I was eating a slice of Muenster cheese when a large piece went down my airway!
I couldn’t stop gagging!
I told my psychiatrist that I keep choking on my food and water and I suspect that it’s the 4mg of Risperdal.
I asked if I could maybe have my dose lowered a little and she gave me a hard time basically refusing to lower my dose.
We’ll I’ve had it.
I can die like this!
If she refuses to lower my dose I may see a different doctor.
This is fukking unheard of!
Choking on food is scary, i’ve done it in the past and nearly passed out. It can kill you if you’re home alone. Stay safe Wave!
Yeah it is scary and it’s getting worse.
Please describe to your pdoc about how this has developed over time. It’s very dangerous. I choke too, so I get it
From a 2015 case study:
Previous studies have found haloperidol, loxapine, trifluoperazine, olanzapine, risperidone, quetiapine, clozapine, and aripiprazole to be associated with dysphagia . Dysphagia is a rare adverse effect, but it is potentially dangerous to the patient. Fortunately, in most cases, this condition is reversible.
Did you seek medical attention for your dysphagia @ZmaGal?
I have the same problem too but it was worse when I was on 6mg. Its why I went down to 5mg, it still happens but less often. I choke more with water and my own saliva sometimes even during sleep. My dr told me to drink more water but this didnt solve the issue. I know its the risperidone but its the only med I am really stable on.
When I was on clozapine I would literally choke on my own saliva
I worked with a speech language therapist to learn how to swallow again. It’s still difficult sometimes but overall I’m ok
I’m glad you are doing better
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