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Has anyone taken Risperdal?
July 22, 2005
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I have been prescribed Risperdal which I think is a variation of Risperidone. I was alarmed when i did some research on the web about it, (yes I know, a little knowledge is a dangerous thing), as it is an anti psychotic drug apparently!

I have been prescribed it for anxiety attacks and am worried about any side effects. Does anyone or has anyone used it and (a) was it beneficial and (b) did you suffer any side effects?

July 22, 2005
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I think I was put on that once but didn't like the side effects. If I remember right it made me too sleepy and I craved donuts and had to have them so I gained weight.

I take serequol now without any side effects. Its also an antipsychotic.

July 22, 2005
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hi will,
my son took this medication because he is bipolar. adn, he had horrible side effects..loss of short term memory and could not sleep. so consequently he does not take it anymore. it also made him feel totally separated from his body. his mind was present, but he did not feel as if he was.

and then a gain, i know someone who took it for years, and it worked perfectly fine for her.

so maybe it just depends on body chemistry. maybe try it and see how it goes. you most likely will know within 3-5 days (at least my son knew) how it will effect you.

July 22, 2005
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whoops!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
scratch that...big brain fart!!!!

i am confused. what my son took was Trileptal for the above side effects. He has taken Risperdol before, it aided his sleep patterns to be more normal. all meds have side effects though.

July 23, 2005
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my sixteen year old takes risperdal.
(when he feels like it) he also is diagnosed as bipolar. he said he doesn't like the way it makes him feel. he misses the highs and lows

July 23, 2005
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I took it, I lactated (I don't know if that is spelled correctly) I produced milk from it! And I would spaz out occasionally, I would be talking and almost have a lisp, or I would just spaz out almost like having a stutter for a moment.

It was prescribed to me to take the edge off when I was having emotional/anxiety problems. I would recommend not taking it. I took it for a little while because I was in a bad place emotionally. Once I got my bearings, I stopped.

July 24, 2005
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Thanks guys. I'm having pretty similar side effects at the moment. I have short term memory loss and my speech has gone haywire! The words just don't seem to come out as they are meant to. I appear to be stuttering a bit and can't hold a conversation!

Think i'll have to watch this because I don't feel right taking them.

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