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Fausto33: Anhedonia due to antipsychotics

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Hi guy, i tell my history, i take 1 injection of paliperidone and 4 weeks pills of risperidone, i suffer from severe side effect…. unable to thoughts, unable to have emotions, libido, imagination its very very sick … i lose hope i stop medication since 7 month, 7 month later the side effect Don't go away.. anyone who have hope or suffer with this same **** best wishes.

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Hello, Fausto33, and welcome to SA.


Unfortunately, the negative effects of these drugs, whether from withdrawal or an adverse reaction (the results are very similar) can last a long time.  Do not lose hope: these symptom eventually improve, but it will take much longer than you would like and that it will be a frustrating experience.  The following link on how long withdrawal takes will give you some information about time frame.


How Long Is Withdrawal Going to Take? 


Emotional anesthesia, such as the symptoms you describe, is a very common effect of psychiatric drugs. Please stay as calm as possible about this, it will very gradually fade away.


We don't recommend a lot of supplements on SA, as many members report being sensitive to them due to our over-reactive nervous systems, but two supplements that we do recommend are magnesium and omega 3 (fish oil). Many people find these to be calming to the nervous system. 




Please research all supplements first and only add in one at a time and at a low dose in case you do experience problems.
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Hi @Fausto33 & Welcome to the Group!  Hang in there, things do get better!


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It can take a long time to recover from injections 

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