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Hello, Our 5-year old son was prescribed Risperidone to help with his impulsive aggression. We tried the medication for 3 months and observed no change in is behavior and so we slowly discontinued. About a month later, he developed what could be called a tic, but it expresses itself as if he can't catch a breath. He does this repeatedly, but has periods with no signs. Since then we found out that Risperidone is know for side effects such as tardive dyskinesia. We are seriously concerned now.
I need to know how concerned I should be about him having elevated prolactin levels. My son is 7 years old and has autistic disorder. He is in the 2nd grade. He is very verbal and has never had a verbal delay as a baby. His main issues now with that is social language. He functions academically a year behind his peers due to a major crisis in Dec.2002.
but 2 months ago the doc added Guanfacine and Clonidine to help. then things became bad again. And guanfacine is not easy to come off of. We lately we have had outburts like previous to trileptal. and so he has presrcibed the Risperal. we are nervous about what we are reading for side effects including males developing breasts and milk. we are looking for someone who has used it a while in a young boy.
We had to wait 4 months of hell to be seen by a pyschiatrist and then had to wait about another 3 months to see some benefits from meds - clonidine and sulpiride. The tablets made him very tired and down and didnt go to school very often as he couldnt concentrate and fell asleep in class. He is very good at keeping in his vocal and motor tics when in public and with his friends but now he cannot do that. His motor and vocal tics are worse than ever.
He does defy occasionally, but prefers to withdraw when challenged by a teacher. He takes Risperidone .75ml am and .5ml pm daily and this helps,but this is still what we are facing, even with meds. We have also tried clonidine, Strattera, Zoloft and Ritalin, with the results being none or being even more activated.
THE DR WHERE HER COUNSELING IS PRESCRIBED HER 2 MORE MEDS RISPERIDONE 025MG 2X DAILEY AND CLONIDINE .1 MG 1/2 PILL AT NIGHT. sHE HAS BEEN USING THESE FOR ABOUT A WEEK NOW. MY CONCERN IS THAT OVER THE LAST MONTH SHE SEEMS TO BE WETTING HERSELF OFTEN WHERE SHE NEVER HAS BEFORE. THIS WEEK IT HAS TURNED INTO A DAILY OCCURANCE. WHEATHER SHE BE OUTSIDE PLAYING OR IN THE HOUSE DOING NOTHING. WHEN SHE DOES IT, SHE DOESN'T CLEAN HER SELF UP.
My 10 yr old is on ritylin 20mg ,ambilify 15mg in daytime and trazodone 50mg and clonidine 0.1 mg at bedtime. My 8yr old is on adderall 10mg 2x day and clonidine 0.1 mg and trazodone 50mg at bedtime. My question is could there be a better medication for them to help with the behavioral issues. I am going crazy with never ending issues between the two of them. Please help me .. Thank you.
Suppose even i was BP from start, i was on risperidone 1mg , stelazine 2 mg and anafranil 25mg and life went on until i or we decided to stop the meds. Believe me it was the pdoc who put this decision in our mouth because he said once you graduate it's finished and you can be normal and no need for meds. Whethet ignorant or dishonnest because before this date i.e.
I just read your post and felt compelled to reply. I have a 5 year old son who was recently diagnosed with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder, specifically, Asperger's Syndrome. My son's behavior was so out of control, I can't even begin to tell you. Due to his ASD, he has ODD as well. We resisted medication for as long as we could because I felt exactly as you do. I was so fearful of harming my son with a heavy duty medication.
Psych: Effexor XR, Topamax, Lexapro, Seroquel, Trazadone, Xanax (prn) Other: Aciphex (GERD), Detrol (Urinary issue), Evoxac (Sjogrens), Levoxyl (Thyroid), Oxycotin (pain), Plaquenil (Lupus), Provigil (alterness), Vicodin PRN (pain), 3 tropical ointments, 8 OTC vitamins/minerals 12 Rx daily (over 20 actual pills, some as many as 4x/day) 3 topicals 2 PRNs 8 OTCs Do I win? I never win anything, so, maybe in my loss of health, I can win in the number of meds I take!
Now, as an adult, I am seeing a correlation where they are popping up with intensity during my most stressful times. Currently I have one that I guess could be described as flexing and the tendons in my neck and I have done it to the point where my jaw is stiff and sore and my head hurts. I've also found that I have been gritting my teeth/clamping my jaw shut a lot. Is there medication or therapy for something like this? How do you get diagnosed? It's driving me crazy.
I have been on ADHD medication for a long time. I take risperidone (1 before bed) [0.5 MG] Clonidine (2 before bed) [0.2 MG] vyvanse (1 in the morning) [70 MG] I currently weigh 81 pounds. My medication completely kills my appetite. I need help, how can I get my appetite back? I Am underweight, food makes me nauseous, and I naturally have a fast metabolism. I am about 5' 3' tall.
) and I am under clinical study for some of the lesser known variants of tardive dyskinesia (you can read my journal entries). Zofran has been helpful for me as has rhodiola and Clonidine in treating tardive dystonia.
thank you for your comment, i guess i forgot to mention, my son is actually on aderall and risperidone now and is actually a LOT better the behaviors i was listing above were actually before ANY medications!
He was in intensive care for 2 weeks. He was on oxygen and fenabarb to control the seizures. He had multitudes of tests done on him as a newborn and nothing came of a result of any of them. He was on medication for the first year of his life to control Acid Reflux and special formula to maintain his lactose issues. At birth, the doctors were unable to tell me what outcome of all this would have on his life. They simple put, he could be fine, or he might have issues. We don’t know.
The study gave no reasons for the increase, but experts say frustrated parents, agitated day-care workers and 10-minute pediatric visits all contribute to quick fixes for emotional and behavioral problems. Even with the best of intentions, says Julie Magno Zito of the University of Maryland and the study's lead author, "you have a confluence of social forces together who collectively say, 'I don't have time for anything else'.
treatment is a non-stressful environment and stress reduction programs. If tics are disabling, medications like clonidine or risperdal or risperidone may help control them. Consult your doctor again with these speculations and tell him you still have tics despite stress reduction techniques. Take care and keep us posted.
The phenothiazines may be used when haloperidol or pimozide has proven ineffective. Atypical antipsychotics and other agents that block dopamine receptors include risperidone(Risperdal) and clozapine(Clozaril). Tetrabenazine is a promising new medication with fewer side effects than other typical neuroleptics. It can be used in combination with the older antipsychotic medications, allowing for lower doses of both medications with substantial relief.
If the patient cannot tolerate absence of the neuroleptic, substitute an atypical neuroleptic. Pimozide, clonidine, and haloperidol can be helpful in some patients with tardive tics. • Clozapine has treated tardive tremor successfully. Propanolol is useful for tardive akathisia. • Clonazepam has been reported to successfully alleviate the symptoms of TD and spontaneous oral dyskinesia. Refer http://www.emedicine.com/neuro/TOPIC362.
Medical examiner ruled his death as morbidly obese and cardiomyopathy. Here is list of perscribed meds the Dr's had him on over the last 1 1/2 1. Alprazolam (xanax) antianxiety 2. Zolpidem (ambient) hypnotic 3. Amitriptyline antidepressant 4. Atenolol (Tenormin) side effect control 5. Clonidine (Catapress) Anti ADD antianxiety 6.
(there was probably a better place for me to write all ofthis, only intended to mention Tryptophan for zeldox insomnia) I'm on Zeldox and lithium, since moving form risperidone to Zeldox I have trouble with my body clock, can't go to sleep before 5am most nights, 3am on a good night but I find iit is an ok drug except the clenched jaw and some shaking and yeah insomnia, loss of appetite, so I guess I will lose weight after Respiridon that elevated my prolactin and made me feel like a zombie,
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mood stabilizers (valproate, carbamazepine, lithium), beta blockers (nadolol, propranolol), clonidine, naltrexone, neuroleptics (risperidone, olanzapine, quetiapine, ziprasidone, haloperidol) This has made my 28 year old Aspie son, much easier to live with, and he has told his psychiatrist many times that, it has made a huge difference for him. Best of luck! (My son is on risperidone & Lexparo for depression.
I bet i am the only case of this sort. I was OCD and was on 1mg risperidone, 2mg stelazin and 25mg anafranil. I was doing fine. But the stupid guy felt i would be happier if i stop them. Sure he was a shoemaker before reverting to medicine. So I withdrew from the stelazine, then risperodone without any problem in a couple of weeks and was left with the AD only. The guy agreed on this. and here i was psychotic and felt many crazy things, then all of a sudden the mania began.
My son at age 5 was given clonidine for Tourette Syndrome and Asperger,by 8 it was changed to haloperidol,and at 12 they wanted to put him on risperidone which I think is the same as your risperdol,I took one look at the possible side effects of this drug and decided I wouldn't give it to him,he could not function in school without medication so I took him out of school and taught him at home,the best thing I ever did was get him off all drugs,he is now 25 had a job since he was 16 got into uni
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