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   Posted 11/24/2008 10:29 AM (GMT -6)   
My Sister is being injected every fortnight with Risperidone. It is an anti pschotic drug. Since she has taken this her periods have dried up and apparently her body is now producing too much prolactin. Tomoorow she is going for an MRI scan to see if she has a tumour on her pituatary gland. She is also suffering from anxiety so badly that she is not able to get the train home from work in the evening. Her husband has to go and pick her up. Her mental health doctor said that he would reduce her dosage but is not willing to change her medicine. He has said that he can do nothing to help her over anxiety and has made no suggestions at all as to what she should do. I have told her to go and see her GP.
Is there anyone out there who has also taken this medicine and suffered similar side effects?

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   Posted 11/24/2008 1:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I took risperdol for a while, but it made me gain weight. I stopped my periods for nine months, but they came back after I went off of it. That is the only problem that I had with it was the weight gain.

I hope that this helps some.

Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 11/24/2008 6:07 PM (GMT -6)   

I am so sorry about your sister's issues with the med. I do not have any experience with that med.  I hope the MRI goes well and maybe it will even give the Dr. some help in how to help your sister.

Bless you



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