotions, couldn't get sad, or happy, no opionon or care about anything = Zoloft. Had no effect at lowest dose, so raised dose falling asleep at work = Paxil. Made my thighs tingle, and numb, excessive vagina secretions (like when aroused) = Celexa.
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