Risperidone withdrawal! And I’m dropping it from a high dose too (3mg) so I pretty much wanna die right now. I feel like Pansdisease. ■■■■■■■ idiot psychiatrists. I never needed this crap. This is so much freakin’ worse than any street drug I’ve ever been on. I feel like a heroin addict. No wonder you guys always get shoved in the hospital when you try to go off your meds.
withdrawal results from the patient’s brain becoming accustomed to
having a certain level of the drug present and then having the level of
medication reduced suddenly. The patient’s system reacts to the sudden
loss of the medication by triggering withdrawal systems. The severity of
the symptoms will depend on how long the person was taking the drug and
what dosage was being ingested. The patient may complain of feeling
irritable, or the process may trigger episodes of distorted thought
processes, highly elevated or depressed mood states.
risperidone withdrawal, the patient and his or her doctor should work
together to decrease the dosage being taken over time. A plan will be
put in place to slowly wean the patient off the drug. Stopping the drug
all at once means the patient’s brain chemistry doesn’t have time to
adjust to the change in medication levels. A slow tapering off of the
medication is not a guarantee that risperidone withdrawal symptoms can be completely avoided, but this strategy can make the process more comfortable for the individual.
In cases where a person
going through risperidone withdrawal experiences symptoms of bipolar
disorder or schizophrenia, the physician should not rule out the
possibility that the patient has one of these mental disorders. Since
there is no laboratory test which can accurately diagnose a mental
illness, doctors must rely on the patient’s account of his or her
symptoms and interpret them accordingly. Symptoms associated with
stopping the medication may be a sign that the patient has a mental
illness which needs to be diagnosed and treated appropriately."
God I can’t believe psychiatrists call them selves real doctors. No wonder all the other doctors laugh at psychiatrists and tell them they’re not real doctors. Their answer to all problems under the sun is to take a pill, which I’m sure they don’t take themselves.