Losing weight after risperdal

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Avatar n tn If he has gained a lot of weight (above what is considered normal), a switch to another medication may help, and losing the excess weight may help bring the glucose levels down. In any event, once you have results on the tests, I hope his doctor will have a good plan of action. What a good mom to notice these changes and to be concerned enough to check them out. I hope all will be OK.
918275 tn?1254068752 Some things I do such as when medication gives me a dry mouth drinking water or flavored seltzer water instead of soda make a big difference as well as relocating snacks out of the house and then losing the urge to eat them. But if after all that is said and done you are gaining weight on your own from the medication Topomax could be something to ask your psychiatrist about.
Avatar f tn Hi everyone, My husband has been taking Risperdal for about 3 months now and he is complaining about weight gain. Indeed he gained some weight, but he is so thin that it's hard to notice. For now I'm trying to keep our healthy diet as it has always been and keep telling him to do some exercise, I do Yoga and Biking...
Avatar f tn The longer you take it the less you will care if you ever have sex again. I am obsessive about sex and my dr had to take me off of it so I went to Risperdal. It was a nice alternative after the transfer period. It kept the voices from getting me nuts. I'm on Invega now because the Risperdal ruined my blood pressure and sugar levels. Being diabetic sux rox but I'll live with it if I don't have to hear them telling me I'm scum all the time.
Avatar n tn I was put on geodon after risperdal too. The risperdal was causing weight gain that I was not comfortable with. The geodon has worked fine although I am now weaning off it too. At first I was taking 160mg a day. Now I'm down to 60mg a day. I'm starting to go down a little lately but I don't know if it's from the decreased dose of geodon or not. I'm weaning off of all my meds right now.
Avatar m tn Well doctor gave me 2mg risperdal. At the beginning i was ok. When i start to worry little bit i started to get ill. I was disable to concentrate on my work. Later i took seroquel 300mg which i took in past and found some freshness. I was smooth on seroquel but when doctor start changing medicine from seroquel to risperdal , slowly disaster begin on my life. I miss 2 jobs. Which was so easy. Later i took the seroquel back i felt some relief now.
Avatar m tn Okay, let me ask this a different way? I want to get off the saphris because of the side effects but am afraid of being suicidal again. I'd heard Risperdal is used as a "booster" med for people being on anti-depressants. I take 40mg citalopram (generic version of celexa) and 225 mg Venlafaxine (for effexor) each day, then went to 5mg saphris in am and bedtime. I wondered about using Risperdal hoping not to have the same side effects.
Avatar f tn It is interesting that they started him on Risperdal instead of a stimulant med. Risperdal is a great med for bipolar - especially dysphoric manias and/or mixed states instead of euphoric manias. So I am guessing that early on they might have been having trouble figuring out if he had Bipolar or ADHD? At any rate, that is a tough combination for a child to have - and perhaps even harder on the parent. The problem is that both areas need to be treated.
Avatar n tn Which would make more sense then the Concerta being the problem. And Risperdal could be the reason for the weight gain too. Here is a link to the info I was looking at on Risperdal - http://www.crazymeds.us/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Meds/Risperdal By the way, don't suddenly stop the Risperdal. You must sloooowly come off of it. Good luck!
420308 tn?1203041262 Has anyone had any success with losing weight while on these antidepressants? Has anyone tried Metformin for weight loss?
337492 tn?1212458836 So, I am doing awsome on Wellbutrin and Lithium and have not gone manic, but I am not sleeping at all! So, I thought adding a low dose of Risperdal is a good move? I was prescribed 1mg but after reading the horrible stories about the side effects such as lactation, weight gain and zombie head I split my tablets in half. Not perfect halves but close enough. I read more people had less side effects on .5mg. So opinions please??
Avatar m tn What are some the more "successful" medication cocktails people are seeing these days for OCD and especially the pure O type? I am currently on 112.5 mg of Effexor and moving up to 150 mg soon. I was "fine" for about 6 years after my last bout of medication (Risperdal and Zoloft) that I quit due to horrible weight gain. So, I am also looking to find the most weight neutral combination as well.
Avatar f tn He does eat a little more but he did lose quite a bit of weight before the medication with agitation so that was fine. He has been on risperdone for 4 months now and things are going really great!
952564 tn?1268368647 ve been exercising in hopes of losing some weight. I am over weight already, (like 50 lbs,) and I have heart disease, diabetes, and cancer risk in my family so I am trying to get serious about losing weight. :( Maybe if I keep up with my exercise it will help a little. I hope. Good to know it is good with moods, though.
559509 tn?1216180446 Does anyone out there take Risperdal for Bipolar Disorder? I don't see hardly any mention of it around this site. Does it make you gain weight like Depakote? Does anyone out there take it for Bipolar Disorder Type 2? Any opinions or thoughts? I am currently on Lamictal and Welbutrin. I show mixed tendencies ( is that type 1 ),and my Dr gave me Risperdal for what appeard to be a manic state( I was off all meds at the time except Welbutrin which may have excaserbated my mania).
918275 tn?1254068752 I take Lithium as well and I have put on a significant amount of weight with it mainly on the tummy - makes me look like I'm 6 months pregnant! Graqdually losing the weight now but only because of strict diet.
Avatar m tn Cool , that's great new's them finding the right dose for you , sometime's that's all it take's instead of switching from med to med . Are you sleeping better now ? . As for Risperdal quiet a few people have problem's with weight gain from that drug i did also , but i found it more effective in smaller dose than higher because i got other side effect's at a higher dose simmilar to the Ziprasidone.
Avatar n tn He was released with 2000 mg of Depakote and 2mg of Risperdal daily. He is doing quite well except for having to be hospitalized for a minor surgery and a temp, which during this time the depakote and risperdone were held for three days. Just before being added back he began to show symptoms of the delusions again, after being back on meds none whatsoever. My question is he doesn't seem to be typical Bipolar, never has had the depressions part only the manic, psychotic phase.
4971738 tn?1390565384 The blood test results were negative. Finally it was determined that the Risperdal caused my problems. After that my dose was lowered to 2mg and my periods came back, lactating stopped but my boobs stayed the larger size. My husband is very happy about that. But my snoring is still out of control. Recently my dose was lowered to 1mg nightly. The side effects of Risperdal are horrid. Oh and I also gained 20lbs from taking it with Lithium ER, Celexa, Gabapentin and Valium.
2010625 tn?1329372056 The only thing that made it go away was the Risperdal they put me on. Unfortunately I had to go off of it because it raised my prolactin (the hormone that makes women lactate and can also stop a womans period) level sky high. So now that I am not on it anymore the nervousness and irritability is coming back. I am on Latuda now but it doesn't seem to be working as good as the Risperdal did. I am not sure what to do. I just don't want to be all nervous and irritable again.
Avatar n tn I'm trying to join the air force but I'm 10lbs over the limit. To lose weight I started doing 2 hours of cardio one in the morning one at night. At first I started losing but after 2 week I'm gaining what cardio should I do to lose weight without muscles?
Avatar f tn Hi hubby on wk20 on Tues out of 24wk when he finished with the teleprevir his appetite came back but he is still losing weight so far he as lost over 2 stone and we cant understand why when he eating so well.
Avatar n tn As the first comment correctly stated, losing weight fast doesn't last and leaves you weaker, which you don't want to be if you're getting ready for basic training. Why not wait to join the military until you're ready?
Avatar m tn Johnson - has reached an agreement in principal to settle a misdemeanour criminal charge brought by the DoJ related to its antipsychotic drug Risperdal (risperidone), according to an SEC filing. J&J had been charged with promoting Risperdal for unapproved uses and downplaying risks associated with its use such as weight gain and diabetes. Other criminal and civil suits are still active, says the firm, which has been under investigation for Risperdal marketing practices since 2004.
20690598 tn?1503821600 I took Risperdal for only a few months and now my teeth are weak and cracking.
29837 tn?1414534648 Going into the hospital, I weighed 185 (my normal weight). Upon release I now weighed 192. This after having been denied food for 9 days, then 6 days of regular diet Lately, I noticed my watch is not tight on my wrist anymore, I weighed myself yesterday. I now weigh 175 lbs. This is the weight I weighed at 27 years old. For many years now, my weight has been 185. The now weight of 175 lbs. is a loss of 17 lbs. in less than 3 weeks after leaving the hospital.