Slurred Speech

I have been slurring my words when I speak.
Anyone else get this?
It sounds like I’m drugged, but it’s most likely the meds anyway.
Going down a bit on the risperidone, I’ll see if this makes a difference.
I hate this ■■■■■■■ illness.


Does your doctor know about this, Wave? So sorry you’re going through this.

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Yes I told her and she lowered my risperidone from 4mg to 3mg.
Thanks for your concern @Tomasina! :slight_smile:


My speech was slurred on Depakote. I hope the lowered dose helps you.

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@Wave. That really bites. Feel for ya

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Yeah I have a feeling that it’s the Depakote, but she is adamant about not touching the Depakote dose.
Instead she’s lowering the risperidone.

I understand that in your case. You got to a pretty worrying place. I hope the risperidone reduction helps.

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Risperidone has possible side effects, and some of these are rare but serious

Go to a doctor or hospital straight away if you get any of the following symptoms:

swelling, pain, and redness in the leg, which may lead to chest pain and difficulty breathing. This might be a blood clot.
feeling a sudden change in your mental state, or difficulty with your memory
sudden weakness or numbness of your face, arms or legs, especially on one side, **or slurred speech, even for a short period of time.** This may be a stroke.

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