Risperdal and thyroid

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Why do I have depression and anxiety attacks since I had my thyroid removed due to cancer of the left lobe. What can I do about it? I have suicidal thoughts, but would never go through with it. At least not yet. I need help and I can't get my doctor to understand how serious this really is to me. I just want to feel good again. I am on levothyroxine 1.25 trying to get my dose adjusted to "normal." I also take generic celexa, trazodone and risperdal.
As a thyroidless bipolar I can tell you that the endocrine afffects everything in your body and head.Especially the thyroid. You can google thyroid and bi polar and see lots of information on how hypothyroid and hyperthyroid will be just like bi polar with manic and depressed episodes. My personal experience wiht hypo is the worst depression I ever been through. It was very hard to come back from it and it took about 2 months of being back on my throid med to feel good again.
I don't know that medication but I was on risperdal for 2 years and it caused weight gain. I had been having problems with my hair falling out and wasn't sure why. Until I was taken off the medication I don't have wads of hair in my brush anymore. I do know stress can do this to a person too.
Also, upon waking from sleep I have noticed my eyes have been twitching and rolling, back and forth. Ive had a CT Scan,a MRI, and multiple blood tests. Everything came back normal, the only exception was the antibodies with my thyroid. My TSH levels are still fine, but my thyroid is enlarged and slowly being killed by the antibodies. I am seeing a endocrynologis in 3 weeks. I have seen and opthalmologist and a optometrist, both said my eyes are fine.
I was on risperdal as well and still take it for agitation if i find myself getting out of control (with the doctors permission of course) it usually does knock me off my feet. I think of it as re-booting my system. i was on lamectal as well and it didn't seem to make me so tired.. abilify was always my favorite though (as if taking a medicine and calling it a favorite is a good thing haha) but i felt like it gave me an energy boost and made me not so monotone.
Was also being treated for depression (20+) years and take Nardil and Risperdal for that. Now I have symptoms of HT and one of them is severe depression (I cry at the drop of a hat). I don't know what to do. I am not able to find a job and I'm alone at home all day because my fiance works. (Even now, the tears are running down my face..) What should I do? I have a PCP and a psychiatrist, but I don't know which of them, if either, could help with this awful depression.
He is 10 and on Concerta 54 mg (for last almost 3 years) and Zoloft 100 mg and Intuniv 2 mg and recently Risperdal 0.25 mg every am and 0.5 mg q pm. The neurologist wanted to add another med Abilify on board as he was still having some outburst behavior. I find this troubling that he wants my child on 5 psychoactive meds. we sought a second opinion from a psychiatrist that our son's therapist recommended.
I only lose my appetite if I am upset (which has always been my habit) but with these pills I have increased appetite. Risperdal was the worse for me....and now my son is on it for bipolar (so they think now) and he only took it twice but usually on football nights I make him two suppers almost and last night he wasn't even hungry.
Some of my hair is getting thinner but that is also a symptom of the Lupus and the thyroid. All in all dry mouth, tingling once in a while and a little thinner hair so far is worth it and absolutely no more migraines not even so much as a hint of a headache.
I am so worried that it is something so serious. I have seen 4 different doctors and had blood work and urinalysis done and always given anxiety as diagnosis. I am currently taking lexapro for about 3 weeks now.. seems to help a little but annoying head pressure/pain will not seem to go away. Does anyone have any advice?
I changed my estrogen and had to adjust my thyroid and growth hormone. In my case, I am panhypopituitary and must manage all my medications and levels by taking meds so luckily I found a doctor who looks out for the ramifications of the changes of one can have on other hormones. Test levels do not necessarily correlate to a tumor. Some doctors think that way but bodies just vary too much.
What could possibly help me medication wise? I'm not a reeal big exercise person, mainly because of the risperdal and depakote-Iget too tired.
Symptoms were suspiciousness and aggressiveness to husband. 7th August Dr. Kim Domingo. Thyroid blood test taken. (Test normal). Domingo says continue with Risperdal. 4mgs daily. When condition settles, reduce gradually. Reduced dose to 3mgs 30/08/2002. One week later to 2 mg daily till present time (7/2/2003). 2003 to 2004 Stable. No aggression or other symptoms previously seen. Totally stable in spite of stress of selling farm Roslyn had lived on for 36 years.
It may also be a good idea to have your blood checked for any blood disorders, like anaemia, diabetes and thyroid levels and a hormone imbalance. You may also be suffering from hypoglycaemia. This is low sugar levels in your body. If the sugar levels drop too low, you will get the shakes, feel nausea and headachy and extremely hungry. For this, you need to eat little and often.
He is in a school program, he's in a regular ed class with co-taught reading and pulled out for math. He's very bright and very social. We've had him evaluated for Autism and ADHD and neither was diagnosed or suggested. A psychiatrist (who charged us an arm and a leg) met him for two hours and said he by no means has autism, but he has some autistic tendencies, ie the impulsive behavior.
ok, in March, I was hotpitalized for a week due to my schizoaffective dirorder being out of control. They put me on risperdal and the next morning, I fainted, and hit my chin on the floor. They almost gave me stiches. Ever since then, I have not felt right. I feel like my head is going to float away, but yet, I don't feel dizzy. My apetite has gone down. I eat but still feel weak. I got my thyroid, b12, iron, cell count, glocose tested and all those are fine.
I have been on Paxil and Risperdal for years and both have worked well for me. In the past few months I have been experiencing other health issues..I have a hypothyroid and my period came and then never went away. I have been working closely with my OB/GYN to fix this problem. Last monday I had a DNC and they administered a Depo-Provera shot to get the bleeding under control.
Oh, and I meant to suggest you have your thyroid checked and also blood sugar. Hope it gets straightened out by the endocrinologist.
Haldol is a typical (older generation) antipsychotic and the atypical (newer generation) antipsychotics from Risperdal onwards generally are more effective and are of more help on mood stabilization.
I went to a psych around 6 months postpartum and was changed to Lexapro which I did ok on till I tried to go up from 10 to 20 mg. it made me jittery and worse sleep problems etc...Psych then added Risperdal which I don't want to take and made me nervous after reading it is used for bipolar and schizaphrenia. After my last appt I was put back on Zoloft with the Risperdal which I'm not taking like I'm supposed to. AND I just found out I'm hyperthyroid. So....
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 had my thyroid tested dozens of times with normal results but a resent trip to the hospital yeilded a boarderline low reading so I was placed on .05 of synthroid.
I went to a psych around 6 months postpartum and was changed to Lexapro which I did ok on till I tried to go up from 10 to 20 mg. it made me jittery and worse sleep problems etc...Psych then added Risperdal which I don't want to take and made me nervous after reading it is used for bipolar and schizaphrenia. After my last appt I was put back on Zoloft with the Risperdal which I'm not taking like I'm supposed to. AND I just found out I'm hyperthyroid. So....
It blocks all the effects of dopaminergic agents such as Ritalin and Wellbutrin.
Sorry so informal. Limit is 2000 characters. Your thoughts on PHT possibility and Thyroid treatment greatly appreciated. Born 1962 1990-95 Many trips to physical therapists for back and hip pain 1995 Compression Fractures. Anterior (front of spine) 1997 Start Prilosec / Ambien 1998 Calcium 9.6 TSH 1.73 1999 (1994-2004) Hand, Elbow rashes, Finger worts. Dr. tries antibacterials, antifungals, freeze ‘warts’. Nothing worked. I am almost certain this was calcinosis.
Abilify appears medically to have actually broken my thyroid and/or my b.m.r. I now have to take thyroid meds. We did not catch the problem in time and I went from 140 lbs to 185 in the span of two months in March-May of 2012. At the worst of it I gained 6 lbs a day while exercising for three hours on 800 calories. I swear to God I do not know how that is physically possible.
I went through 7 months of unknown hives/welts, swelling, breathing difficulties last year - saw every specialist imaginable and no allergies - thyroid under (which has been for years) - Hashimoto's and angio-edema. Was put on plaquenil which was horrible and then methotrexate (toxic) - I stopped all of it because I knew it was poison. After 2 months - everything disappeared and I have had nothing come back. I think the medication was causing problems. HELP!!!!! Thank you!
After all of my research and my very limited budget it seems Lithium would be the only option for me right now. I know it can cause thyroid and kidney issues, so I was thinking of only taking it short term, maybe 6 months at most, when our financial situation stabilizes. I don't know if this would seem rude of me to ask my doctor, but I believe in being a pro-active patient and I am serious about treatment and being well. What do you think?
Losing hair is also a sign of thyroid disorder ( I can't remember if it's Hyper or Hypothyroid). Did your doc do a thyroid panel to see if it is playing a part in your condition?
The doctor decided to put him on Risperdal to help the mood swings and the tics. It did help the tics tremendously, and his mood seemed to improve, but he still had the good and bad days. On the bad days, he just seemed to not be able to focus, think clearly or find his words. About a year ago, he started complaining of numbness and tingling in his hands and feet, and complaining about his back hurting. Back to the pediatrician, more x-rays and another MRI.
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