I've been taking 0.5 mg of Risperidone at night for one week. I wonder if at this low dose, if it can lead to the problems mentioned in this page: serious health complications, including diabetes and nervous system disorders. My doctor prescribed it to me because I am anxious but especially because of my alimentary mania (being vegetarian without gluten, without milk, etc. and after that, being a frugivore, which is eating just fruits, legumes and some nuts and thinking about food all the time).
I felt a bit oppressed by my father (too much for reality) because of the pressure to be like others, to work, to be fast, but I'm a bit TDA without hyperactivity and not very confident. My doctor gave me Risperdal and it made me feel a bit down, and somnolent. I went to the hospital some days after because I was more worried about summer jobs and pressure from my father about it and about the fact that I was about to move on to live in a other town in few weeks and I was worried about telling him because I was scared to see his reaction (because I would be obligated to take my money from school to pay a bigger apartment, etc.). Then, the pressure was too strong. I felt hopeless about not to be able to tell him and not to be able to find work because I felt a bit sick and I wanted to have a summer break to get better. I knew that in the psychiatric hospital, I could go and not think about it.
I went there and the doctor didn't really understand why I came to the hospital, but decided that I could stay one night and see the psychiatrist. It was my psychiatrist who was at the hospital that morning, and I was surprised. That night they gave me 25mg of seroquel. The morning after, I was a bit tired, but my head was relaxed for one time in my life and a bit clearer. When I went out after seeing my doctor, I went back to my house.
I stopped taking the Risperdal because I found that it made me too depressed. About a week after, I told my father that I was about to move on to an other town and he took it well. About working, my psychiatrist told me about help for people with physical or psychological handicaps; it's a place that help us to find adapted work. Then, I told my father that and all was good for him. My move went OK and working was OK. I felt better after that.
About my alimentation mania. I was a little scared to talk to my father during this year because of my father's pressure. I got sick because of it a year ago. Before that, I was a bit anxious and a little paranoid about my father. Sometimes I was scared to call him or answer to the phone because I felt pressure.
In all my life (I am 25 years old), I always had a hyperactive thoughts or hypervigilance. My head does not slow down. I'm always on. Even when I'm on summer vacation, I feel stressed. I feel like I've always got something important to do in my head, but I don't have any responsibilities. Anyway, I took the Risperdal again because my psychiatrist told me again that the little feeling of somnolence is just in the beginning. Then, I took it again because I didn't feel better.
Now I talk more with my dad. I made peace with him because he showed he understood, and also, I eat more normally now. It is not because of the medoc, but because of my reconciliation with my dad, because, when all of that was good, I wasn't taking Risperdal. I take it again now for other reasons, like because of my spinning thoughts. My head is always on. I can't think about practical things in my life; I am just in my head. I think a lot about getting better. Since I was a child, my head was like that. I'm not hyperactive; I just have spinning thoughts.
I just can't slow down inside my head. Maybe because there are too many things in my head so I can't concentrate and it slows me down. When I was kid, everyone laughed at me and told me I was slow. I have always being a kind, calm person, but I find it difficult to live in my head. I wonder if Risperdal will work for me. And I wonder if it will cause long-term health disorders.
Some days ago, I thought about taking the 25 mg of seroquel because of the good effect it had on me when I was in in the hospital for a day. Everything was so much clearer. Yes, it is a sedative, and I felt slowed down, but better than the effect of Risperdal. Risperdal doesn't work with my thoughts and makes my head feel heavy and slowed down.
With the Seroquel, I think it was just my body that was sedated and it calmed down my spinning thoughts. I felt great. It was just 25 mg. These days, I've been thinking about taking seroquel on a regular basis. I read that it was good for anxiety with 25 mg. But in high doses (like 200 or 400 mg), there are a lot of bad side effects, but in low doses, there are a lot of good effects on anxiety for people like me. But today, I'm not sure if it helps a bit more than my Risperdal. I see my psychiatrist in about three weeks, so I will see if Risperdal works well or not.
Anyway, if you read a bit of my profile, then you can suggest things. But especially tell me about the health dangers with 0.5 mg of Risperdal or, if I take Seroquel, if 25mg can have bad effects on my health or if it's just in high doses.