I suffer mainly from depression, but do obsessively worry & today my pdoc gave me samples of risperdal to help with the obsess. worrying. I cannot take any ssri's so it's hard to find meds that work for me.
I just looked up the side effects of risperdal & they are totally frieghtening!!! What is a better med for obsessive thoughts than risperdal. I am calling him tomorrow & refusing to take it. I have many problems with side effects, but this is rediculous, this one says stroke, parkinsons disease & some kind of Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome! HELP PLEASE!
the same thing happened to me as alliemay..all it did to me was wieght gain (besides the good effects)..it decreased my anxiety and obsessions to the point where i thought i was 100% back to normal..but i HAD to stop it due to the MASSIVE increase in appetite!! oh god! i even used to wake up in the middle of the night to eat!
hope it doesn't do this to u..but i'd say give it a try.not all ppl have the same side effects.
I've been on risperdal for a long time now, the side effects i get from it is lactating ( however it is spelled ) I don't know from which my other side effects come from I take nurrontin, risperdal, zoloft i have some memory issues and as well as i have to use the bathroom alot but not able to realse all at once..
I have taken respiradel for about 3 months now.
I was extremely a zombie when I first went on it and I started out at 50 mg. But then I got used to it and I went up to now what I am taking 200mg. I take it at night before I go to bed.
It sure makes me sleep well. I don't have any other side effects from it. As far as weight gain. I have gained alot of weight since I started taking meds about 6 years ago.
I would rather be on them as to not be on them.
I feel a safety thing there.
I also take Effexor, xanax and neurotin.