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Old 09-22-2004, 06:43 PM   #1
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Risperdal questions!

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!

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Old 09-22-2004, 07:37 PM   #2
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Re: Risperdal questions!

i used to take it all was well except i gained alot of weight

Old 09-23-2004, 02:40 AM   #3
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Re: Risperdal questions!

the same thing happened to me as alliemay..all it did to me was wieght gain (besides the good effects) 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.

Old 09-25-2004, 02:33 PM   #4
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Re: Risperdal questions!

the side effcts of all meds are totally frightening and this includes asprin and OTC cough medicine

risperdal in a moderate dose suits most people OK and may well help, I suggest you try it

Old 09-25-2004, 03:11 PM   #5
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Re: Risperdal questions!

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..

Old 10-17-2004, 09:38 AM   #6
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Re: Risperdal questions!

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.

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