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Report: Had to stop Risperdal----Day 2

Posted by Shar on October 2, 2001, at 23:12:03

In reply to Re: Report: Had to stop Risperdal Shar, posted by kid47 on October 2, 2001, at 10:37:50

I am having something I suppose is akin to withdrawal from the Risperdal. It's similar to (but more intense than) the feeling I would get if I missed a day of it. It is shaky hands, tipping over, dizziness, drugged feeling, tingling in arms and legs, teeth are 'chattering' a little bit. Strange and unexpected.

It is not really that bad, but I don't feel all that well either.

Re: Other Mood Stabilizers: I have not tried any other mood stabilizer, my pdoc did mention neurontin. I am supposed to call him in a week and we will talk about options if it appears I need something else. I will make notes on these suggestions and he and I can discuss them. Thank you all for the info!

It is very tempting to wipe the slate clean and start a whole new regimen, one med at a time. Who knows what might happen. Also, though, demoralizing to think about starting over, even with one med.

Shar

P.S. Krafty--I did not know that was you!! Hi!

Shar

> Hi Shar. Have you ever tried any of the newer mood stabilizers? Lamictal would be worth considering. Also Neurontin & Topomax might be an option. Just a thought. Take care.
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> > A few months back, Risperdal was added to my cocktail to try to help with the treatment resistant depression. It was a low dose (.5 mg).
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> > Since then, after continuing involuntary muscle contractions, muscle weakness, and a few other things that sounded like they might be Tardive related, doc said stop.
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> > So, I'm stopped and we will see what happens. I am very disappointed as the Risperdal did seem to help.
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> > My current cocktail now is 400 mg Wellbutrin and 300 mg Effexor. Klonopin at night. I am hoping the black pit does not await.
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> > Shar


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