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Risperdal/Risperidone --> antipsychotic

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just started it... very low dose... 0.25 mg

anyone tried it? comments?

i will comment on how it goes for me. i'm also on paxil. been on it for 4 years now.
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hi university girl

risperidone is the one drug that completely phucked my head up - at first it made me sleepy and relaxed and I put on quite a lot of weight - but it did nothing for my dp/dr - eventually I upped the dose to something quite large - can't remember how much exactly - and this induced a full blown 8 hour panic attack in me that felt pretty much the same as the acid trip that started this whole miserable experience off 30 (yes thirty) years ago

.. so, there being nothing in the instructions about withdrawal/tapering off I stopped taking the stuff and then had terrible withdrawal symptoms - sweating, shaking, couldn'y eat, lost 30 pounds (every cloud...), nervous wreck, agrophobic, couldn't face meeting anyone and for the first time in my life I realised the true meaning of the term "clinical depression" - almost like a physical condition - had terrible fidgets and a sort of nausea in my spine and bones that made me want to stretch to make it go away - was so depressed.. if I hadn't had kids would have done away with meself I'm sure...

went back on risperidone and hey ho the withdrawal symptoms disappeared but the panic attacks started recurring - a rock and hard place indeed - used valium, ssri's plus very very slow tapering to get through the withdrawal process which lasted nearly six months

the worst experience of my life - worse by far than dp/dr - remember thinking affectionately about my good old dp and wondering why couldn't I have left well alone and just made the best of things as they were ....

but bear in mind my reaction to the nightmare that was risperidone was probably unique ..

for what it's worth I feel honour bound to tell you what happened to me

feel free to pm me if you want to talk some more

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