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Hi all...... I am new here. Searched google 'how to recover from risperidone' and found this site. I don't know how things work here, but I am sharing my experience.
I was misdiagnosed with Bipolar disorder and took the medicine for 3 months. The details of the drugs are in my signature.
Its been almost two months since I quit the medicines cold turkey. I am now suffering from withdrawal symptoms. Sexual dysfunction, ie.. no sex drive which is driving me crazy. I watch porn, but not able to get excited now. I am deeply depressed. Suicidal thoughts are coming to me thinking about my life. I have just completed graduation in B.tech in engineering. I was not able to write the final exams well because of memory problems, no interest to study, which was during my medication period. Now i am thinking what I will become in life, I can't function properly as a human being. In the morning I feel like sleeping more. I feel tiredness while trying to become active after waking up. So after breakfast I lay in bed again. In the evenings I will become more active till I sleep.
Is this normal?
Will I be able to lead my normal life back? If so how much time will it take to recover?
Reply please........ I am in need of help.

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mammaP

Hi Deadpool,  sorry that you are struggling after quitting the drugs.  Withdrawal is a nightmare but can be relieved by reinstating tiny doses of the drugs that you have quit.  Did your doctor do any tests to see if you would be ok with taking them together?  I put them into the interactions checker and this is what came up.

There are interactions between them but no major ones.  

Lots of us here have been diagnosed bi-polar, usually after reacting to drugs, barely anyone is ever diagnosed BEFORE starting drugs! 

 

Risperidone is the one that is likely to be causing the worst of the withdrawal, what dose were you taking?  

 

Interactions between your selected drugs
Moderate promethazine  risperidone

Applies to: Phenergan (promethazine), risperidone

Using promethazine together with risperiDONE may increase side effects such as drowsiness, blurred vision, dry mouth, heat intolerance, flushing, decreased sweatinglb_icon1.png, difficulty urinating, abdominal cramping, constipation, irregular heartbeat, confusion, and memory problems. Side effects may be more likely to occur in the elderly or those with a debilitating condition. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with these medications. Also avoid activities requiring mental alertness such as driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how the medications affect you. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.

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Moderate promethazine  divalproex sodium

Applies to: Phenergan (promethazine), divalproex sodium

Using promethazine together with divalproex sodium may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating. Some people, especially the elderly, may also experience impairment in thinking, judgment, and motor coordination. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with these medications. Also avoid activities requiring mental alertness such as driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how the medications affect you. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.

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Moderate risperidone  divalproex sodium

Applies to: risperidone, divalproex sodium

Using divalproex sodium together with risperiDONE can alter the effects divalproex sodium. This can cause drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, and confusion. If your doctor prescribes these medications together, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely take both medications. Avoid driving until you know how the medications will affect you. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.

 

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Deadpool

My doctor didn't do any tests before prescribing me medicines. I went to him day before yesterday with my mother. He was compelling me to take the drugs and said you shouldn't stop taking it. He said there will be side effects but you should focus on curing the disease. When I told him about my sexual dysfunction problem, he said I am not married so then why worry? There are also medicines to cure that. He then prescribed me these but I didn't have them because of the side-effects caused. I am already damaged, can't take chances anymore.
1. Gressami 50 (Amisulpride tablets IP)

2. Dayo OD 250 (Divalproex  Prolonged release Tablets IP)
Right now, I believe I am suffering from low dopamine. I feel depressed and no excitement to do any stuff; even having food, I feel lazy.
Currently trying natual foods to increase dopamine level. Can the testosterone levels be also effected?

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mammaP

He has prescribed another antipsychotic and the antiepileptic. this will pass and you will get better but reinstating the risperdal at a tiny dose would take the edge off the withdrawal. Try not to worry about the sexual dysfunction because it will get better. If you worry and try to force yourself to feel things it will slow down your recovery. I have to stress that you are NOT LAZY, you are suffering withdrawal from these drugs and if you need to sleep then you should sleep. It is quite common for people to feel better in the evenings during withdrawal. You may find that you have windows and waves, where you feel bad for a time then feel better, this is your brain and nervous system recovering from the drugs.  Everything is affected by the drugs and withdrawal, they cause an imbalance but your body will heal and rebalance itself in time. Be careful with supplements as some can make things worse, always try a very small dose to begin with to see if there are any reactions.  I will find some links to topics for you to read. . 

 

 

Windows and waves pattern of stabilisation

http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/82-the-windows-and-waves-pattern-of-stabilization/

 

What is withdrawal syndrome

http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/603-what-is-withdrawal-syndrome/

 

About reinstating and stabilising. 

http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/7562-about-reinstating-and-stabilizing-to-reduce-withdrawal-symptoms/

 

Many people here find that fish oil and magnesium help with withdrawal

http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/36-omega-3-fatty-acids-fish-oil/

http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/1300-magnesium-natures-calcium-channel-blocker/

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Deadpool

thanks mamaP. Hoping for better days.

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Deadpool

I have started taking L-Tyrosine supplements. Chances are that I am suffering from dopamine deficiency as the meds which I took lowers the functioning of dopamine receptors. So need to improve the balance again. Will keep informed, so far I am feeling better. Little energy have come up. I can sit on computer the whole day and do stuffs without much fatigue.

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Deadpool

Its been almost 3 months and 2 weeks from withdrawing since I stopped the medicine cold turkey. Improvements in the cognitive ability. But still some short term memory problems. After doctor's checkup of blood test he told me i have to take iron supplements. But lack of enthusiasm and feeling no pleasure in doing activities and watching movies etc. Still no proper and sudden erection on seeing nude pics. My testosterone levels are lower than the lowest level. Need to consult the doctor after 2 weeks with the testosterone, TSH, antibodies blood test. Seeing from here, I can see huge improvement than last month. But still I feel I am not up to my old self which is making me sad. Hope one day i will recover from all this.

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risperdalhater

i'm recovering from risperdal myself. the dead libido is also driving me crazy, i've tried taking herbs for libido, still nothing. i'm 20 years old with dead libido and i'm worried that this will last forever.  have you checked your prolactin levels? i heard risperidone can cause high prolactin (when prolactin goes up, libido goes down). i just checked my prolactin levels and i'm waiting for the results to come in.  keep strong.

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Deadpool

what does your report show @risperdalhater? Mine came normal. Thats driving me crazy. Not able to diagnose anything.

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Deadpool

Its been 4 months since I quit risperdal cold turkey. 1 mg twice daily for 3 months. I am not my old self having passion for everything. Still need a little push to do everything. Feels lazy. No pleasure in activities like watching a movie, hearing a song, doing a hobby etc. No or zero libido. Hope is still there. Waiting for the miracle.

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Deadpool

Hi all.. thought I would update my condition from the beginning.

I was a smart kid who was good in studies. I got admission in good college for architecture. I read holy books like bible and quran a lot and compare it to my life. I read some random verses and derive meaning from it with current life.

 

During my 3rd year, I had a love failure. Then I believed everyone was laughing at me. I again resorted to holy books and stopped talking with everyone. I believed I was the 'chosen one' and the devil was trying to harm me. I believed devil has the power to manipulate others talk and they will harm me. I even suspected my parents. It was pure delusions.

 

I was diagnosed as bipolar from there. I took the medicines believing that God would save me and nothing can harm me. I couldn't learn then and quit architecture for the reason i believed it was not actually my passion. It was all actually the medicines doing the work. I was all sleepy and couldn't study. I quit the architecture. But after few weeks I was completely bedridden and saliva was oozing out of my mouth, I was not able to chew food or even talk.

 

Then I was taken to another hospital and from there they said it was side effect of the medicine and they gave me an injection. I was cured from that state rapidly. They prescribed another class of medicines. Then from home I took the medicines for a while and stopped it completely. After a while I was back to my normal self again. I joined another college writing exams and getting good marks for engineering.

After a year while listening to a song, 'escape' meaning like word was in a song. I believed that was a message to me by God. I got out of the house and started wandering. Then they thought that the bipolar relapse has come and i was again taken to another doctor. I still didn't do the talking to the doctor. I was not being frank with him. I hid all my thoughts and just plainly lied to him. Took the medicines for a few months I was sleepy and all during those time.

 

Then since i knew i don't have bipolar. Its a strong feeling, I again quit drugs. And i was back to normal after a while. I could feel all the emotions and joy and thrill again.

Recently that feeling that I am the chosen one emerged again and i was hospitalised for 10 days with risperidone from there. But since i came back home, I feel no joy for chatting and decrease in libido. I continued the medication for 3 months. Rispond 1mg twice daily. then all my emotions and libido function and the sense of joy went away.

 

I have quit risperidone cold turkey since 4 months. Its been no improvement in the emotional and joy field so far. I recently went to a doctor and told my whole story being open to him. He said I am in my last stage and doesn't need medicines. He suggested me to engage in physical activity. I don't know what will happen.

 

Everything will happen as God wishes. Hope for the best. Still feel no joy from everything. I could feel nothing when my crush was near me when i was in college during the risperidone days. Its continuing till now.

Thanks for the read.

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nicolantana

How are you now?

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Remeron88

Hey,

 

I think you have a decent shot at making a recovery. I was on 1-3 mg risperdal for 2006-2009, went off, and made a full recovery.  However I had a psychotic break and went back on them in 2012, been at 3mg risperdal 200mg zoloft for years, which = 5 mg risperdal due to interaction with zoloft.  For 6 days I was on an additional 5mg zyprexa for a grand total equivalent of 8mg risperdal.  My brain has become numb and lifeless.  However, since you were on a small dose for a short time, and if you don't go back on the drugs, you too may make a full recovery like I did in 2010-2011.

 

Just don't make the mistake of doing hard drugs as that is what caused my psychotic break.  You should be thankful you're not me, as I now have constant tinnitus due to remeron withdrawal as well as being stuck on a big dose of risperdal.  Once you get on any drug, it's really hard to get off and doing so will result in horrible symptoms.

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risperdalhater

Hey,

 

I think you have a decent shot at making a recovery. I was on 1-3 mg risperdal for 2006-2009, went off, and made a full recovery.  However I had a psychotic break and went back on them in 2012, been at 3mg risperdal 200mg zoloft for years, which = 5 mg risperdal due to interaction with zoloft.  For 6 days I was on an additional 5mg zyprexa for a grand total equivalent of 8mg risperdal.  My brain has become numb and lifeless.  However, since you were on a small dose for a short time, and if you don't go back on the drugs, you too may make a full recovery like I did in 2010-2011.

 

Just don't make the mistake of doing hard drugs as that is what caused my psychotic break.  You should be thankful you're not me, as I now have constant tinnitus due to remeron withdrawal as well as being stuck on a big dose of risperdal.  Once you get on any drug, it's really hard to get off and doing so will result in horrible symptoms.

i'm sorry you were on it for 3 years. 3 weeks was hell for me.

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