my son was on risperdal for years he is 16. he too gained loads of weight also he developed boobs, found out his prolactin level was very high.his doctor took him off it he lost 20 lbs so far but the boobs are still there but they are shrinking a little.his nipple area is also very large. they prolactin hormone is responsible for milk production in women,but he is now on serequel, lamictal and depakote and the combo is working well considering he has a violent past, puberty is tough on these kids as well.
Has anyone had problems coming off of Risperidal. My 15 year old stepson did, to the point of having problems with the police. We are looking for any info on this drug. He has gain almost 100 pounds, ER Dr. thinks he may have Cushing Disease. He has huge pink purple stretch marks, no energy, panic attacks, etc.
Dr. dx him with aggressive personality, We feel he is bi polar, because of the swing of his moods. He has been on Risperidal for about 9 months, it controled his anger but he cut himself off from the outside world. No friends, no school, refused to even go to Dr. appointments. Panics when he goes into a store, if he has to go by himself.