After we found no medical cause, we began cycling through medications. I have to believe the doctors must be getting paid to prescribe this drug, and then raise the amount when you say you feel worse! I sure hope this medicine works in the long run! I don't understand how can a doctor prescribe a powerful poison like this to an elderly person. She put me on multiple medications. This has gone on since I've been taking this medication. The weight gain is concerning, but I am working with my doctor to get it solved.Weird tunnel vision as it took effect and when coming off this. Risperidone ruined my life. emotionless no laughing or crying ive been on it for almost a year and there is no improvement. i just feel like i missed out on life, if i was not on this risperidone,i could have got high on weed and been happier now, and also im angry at the doctor for not telling me the risks and side effects of the medicine, so yea i feel like he completely ruined my life,if he had been clear about the side effects, and risks of risperidone and antipsychotics, i would have never … I have had so many devastating side effects that I am looking into the possibility of suing the drug company.

Biggest mistake. I then rang my health nurse to see if i could switch back to my old meds, they refused, told me that i would have to wait 4 weeks. It also makes me incredibly sensitive to light. He has no diagnosis but he has always been an extremely angry, irritable and withdrawn kid. Just google search, there are countless horror stories.

I just want to live a normal lifeHad an app with my psychiatrist for check up. symptoms is under control , some side effect.I was given this n it affected me asap the next day... n outcome I loved.

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Re: Risperdal/seroxat It ruined my lifee Masturbating can lower your testosterone levels temporary as you realease more prolactin after the ejaculation (during few hours), also you lose essential minerals like zinc that are necessary for a correct sexual function. I found another clinic. Instead of taking me off, increased the dose.

Worst thing ever. Emotions (those that remained due to my disease) seemed even further removed; I became a robot. So if you need to go to bed soon then take it. Don't understand why people take this.Prescribed 1 mg Risperidone overnight and as needed for managing acute psychosis during bipolar mania. I feel incredibly happy and I'm looking forward to a future, something I wouldn't do before. It probably wasn't wise, but turned out fine. This started when I was admitted to a psycheward due to an incident which occurred and was forcefully put on invega where I was complaint. I wanted to make this a youtube video, but I don't think I can. I also developed an inability to park the car in a parking space...my spatial perceptions were distorted. I'm excited to see his change n pray it works like it did on me. This drug has made me slow, have blankness of thought, not interact well in social situations and has made me emotionless 'emotionally blunted'. I was hospitalized (voluntarily) My symptoms disappeared day 1 in the hospital after 1 mg of risperidone. they were getting so bad that i had to call the police for help sometimes. We had every medical test done we could think of including an MRI of his brain. I took them for about a month. This drug could not have been worse! Neither Everyday Health nor its licensors endorse drugs, diagnose patients or recommend therapy. I also developed a lisp when stopping the medication which eventually disappeared.Was prescribed because I was feeling anxious and unhappy. This drug may work for some.I was prescribed 2mg of Risperdal to treat Schizophrenia and a psychotic break.

I couldn't wait, So i went online and ordered my previous meds that i was on, for over £200. This was very effective and after 1-2 months was decreased to 1mg.

My husband and I can't figure out why the hell I'm even prescribed this medication.Don't go near this drug! Risperdal ruined my life.I was put on risperidone because i had really intense mood swings due to my Borderline Personality Disorder, it was really good at stopping my mood swing and i didn't gain any weight until i was put on 2mgs. Now I'm back on Quetiapine. Made me gain 60 pounds in 2 months at .25 mg twice a day., then because it made me feel worse, the dr. I swear by this I took 1 mg. He has now been on .25 milligrams of this medication for 2 months along with the same SSRI he’s been on for a year.

The drug information above is an informational resource designed to assist licensed healthcare practitioners in caring for their patients and/or to serve consumers viewing this service as a supplement to, and not a substitute for, the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgment of healthcare practitioners. I feel like a vampire sometimes. It can be confused with the symptoms you're trying to treat so some psychiatrists keep increasing the Risperdal dose instead of realizing it's a side effect. We stopped it and we will never, ever, again, give him any of those strong antipsychotics: we love our father very much.

Risperdal ruined my life. i was put in the psych ward and was given risperidone unwillingly, little did i know that this would change my life in a bad way. Be careful, this is a terrible drug, stay away from it!My father took it for more than 6 years....8mg per day . After ~2 weeks, no longer could “respond” to my wife. Should I get off these meds? I never leave the house without sunglasses anymore. .his mood swings and all pshyciartic issues were under control during that time.....but this med puts your kidneys at risk....my father developed CKD ....biopsy mentioned it was drug induced....so dont take this med for longer durationI take it at night (2 - 0.5mg) & works really well. I went online and ordered melatonin sleeping aid.