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How long does it take to completely recover from risperdal consta?

 

I switched from risperdal consta to latuda end december 2017 but I must still be affected by it, since I'm still impotent (I got this condition while on risperdal consta).

Risperdal 3 mg 2014-2015

Abilify 10 mg 2015-2017

Risperdal consta 37,5 mg 2017

Latuda 37 mg 2018

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Hello, Griqua, and welcome to SA.

 

There is no definite answer to your question about how long it takes to recover from taking psychiatric drugs.  It varies from person to person.  For some it make be a matter of a few months, for others longer.  Regarding your impotence, also known as PSSD, this is a common withdrawal effects\.  Again, there is no set answer as to how long to recover from this, although generally with time you will recover.  Time is the greatest healer in going off psychiatric drugs.

 

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Thx for the reply! Have you heard about similar stories with PSSD and risperdal consta? Just so that I could get a frame of reference...

 

Risperdal 3 mg 2014-2015

Abilify 10 mg 2015-2017

Risperdal consta 37,5 mg 2017

Latuda 37 mg 2018

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We have a topic here about PSSD:  PSSD Post-SSRI sexual dysfunction

2001–2002 paroxetine

2003  citalopram

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2016  Aug off paroxetine
2016  citalopram May 20mg  Oct 15mg … slow taper down
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It seems to me that withdrawal from risperdal consta takes longer than withdrawal from risperdal oral. Is that correct?

 

Also sometimes, I find it hard to go on waiting for my libido to return. Psychologically I mean. How do you cope with that?

Risperdal 3 mg 2014-2015

Abilify 10 mg 2015-2017

Risperdal consta 37,5 mg 2017

Latuda 37 mg 2018

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Hi Griqua,

We might be able to be more helpful if you put a bit more detail in your signature. Are you still taking Latuda? What doses? How did you switch over?

 

When did this symptom start? Was it while you were taking Risperdal consta, or after you stopped taking it?

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It started while I was on Risperdal consta. I had lost my libido on abilify then went off abilify and after 11/2 year, I got my libido back. But so did my psychosis. So I was hospitalized back in september 2017 and put on 3 mg risperdal then consta 14 days injections I think 37 mg on three occations. On 20th of december I switched to latuda 18 mg and then upped to 37 mg.  I've been on that latuda dose since. I don't think I can do without meds and latuda is not as sedative as risperdal.

Risperdal 3 mg 2014-2015

Abilify 10 mg 2015-2017

Risperdal consta 37,5 mg 2017

Latuda 37 mg 2018

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Anyone?

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Risperdal consta 37,5 mg 2017

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Hi Grigua, I am sorry we didn't see your last post. The forum is very busy and poata move down the page very quickly. 

 

How are you feeling with the latuda? Apart from the libido are there any other side effects? Is it helping you? 

**I am not a medical professional, if in doubt please consult a doctor with withdrawal knowledge.

 

 

Different drugs occasionally (mostly benzos) 1976 - 1981 (no problem)

1993 - 2002 in and out of hospital. every type of drug + ECT. Staring with seroxat

2002  effexor. 

Tapered  March 2012 to March 2013, ending with 5 beads.

Withdrawal April 2013 . Reinstated 5 beads reduced to 4 beads May 2013

Restarted taper  Nov 2013  

OFF EFFEXOR Feb 2015    :D 

Tapered atenolol and omeprazole Dec 2013 - May 2014

 

Tapering tramadol, Feb 2015 100mg , March 2015 50mg  

 July 2017 30mg.  May 15 2018 25mg

Taking fish oil, magnesium, B12, folic acid, bilberry eyebright for eye pressure. 

 

My story http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/4199-hello-mammap-checking-in/page-33

 

Lesson learned, slow down taper at lower doses. Taper no more than 10% of CURRENT dose if possible

 

 

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Hello, Griqua.

 

Sexual dysfunction is a common side effect of antipsychotics, including Latuda. If you lower your dosage to the lowest dose effective for controlling your symptoms, the side effect of sexual dysfunction may diminish as well.

 

However, going on and off drugs confuses your nervous system more and it may take a long time for it to settle down. How are you feeling on Latuda, how much are you taking, and at what time of day?

 

When you went off RIsperdal Consta, what were the symptoms that caused you to take Latuda?

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Hello Altostrata thank you very much for posting a comment

 

I am at the lowest possible dose of latuda at 37 mg. I take just before bed with a bowel of rice (usually). I feel okay. It is definitely much more pleasant than risperdal, abilify or risperdal consta (three 37,5 mg injections). I went off risperdal consta because of the impotence problems but after 7 months I haven't recovered yet. I have also paid an expensive private psychiatrist to look into it and he says it can't be latuda but that the risperdal consta might have effected some brain cells. But I don't know.

 

I've been on risperdal before, lost my potence and recovered in 6 months time. I after I recovered from impotence from abilify, I got my psychosis back and I' thought that I'd go back to risperdal because I knew I could recover. Only this time, they gave me injections instead of pills and I feel it's a completely different drug. Then latuda was introduced to the country I live in and I went straight to that and I'm fairly positive feel less sedated not suicidal. Only I want my libido back.

 

I would also like to ask what sort of signs should I be looking for and whether risperdal consta takes longer to leave the body than risperdal oral?

 

Thank you so much for posting!

Risperdal 3 mg 2014-2015

Abilify 10 mg 2015-2017

Risperdal consta 37,5 mg 2017

Latuda 37 mg 2018

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I am sorry I wish we could tell you when you will get your feelings back, but everyone is different.  You could still be experiencing some withdrawal from riperidol, it doesn't matter how long it takes to leave the body, what is important is that it changes the way the brain works and when the drug is taken away the brain has to adjust to the change to a different drug. You seem to be doing quite well which is good, except for the libido, You have recovered before which is a good sign. Have you thought about very slowly reducing your dose to 18.5? Doctors do not accepot that such a low dose can be helpful but many people find very low dose of a drug can be just as effective but the dose HAS to be reduced slowly.  

 

We don't have a topic for tapering latuda, but we have one that explains how to make a liquid from tablets or capsules. 

https://www.survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/2693-how-to-make-a-liquid-from-tablets-or-capsules/

 

With your history I would recommend Brassmonkey's sliding scale method

https://www.survivingantidepressants.org/topic/17671-the-brassmonkey-slide-method-of-micro-tapering/

 

**I am not a medical professional, if in doubt please consult a doctor with withdrawal knowledge.

 

 

Different drugs occasionally (mostly benzos) 1976 - 1981 (no problem)

1993 - 2002 in and out of hospital. every type of drug + ECT. Staring with seroxat

2002  effexor. 

Tapered  March 2012 to March 2013, ending with 5 beads.

Withdrawal April 2013 . Reinstated 5 beads reduced to 4 beads May 2013

Restarted taper  Nov 2013  

OFF EFFEXOR Feb 2015    :D 

Tapered atenolol and omeprazole Dec 2013 - May 2014

 

Tapering tramadol, Feb 2015 100mg , March 2015 50mg  

 July 2017 30mg.  May 15 2018 25mg

Taking fish oil, magnesium, B12, folic acid, bilberry eyebright for eye pressure. 

 

My story http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/4199-hello-mammap-checking-in/page-33

 

Lesson learned, slow down taper at lower doses. Taper no more than 10% of CURRENT dose if possible

 

 

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How long could such an adjustment take? I don't think my psychiatrist will accept a lower dose, unfortunately. I am also still dependent on coffee to keep me going.

Risperdal 3 mg 2014-2015

Abilify 10 mg 2015-2017

Risperdal consta 37,5 mg 2017

Latuda 37 mg 2018

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I had to keep collecting prescriptions for 37.5 of effexor because my doctor said I couldn't have a lower dose. I had to do my own taper. It is the same with the drug I am tapering now. My doctor can't give me a lower dose so I collect the prescriptions for 50mg and make a liquid from the powder.   We have to be very inventive with our tapering!  

**I am not a medical professional, if in doubt please consult a doctor with withdrawal knowledge.

 

 

Different drugs occasionally (mostly benzos) 1976 - 1981 (no problem)

1993 - 2002 in and out of hospital. every type of drug + ECT. Staring with seroxat

2002  effexor. 

Tapered  March 2012 to March 2013, ending with 5 beads.

Withdrawal April 2013 . Reinstated 5 beads reduced to 4 beads May 2013

Restarted taper  Nov 2013  

OFF EFFEXOR Feb 2015    :D 

Tapered atenolol and omeprazole Dec 2013 - May 2014

 

Tapering tramadol, Feb 2015 100mg , March 2015 50mg  

 July 2017 30mg.  May 15 2018 25mg

Taking fish oil, magnesium, B12, folic acid, bilberry eyebright for eye pressure. 

 

My story http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/4199-hello-mammap-checking-in/page-33

 

Lesson learned, slow down taper at lower doses. Taper no more than 10% of CURRENT dose if possible

 

 

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risperdalhater did you eventually recover and do you know other recovery stories?

 

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13 minutes ago, Griqua said:

risperdalhater did you eventually recover and do you know other recovery stories?

 

 

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Thx Is it general that it takes 14 months or so. I've discussed with several people on facebook who never recovered

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On Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 7:49 PM, GiaK said:

hi Vaseadude,

I withdrew from Risperdal. Lots of it. A whole 11mg!!

 

it's a drug not to be trifled with. You need to go REALLY slowly, just like with antidepressants and with benzos. It's best to not make an additional cut until your body has recovered from the last one if that is at all possible...and if you have any history with psychosis or delusional thinking it's even more important to take it really uber slow.

 

that said, it's very possible to do...

 

the general rule of 10% cuts of total current dose...that is taught here for ADs works quite well...sometimes it makes sense to do smaller cuts.

 

I got liquid risperdal which made it easier.

 

when I got down to the really tiny doses I diluted the liquid with distilled water (carefully measured) so as to make even smaller cuts possible.

 

good luck!

Giak how long did it take for you to recover onde you stopped risperdal consta ?

Risperdal 3 mg 2014-2015

Abilify 10 mg 2015-2017

Risperdal consta 37,5 mg 2017

Latuda 37 mg 2018

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I never took consta...I took tablets and then a liquid to come off. I also had several other drugs to come off of...that was many years ago. I still have protracted issues. I'm not the norm really...I was on 6 different drugs all of which were prescribed at crazy high doses and I had to come off all of them. 

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Can you doing with out drugs today then ?

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What do you do to keep up courage?

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support from friends or family, support from this forum

trying to remember difficult things you've done in your life and finding strength and courage from that

 

some ppl have a religious faith that helps them

 

reminding yourself that the hard time is only temporary- things will change, things will be better

 

 

  • pysch med history: 1974 @ age 18 to Oct 2017 (approx 43 yrs total)
  •  Drug list: stelazine, haldol, elavil, lithium, zoloft, celexa, lexapro(doses as high as 40mgs), klonopin, ambien, seroquel(high doses), depakote, zyprexa, lamictal- plus brief trials of dozens of other psych meds over the years
  • started lexapro 2002, dose varied from 20mgs to 40mgs. I tried to get off it several times. WD symptoms were mistaken for "relapse". 
  •  2013 too fast taper down to 5mg but WD forced me back to 20mgs
  •  June of 2105, tapered again too rapidly to 2.5mgs by Dec 2015. Found SA, held at 2.5 mgs til May 2016 when I foolishly "jumped off". Crashed in Sept, reinstated at 0.3mgs in Oct. 2106
  • Tapered off to zero by  Oct. 2017 Doing very well
  • Nov. 2018 feel 95% healed, current age 63 
  • Jan. 2020 feel 100% healed, peaceful and content 
  • Aug 2021, loving life ❤️ 
 
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Sometimes, I have a hard time trying to convince myself that things will be better.

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I know 

It's part of this process.

 

just try to say good things to yourself, that you are strong, you are brave, even if you dont' believe it, it WILL help. 

 

 

are you currently tapering off a medication?

  • pysch med history: 1974 @ age 18 to Oct 2017 (approx 43 yrs total)
  •  Drug list: stelazine, haldol, elavil, lithium, zoloft, celexa, lexapro(doses as high as 40mgs), klonopin, ambien, seroquel(high doses), depakote, zyprexa, lamictal- plus brief trials of dozens of other psych meds over the years
  • started lexapro 2002, dose varied from 20mgs to 40mgs. I tried to get off it several times. WD symptoms were mistaken for "relapse". 
  •  2013 too fast taper down to 5mg but WD forced me back to 20mgs
  •  June of 2105, tapered again too rapidly to 2.5mgs by Dec 2015. Found SA, held at 2.5 mgs til May 2016 when I foolishly "jumped off". Crashed in Sept, reinstated at 0.3mgs in Oct. 2106
  • Tapered off to zero by  Oct. 2017 Doing very well
  • Nov. 2018 feel 95% healed, current age 63 
  • Jan. 2020 feel 100% healed, peaceful and content 
  • Aug 2021, loving life ❤️ 
 
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Well sort of. I was on risperdal consta and lost my libido and energy. So I switched to latuda which shouldn't have these properties. But it feels like the risperidone is still there and I'm still impotent and groggy have difficulty waking up in the morning. I'd like to work and have family but as I get older that dream doesn't seem to materialize.

 

Risperdal 3 mg 2014-2015

Abilify 10 mg 2015-2017

Risperdal consta 37,5 mg 2017

Latuda 37 mg 2018

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so you tapered off the risperdal in 2017 but started taking latuda this year?

when did you start the latuda?

what made you decide to take that?

 

you can have a good life, but it takes time for the effect of these drugs to get out of your system and for your brain to go back to how it was before you took them.

 

if you are still taking a drug, I don't know how that factors into things

 

most of these drugs were never truly proven to be effective; they mostly just dull our feelings or sometimes make us feel more energetic but they all come with lots of side effects

 

 

  • pysch med history: 1974 @ age 18 to Oct 2017 (approx 43 yrs total)
  •  Drug list: stelazine, haldol, elavil, lithium, zoloft, celexa, lexapro(doses as high as 40mgs), klonopin, ambien, seroquel(high doses), depakote, zyprexa, lamictal- plus brief trials of dozens of other psych meds over the years
  • started lexapro 2002, dose varied from 20mgs to 40mgs. I tried to get off it several times. WD symptoms were mistaken for "relapse". 
  •  2013 too fast taper down to 5mg but WD forced me back to 20mgs
  •  June of 2105, tapered again too rapidly to 2.5mgs by Dec 2015. Found SA, held at 2.5 mgs til May 2016 when I foolishly "jumped off". Crashed in Sept, reinstated at 0.3mgs in Oct. 2106
  • Tapered off to zero by  Oct. 2017 Doing very well
  • Nov. 2018 feel 95% healed, current age 63 
  • Jan. 2020 feel 100% healed, peaceful and content 
  • Aug 2021, loving life ❤️ 
 
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hi Griqua

I was on a lot of different drugs from the age of 18 to just recently

 

I am now 62


I am almost fully recovered. I don't take any drugs at all, not even an aspirin

 

It can take a long time, but it does happen, you can recover. It's frustrating because we want to feel well NOW

 

try to find things to distract yourself while your body and your brain is healing.

unfortunately, time is what your brain needs.

 

 

if you don't mind my asking, how old are you? 

  • pysch med history: 1974 @ age 18 to Oct 2017 (approx 43 yrs total)
  •  Drug list: stelazine, haldol, elavil, lithium, zoloft, celexa, lexapro(doses as high as 40mgs), klonopin, ambien, seroquel(high doses), depakote, zyprexa, lamictal- plus brief trials of dozens of other psych meds over the years
  • started lexapro 2002, dose varied from 20mgs to 40mgs. I tried to get off it several times. WD symptoms were mistaken for "relapse". 
  •  2013 too fast taper down to 5mg but WD forced me back to 20mgs
  •  June of 2105, tapered again too rapidly to 2.5mgs by Dec 2015. Found SA, held at 2.5 mgs til May 2016 when I foolishly "jumped off". Crashed in Sept, reinstated at 0.3mgs in Oct. 2106
  • Tapered off to zero by  Oct. 2017 Doing very well
  • Nov. 2018 feel 95% healed, current age 63 
  • Jan. 2020 feel 100% healed, peaceful and content 
  • Aug 2021, loving life ❤️ 
 
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I don't really have a choice not to take medications (I can be forcibly hospitalized if I don't) and frankly I don't think I can do without them.

 

I took latuda from the 20th of december 2017 so it's been 7 and 1/2 months. Before that I was on risperdal consta which I my experience has a different side effects profile than oral. I was told that latuda was the newest with the least side effects.

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18 hours ago, Griqua said:

I don't really have a choice not to take medications (I can be forcibly hospitalized if I don't) and frankly I don't think I can do without them.

 

I took latuda from the 20th of december 2017 so it's been 7 and 1/2 months. Before that I was on risperdal consta which I my experience has a different side effects profile than oral. I was told that latuda was the newest with the least side effects.

oh I am sorry to hear that

 

I don't know anything about latuda

 

I hope you feel better soon!!

  • pysch med history: 1974 @ age 18 to Oct 2017 (approx 43 yrs total)
  •  Drug list: stelazine, haldol, elavil, lithium, zoloft, celexa, lexapro(doses as high as 40mgs), klonopin, ambien, seroquel(high doses), depakote, zyprexa, lamictal- plus brief trials of dozens of other psych meds over the years
  • started lexapro 2002, dose varied from 20mgs to 40mgs. I tried to get off it several times. WD symptoms were mistaken for "relapse". 
  •  2013 too fast taper down to 5mg but WD forced me back to 20mgs
  •  June of 2105, tapered again too rapidly to 2.5mgs by Dec 2015. Found SA, held at 2.5 mgs til May 2016 when I foolishly "jumped off". Crashed in Sept, reinstated at 0.3mgs in Oct. 2106
  • Tapered off to zero by  Oct. 2017 Doing very well
  • Nov. 2018 feel 95% healed, current age 63 
  • Jan. 2020 feel 100% healed, peaceful and content 
  • Aug 2021, loving life ❤️ 
 
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But do you know something about risperdal consta ? How long will it take ?

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2 hours ago, Griqua said:

But do you know something about risperdal consta ? How long will it take ?

 

How long will what take?

 

Latuda is a different drug but it also has typical anti-psychotic side effects, which could be maintaining your grogginess and sexual dysfunction.

 

As mammaP said last month, reducing the Latuda dosage is the only avenue for reducing the side effects. You need to tell your psychiatrist you cannot function at all at this current dosage and need to reduce it. However, if you are in "the system" for psychotic symptoms, you need to be careful not reduce to so low a dosage that those symptoms emerge.

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So if i cant go any lower i should just live with it ? Sometimes i can feel an odd tingling in my chest . Could that be a sign ?

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Does anyone know what psycho motorics is?

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How long can withdrawal syndromet last for risperdal and long acting risperdal injections ?

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