Risperdal memory loss

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Avatar n tn My question is can withdrawling from antipsychotics such as Risperdal cause memory loss and permanent brain damage in the long term? And that is what i am really afraid of.
Avatar n tn i began displaying symptoms of tardive dyskenisa and memory loss BIG TIME. i lost an entire day of christmas shopping.since then, i cannot take any anti-psychotics with displaying horrible symptoms.could taking that much risperdal when you don't need it cause brain damage for good? i have heard that can happen. i am scared to take any psych medicine now except my lithium and this sinequan. TERRIFIED. THANK YOU!
Avatar n tn It should take about 2 months to get to that dosage but I'm getting kinda excited hearing about the benefit of weight loss especially since it was weight loss pills (metabolife and xenedrine) that caused me to find out that I was epileptic in the first place! The doctor told me that i might get tingling in my fingers and i might feel a little dopy but happy dopy he described it as, so I figure i can deal with that! If I start losing weight at a rapid pace i'll definitely post again!
Avatar n tn They went back and forth saying they were all at a loss as to what he has, but thought it probably was from the Risperdal. Since being at Barrows, 4 different Neurologists have been treating him together. They first took him off of all meds for 2 days to see his movements. Thursday of last week they put him on Clonazepam, Paxil, and Propanolol. He was doing so well by Friday, they thought they'd release him to go home and rest their, with his family, and in his own environment.
Avatar n tn I want to know what can happen to the brain if there is neurological/brain damage done to it, specifically when taking antipsychotics? i was taking risperdal and epival when i decided to stop it cold turkey (bad idea!) and i suddenly noticed my sleep was shot, my memory was distorted, and it felt like my brain was working slower as if my i.q. level had gone down. can any doctor shed some light on this matter?
Avatar n tn My ex took a very large dose of lithium and his side effects were short-term memory loss, trembling of his hands, and being very thirsty. But he was a big guy and took a very large dose.
Avatar f tn ) symptoms and not so great for my negative (loss of pleasure, lack of affect, lack of motivation, etc.) symptoms. Abilify works better for my negative symptoms. My cognitive (memory loss, confusion, problems with thinking, etc.) symptoms seem to be getting worse as time passes however. I however have significantly gained weight on Abilify with no signs of stopping even with exercise and dieting so I'm going to request a med change if this keeps up.
Avatar n tn Some of our current concerns are the lack of concentration and short term memory loss he is experiencing. His mind is racing all of the time, unfortunately he is not able to overcome negative thoughts about EVERYTHING you could imagine, from personalized license plates to external conversations. He feels that everything evolves around him and not in a positive way. He is still struggling but hopefully he is gradually getting better.
Avatar f tn As it is delivered in current practice, it is quite tolerable, with memory loss being the primary problem. Almost always, people's memory returns to normal after the treatment, but there have been occasional reports of long-term memory loss. My final word of advice is not to give up.
1521190 tn?1291119192 I suffer of deep depresion with pycotic disorder,I lost my immer voice,I don't have feelings,I have empty head sensation as I can't think anymore,I had hallucinatons because I took Herbalife and I didn't know that included drogs like amphetamins.I took a lot of medicines but witout any effects.I am disparate.This last since April 2010 untill now.What can I do?I feel that something in me is not leaving anymore.I prayed God to heal me but I didn't get any answer.I was internate in a Hospital.
Avatar f tn Your experience and knowledge is greatly appreciated. What is your opinion regarding loss of confidence and loss of memory after this illness? I find it strange that our daughter who enjoyed driving in past, now tries to avoid long distance driving, or driving in snow. She says, she lost all her confidence. Thanks.
Avatar m tn The medications i have taken are Zoloft Paxil Cipramil Lexapro Dothiepin Effexor Mirtazapine Mianserin Risperdal valium (which does help somewhat with the anxiety but not the depression) As for memory loss i wouldnt care if i never remembered the last 2 years, if things dont improve soon memory loss wont be a problem.
Avatar f tn 3) Would the combination of these 4 (or 5) drugs be likely to cause a side effect of interference with thinking, memory, and speech? I ask for a family friend, who has been prescribed and is taking these all 4 of these medications daily this year. During that time he has become increasingly debilitated, so that his thinking is foggy, his speech slowed, his memory impaired, and he cannot work.
Avatar f tn I was browsing the web about topamax again because I have used it several times but always quit because of the memory loss, numbness and fatigue. I was put on it in rehab for alcoholism. It really cuts the craving for alcohol, which I think ties into it cutting overall appetite.
Avatar n tn To include severe depression, anxiety, depersonalization, cognitive deficits such as short and long term memory loss, overwhelming fear, and he was also emotionally flat. His energy was depleted and he drug himself through each and every hour of every-day work or not. He hadn't been my husband I'd always known for what is now 12+ years since his inhibitions where lost once beginning the Klonopin.
Avatar m tn I have no idea what the physical symptoms are indementia. i understand the memory loss and confusion but what are the physical symptoms.
Avatar m tn , speech difficulty , stupor ( feel of being drugged , dazed , not attached to my body or to the world normally ) near fainting spells , weakness ( not in the limbs , more of a general feeling aka fatigue ) , severe intolerance to physical exertion ( even the smallest like crouching or walking ) heart palpitations ( felt , not diagnosed ) fast heart rate , slow rate , irregular heart rate , strange heartbeats , burping , muscle spams , general body tremor ( can keep my body still without it sha
Avatar n tn I have also received ect inn l996 but will never do that again because of the memory loss. I am on disability with the prospects of probably never working again.I am a 44 year old woman and would really like to find some peace in my life. Is there any hope for me? Thank you.
997928 tn?1252447837 I can't focus, have short-term memory loss, speak slowly, and have an exceding amount of mucus in my throat. I was taking 300mg. Now I'm at 225mg. It has helped to take down the dose, but it's still very annoying! I take it with 300mg of Effexor XR which I have been taking for several years. Does anyone have a suggestion on a replacement for Lamictal? I've also been diagnosed with Bi-Polar NOS. Lamictal works okay for my mood, but the anxiety is still bothersom.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar n tn i was so bad that i was in the hospital for a month, and the only thing that helped was ect. i had 6 treatments and the dr. stopped because of my confusion and memory loss. i was severly underweight due to the loss of appetite, and did gain some weight after the ect, but i am beginning to slip back and i am afraid. i saw my dr. and he is recommending more ect, and i really dont want to agree but i feel, as does the dr that its the only alternative.
233488 tn?1310696703 Also, many long-term and frequent users of this toxic drug have lowered IQs, impaired memory, poor judgment and diminished driving ability. Finally, suppose this toxic drug is sold “for medical use” to treat diseases for which safer medications are available and at the same time puts them at greater risk of addiction to other substances. Public outrage would be unprecedented; the FDA would be severely and rightly criticized for not subjecting this toxic drug to study.
439168 tn?1307935340 I chalked it up to the effects of sugar binges and PMS. Both the disorder and the meds can make you fatigued, tired, have memory loss, dull your sensations, etc. It's a double edged sword. I can see that most of your meds will do that to you. Psych meds are notorious for the way you feel. It was hard for me to figure out what was the depression, mixed states or the drugs.
Avatar n tn Tried all the SSRIs with no help or made me worse. Tried Lexapro (new Celexa) for less than 3 weeks. Short term memory loss, decreased appetite, no motiviation (didn't have much to begin with). I just quit caring about anything - only good I had was it stopped the obsessions. Then Lamictal (mood stabilizer) - after a week my depression begin to lift, I started to socialize and became assertive and I felt so much better. After 6 weeks side effects so bad I had to quit it.
1052117 tn?1285819273 Yes, some of my meds did help a lot and gave me the opportunity to live a life I didn’t know about, but they also came with scary side effects, the worst of all was my short term memory loss which I don’t think I have fully recovered yet. So that leaves me a little weary of using meds. And I have been using the diabetes comparison before but the problem is that mental health issues seem to be so diffuse and it’s not a physical thing which makes it hard to separate from personality, you know?
Avatar f tn I was on Xanax, Klonopin, Ativan (all legit scripts from same doc!). But I hated how I felt and the memory loss was horrible and embarrassing. I literally lost an entire year by being so medicated. Anyway..I stopped them cold turkey one Wed. Come Fri I was physically fine. But my mind seemed to be playing tricks. Sat morn comes..I'm in the shower andstarted feeling woosy. Next thing I know my husband's wrapping me in a robe and paramedics are in my face.
606584 tn?1224853036 I'm on Lithium, Risperdal, Cymbalta, Concerta, and Klonopin.....I've developed incredibly bad ringing in the ears. (tinnitus)I don't see my doctor for another week. Any ideas if it could be from one of these meds. It kept me up half the night last night!
1190024 tn?1264692022 I've noticed a totally decrease in my spending habits, and, while I have noticed a bit of short-term memory loss at times, I seem as though I am coming out of some kind of fog and things are becoming a lot more clear to me. Thanks for your advice and your post, but you are not an MD, and you should not be so critical or judgemental of others.
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