Risperdal not working

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Avatar m tn I think you should access psychotherapy and start working through your underlying issues, the ones making and maintaining the low mood. You may not become suicidal again so it may not be an issue. If you are concerned then make sure you come off under medical supervision and with the support of your husband. I have learnt that suicide is often a way of communicating distress. If you are able to identify the feelings and work through them you are much less likely to become as over-whelmed.
Avatar f tn I was put on risperdal and I already don't want to take it anymore. I have the following side effects from it: fatigue, constipation, and I sleep long hours maybe 12. I want to know if the constipation goes away and how long does it take for the body to het used to the medication. I've read many reports to not stop medications. I'm just learning about schizophrenia but from what I read it's forever.
Avatar n tn He still gets shor tempered on the risperdal and tenex and prozac. We have upped all the amounts except the risperdal is still at 2 mg a day. He was much better in the beginning. He takes 3 mg of tenex, 2 mg of risperdal and 10 mg of prozac. He still is impulsive and gets into arguments. It seems to be an ongoing problem to adjust his meds. We see the psychaitrist monthly. He has been on other meds and they either made him worse or stopped working.
Avatar f tn which i don't want to do.. He has been great since the risperdal and I am not a medicine advocate.. i was actually against it for a while.. until i watched all the people in his life not want to be around him/us because of his behavior.. Thank you for your kind words.. it does make it easier knowing there is someone there who really does get it.. and is not so quick to judge him as spoiled....do you know how long the dr wants your son on risperdal..
Avatar f tn My DS was prescribed this to help him sleep and to help him with his aggression and tantrums. I am concerned because he is not even three yet and it has not been approved for use (by the FDA) in children under five. He was only prescribed .25 mg, but I am jut not sure if it is normal to start meds this early? Also, if anyone has a child on it how long did it take before you noticed a difference in behaviors?
Avatar n tn If he continues to be well after six months, how will they determine at that time whether (1) his was a transient episode not justifying permanent anti-psychotic medications or (2) proof that the Risperdal is working and should therefore be continued indefinitely? One doctor told me that my very question shows that I'm in denial, but I think it makes sense to make sure that a four-day jag of insomnia and mild paranoid delusions isn't the sole basis for his diagnosis.
Avatar n tn Yes my MIL is really quite a remarkable story(I know Peaz, it hasn't all been remarkable), reaching 5 months clean from cocaine, vikes, and xanax today!!! Not only is it a turnaround from 25 some-odd years using........but a turnaround in her attitude to life. She keeps telling me that she ****** up her first 50 years, and wants to do the next 50 "right" (hopefully though, the next 50 won't all be in my house....HA) And you are right about just passing 7 months clean for me....
Avatar n tn She was initially seen by a student doctor and later in consultation with the on call psychiatrist the decision was made to toss the Zyprexa, toss the Risperdal, do not fill the latest prescription and to go back on what was working, the combination of Effexor XR and Buspar. She has an appointment already scheduled with this same psychiatrist in 10 days at which time they will go over the results of the decision to return to what was working. Oh, and the bipolar diagnosis? NOT!
Avatar n tn Recently his meds have not been working. He has been having very violent episodes. I call them his terrets episodes because I sometimes wonder if he can control what he's doing. He will cuss, scream, headbutt things, hit, kick, ect....... So I decided to wean him down off his medication and go from there. He takes 3 different meds. .40mg strattera, .20mg Prozac, and 1.5mg Risperdal. I started with the Risperdal first since I thought that's where most of the problem was coming from.
Avatar f tn About two weeks ago her psychiatrist and I decided that the Abilify no longer seems to be working and we started her on Risperdal. Her violence has been increasing and she is starting to actually hurt myself, my husband, and even our other children. She is constantly running away from home, breaking items, screaming nearly constantly, and just overall is highly agressive and irritable.
2010625 tn?1329375656 I really dislike medication changes...it is always a roll of the dice to see what it is going to do...
Avatar m tn I sure hope your wife was tapered off the Risperdal? Are you working with her doctor? If not, that's priority ONE. Have her call the doc for an urgent appt to discuss this. If she stopped abruptly, the doc may recommend going back on to taper down. The doctor will also be able to counsel you on when it would be safe to try and start conceiving. What was she on the medication for?
Avatar m tn My concern is whether the MJ is the cause of her not getting better and whether taking risperdal, cojentin, and smoking it is okay? I read that MJ is not good if schizophrenic, and okay if bi-polar.
Avatar n tn I ask my doctor, can I go full throttle now and start working? No, he said, not yet. Whatever I succeed or not when I pursue my life goals and ambitions, well that's the question worth pursuing, but I personally enjoy the effort and the work towards a goal, more than the goal itself, which is sweet but anticlimatic. I always did enjoy the pursuit, mpre than the actual achievement.
337492 tn?1212462436 Yuck! 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 I have taking seroquel xr 500 mg and risperadle 1mg from long. Medicine is not working around 5%. I was studying programming but I am stopped cause I can't take inputs I mean i cannot study on computer but i don't want to try other medicine and I won't increase the medicine either. I was 85 kg 1 years before, now 86 kg. I am going to try seroquel 400 mg and risperadle 2 mg. I think something wrong going in my body. And i think my brain is also getting sick. May be i need a enough madness.
Avatar m tn (delusions, mania, hallucinations). i was put on risperdal and ativan. The doc wasnt gonna give me anymore cause i told him i was smoking pot. I was later hospitalized again and given ativan and risperdal again....after i had quit the pot use and the alcohol use...but didnt like the effect of them this time. So i tapered myself off them and straight into a manic episode with psychosis.
Avatar n tn Hi I am trying to find out if anyone knows of any withdrawls from risperdal I have been taking 1 mg at night for about a year and a half and I am wanting to get off of it as it is very expensive and I am not working right now. Also I am taking 1mg adivant three times a day and I know that I will have to come off of it slowly as I have become dependent on it.
Avatar n tn My son has been prescribed a 100 mg of lamictal/100 mg zoloft(taken in am) and 1mg risperdal(pm). He's been on this combination of meds since Jan.07 after a seizure associated with alcohol use and Wellbutin put him in the hospital. He is being treated for depression and has not had a manic episode but suffers from anxiety. I've read so many frightening things about risperdal that I wonder about continued use. Is the the dosage small enough so it doesn't pose a long term threat?
Avatar f tn 5mg he takes 1 adderal in the mornig an 2 risperdal ....at night he takes 2 clonidine 0.1 mg a peice an 1 risperdal an 2 benedril (OTC)for allergies.
1540938 tn?1293014436 We have started a new drug called intuniv for her and is working great so far. We are weaning her off risperdal, prozac, and a lower dosage of concerta. I use to give her 1mg at night of risperdal now I am giving her .5mg and have noticed her urinating the bed at night and the night before I put her to bed she is really thirsty. The goal is to get her off all these other meds and she would be only on intuniv 2mg, concerta 18mg, and depakote 500mg.
Avatar f tn 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 guess my question is is this all thyroid related? Are these symptoms manic symptoms? Could I now be bipolar? My psych told me she didn't want to label it and why I'm responding so different to Zoloft now.
Avatar n tn Are anxiolytics (not nesecary bezos) a better treatment? Is risperdal a good medicine or a not very good one? Does it have withdrawal symptoms?? Thanks in advance.
334998 tn?1197948353 It will be a couple of weeks before I see a new psychiatrist and she would like to 'get to know me' before adjusting meds, etc. In the interim, I am trying to understand more about this combo and why it's not working as well now. (Have been on it for no more thatn 3-4 months.) Thank you.
Avatar f tn This is the first day I have been on the MedHelp website, and I am amazed at how many of the comments mirror my experiences and that there are people who can actually understand this medical "adventure" I have been living through. All the blood tests I have had to eliminate a long list of diseases (such as Lyme disease, anemia, rheumatoid disease etc.) are negative.
574118 tn?1305138884 i think you need to talk to someone now,,,,,,,,,,,call a friend or something ,,,,,,,,,,please do not do it we cannot be but patient i hope i did not make you angry ,,,,,,,,,you are not stupid my dear ,you are suffering ,just please do not do it or you will regret it later
Avatar m tn Mental confusion, forgetfulness, exhaustion, depression *and thus panic because I know my brain is not working right. I feel hot at night when sleeping and sometimes during the day different pieces and parts of me will not only feel cold but will be cold (one leg, 1/2 my face). One eye gets blurry and one ear is hard to hear out of. Legs, feet, back, trunk, hands, arms, head and face get numb depending on the b12 level and the day. At some points I even had no appitite and lost wt.
Avatar f tn My husband's lawyer brings a letter written by his new Psychiatrist (this Doc saw him only 4 times in the past 2 months) on the letter the Doc does state the previous Bipolar, and that he spoke to my husband's former Psychiatrist (who all along stands by his Bipolar diagnosis) . But the new Doc does not think he ahs Bipolar, he only had a major 'nervous breakdown' due to alcohol/drug abuse around the time he tried to commit suicide. My head is totally 'spinning around'.
776648 tn?1298921027 Been some things that have been different with how some meds are working (or not working) for me, and I have my ideas what they are....all I know is that I have this strange allienated feeling....weird! I'll get to my trackers later, my back is hurting. Oh...the meds in question: risperdal and gabapentin, which seemed to start working against me after the tramadol. The gabapentin doesn't seem to be doing anything to relieve my pain, and when I had taken the vicoden for a short time....