I’ve been on Risperdal for years. For the past couple years I would only get my period once a year, oddly only in March for the past two years. Then this past March I did not get it. My doctor tested my Prolactin levels and they were high. A few months back I saw a reproductive endocrinologist. He was concerned that the lining of my uterus may be thick and was building as I was not getting my period. He did an ultrasound and found that the lining was normal which is probably why the Provera the gynecologist gave me didn’t work. He also gave me a script for a MRI of my pituitary gland which found a tiny noncancerous tumor in the gland which they were wondering if that was why my Prolactin was high. Just hearing the word tumor freaked me out because all I could think was brain surgery. My pdoc took me off of the Risperdal a little over a month ago. Well today I got my period. I’ve never been this happy to get it. So it was the Risperdal the whole time. I’m very happy, but it sucks because I get killer cramps. Always have. My boyfriend and I are going on an overnight trip in a couple of weeks and will be intimate. He said it’s good I got it now and not when we go to Atlantic City. He’s so good to me, because tonight when we went out I told him I was hurting and he asked if I wanted to call it a night. I hated to do that but I’m glad to be home. Now I can curl up with a heating pad.
Just wanted to share this so any women who are on Risperdal can know about this side effect. I have a script to check my Prolactin and so I’m curious now if they will be normal.