Risperidone side effects withdrawal

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I am in full blown withdrawal symptoms from stopping risperidone with anxiety and my psychiatrist is back 5 days later.I had to stop because of side effects at 1 mg.What should I do?
I had my last dose of Risperidone yesterday and am happy to get off it. The side effects I experienced were I always felt dull,lethargic,devoid of energy and it also made me lose all interest in things I liked to do like reading,listening to music and watching movies.
I would want to know if anyone has experienced similar withdrawal syndrome from Risperidone or similar such anti psychotics and about how long could this withdrawal syndrome last after stopping this medicine as I am very distressed with this anxiety.Any responses and suggestions are welcome.
It's well known that it causes extra pyramidal effect that is one of the side effects of risperidone, but about tardive dyskinia if you meant by TD, I think antipsychotics at this dose have to be taken for a long time.
My Doctor just switch my medication from 150 mg of Effexor XR to 400 mg of Seroquel XR. I dropped my dosage of Effexor gradually but I still experienced terrible withdrawl. Now I am experiencing bad side effects, " I'm guessing ths", from the Seroquel. I have gained weight in my stomach area very rapidly, I have pain and stiffness in my legs, 24 hour dry mouth and sinuses and I feel like I could cry at the drop of a hat.
How do you manage withstand side effects of both Risperidone and Seroquel.I found even 1mg of Risperidone made me edgy,nervous and anxious.My hypomanic episode resolved in July and my Pdoc was a month late in tapering Risperidone.He started tapering process in September.In future I shall keep far away from these antipsychotics as possible.A most distasteful experience.
you should taper Risperidone.I went through a withdrawal reaction to Risperidone myself before the Psychiatrist put me back on a low dose of 1 mg and is tapering it in 4 weeks.Two weeks at 1 mg and two weeks at 0.5 mg and stop.If you were at a higher dose than 1 mg you got to taper to 1 mg in a similar way otherwise you would go through a withdrawal reaction like me and believe me it's not nice.
Please make sure to ask your doctor about side effects of this medication. I gained 50lbs while on zyprexa and developed glucose tolerance problems. We really do not know how these medications work, or the long term effects. At the end, it is a chemical you are adding to your brain. However I do not think they cause schizophrenia in non schizophrenics. Everyone is different though. I think it will be smart to ask about other alternatives and the pros and cons of each one.
Again I had to go back to 150. The reason is that seroquel has bad side effects. I put on 20 kilos (44 pounds). I strive for sugar. Other side efftcs... Someone here wrote valerian root, passion flower, etc...JUST if i can reduce this *******, I will be happy. OR something to reduce my anger provided it isn't another med with worse side effects like valproate (depakote) , lamictal etc... I keep trying and trying so I need help. many thanks ezz N.B: perhaps it's psychological also.
It is much better tolerated with least possible side effects compared to the Risperidone and similar group of medicines.
I am happy to be off of it but I know that I needed it even though it had great side-effects. Good luck to anyone going through the same withdrawal and who is trying to cope. I will post later when the effects are gone in order to leave a full testimonial of Seroquel withdrawal.
As I've read the side effects of Tardive Dyskinesia can be irreversable I want to discontinue the Risperdal ASAP!!! I have cut his dose in half but I'm wondering with an antipsychotic drug if I can stop "cold turkey" or will it do my son more harm that way rather than weaning him off. He also takes Citalopram (celexa) 40mg per day. Any help would be appreciated.
Could be withdrawal from RISPERIDONE (or side effects) or from the other drug. Both the drugs you mention are anti-psychotics. "Discontinuation" in plain language that we understand (and according to W.H.O organisation I think) is "withdrawal", but withdrawal sounds like the meds are addictive, so they use the word discontinuation instead, makes the meds sound safer and so helps keeps the profits rolling in.
I have been taking Celexa and adderall together for about a year now and things have been working great. My only problem has been the sexual side-effects which have made my sex drive almost nothing. Because I entered into a serious relationship within these past couple months my doctor and I started discussing potential drugs that would increase my libido. She suggested Buspar. However, I have only been taking Buspar for two days and feel like it is having a counteractive affect on my adderall.
even i tried to be treated with risperidone but i quiet it after my first dose because of terrible side effects ( couldnt think at all and couldnt stop walking - akathsia ).Then i stopped going to psychiatrist and i abused XANAX about three years ( i have ignored the fact of addiction because at that time i didnt know anything about the neurotransmitter theory).Then i decided to stop XANAX and i did it. .
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seroquel 50mg (AP) risperidone 1mg (AP) stelazine 1mg (typical AP) stablon (AD) smaller dose since my 1st mania 4 years ago and things are getting worse but more or less i function - of course badly - but life is going on. Until 3 months ago when after a swine flu i became unstable and oscillating more frequently. my family started to believe that things went out of control and that the above meds need to be changed and that i should be put on a proper MS.
even i tried to be treated with risperidone but i quiet it after my first dose because of terrible side effects ( couldnt think at all and couldnt stop walking - akathsia ).Then i stopped going to psychiatrist and i abused XANAX about three years ( i have ignored the fact of addiction because at that time i didnt know anything about the neurotransmitter theory).Then i decided to stop XANAX and i did it. .
The doctor agreed (whether both are stupid) my mother kept quite especially that the doctor said that stress of college was the reason and since I graduated I can now start the withdrawal. I stopped stellazin directly (no harm done, very good). Knowing that risperidone is a tougher med, I started to take it every other day and after 2 weeks I stopped it completely and no harm done. OK.
It is severe anxiety and this is the only reason I take this drug. The anxiety currently outweighs the concerns of the side effects of the Seroquel (and there are many side effects). This drug is a strong atypical anti-psychotic. It is usually used for BP1&2, and Schizophrenia symptoms. I am not a doc but I do not understand why a doc is prescribing this for a sleep aid. Also I have been on this for 1.5 weeks...the sedative effect is already wearing off in the evening...
Most of the side effects are common to the drug type and Seroquel has less it seems than some like Risperdal and Geodon to name but 2 with bad reps for side effects. All in all it works wonders for me, I feel normal and the side effects are not serious and come and go, I take it with Lithium and Abilify and it seems to work well, just make sure you read the information statement - you can find one here : http://www.drugs.com/seroquel.html Hope that helps in some way.
With regard to tapering off the tegretol, I certainly wouldn't do this without discussing it with your doctor first. The withdrawal effects people differently but even after only one month on (I think) 50mg I had bad migraines. Have you tried being on only one MS? The seroquel is I think an anti-psychotic - if you feel your mania was AD induced then you may not require an anti-psychotic - but I would certainly not recommend coming off this without discussing with your doc.
I personally feel that due to being on this drug for a lengthy time of 14 years then coming off and suffering severe withdrawal for 3 months while weening, it has altered my brain chemistry, which now that i am trying to go back onto this drug my brain is refusing to allow it, due to damage on a celluar level.....Hense why i am reacting with such intense and severe side effects.
I sympathize completely. I was a sexy size 2 /x-small for most of my life: took up ballet @ 40 and danced until last performance @ 50....still took lessons whenever I could. Anyway. I was very proud of my body. So, when an antidepressant started to blow me up...I stopped taking it....and dealt with anxiety/depression. After retirement, had to give away an entire closet of gorgeous clothes (think Carrie on Sex and the City)....cried for days after.
This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor. Side Effects While Seroquel is not considered addictive, it does come with some inherent risks, much like any other prescription medication. Some of the most common side effects are fairly minor in nature, including headaches, dizziness, drowsiness or fatigue, stomachache or abdominal pain, congestion and weight gain.
And he finally didn't want me on any other anti-depressants, because he thought I had no bad side effects on the lithium. Sometimes I worry there is something else out there, but he won't prescribe it. I have been seeing him since I was 19, my current doctor.
We do not always think straight and rational so decisions that can affect your health need consideration. Are there side effects you do not like? Things seem to have stopped working? Second thing to do is speak to your doctor. Thats important so I'm going to repeat it. Speak to your Doctor. Theyre the ones who prescribed and they are the one's who need to know you want off the drug or drugs. They are also the ones you need to contact about those side effects.
But taken at lower dosage, folks found it to be a decent sleep aid, with less chance for withdrawal side effects of most anti-depressants.
Both of the other two medications are meant for much more severe problems, and both have serious side effects, as you have discovered. If there is any real question about bipolar...which doesn't sound like it...a consultation with a psychiatrist would be in order,but be careful re diagnosis...they are not always accurate, and oftentimes don't really mean anything.
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