RISPERDAL CONSTA Reviews

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 3  Forced too (Committed) Going through withdrawal from Risperdal consta right now . It hasn't been easy or fun, although I'm on another medication to manage my symptoms. I am most definitely experiencing withdrawal. Who knows how long this will last!? My symptoms: I feel nauseous, hallucinations, shaking in my brain, anxiety heightened, slight mania, cried a few times Advice would be great from people have gone through Risperdal withdrawal. 27 2 years
1X D
11/27/2020
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 3   All of these meds will cause brain atrophy and the death of who you once were! Yay. Brain lobotomy in a injection.. Your drive? doesn't exist. Your creativity gone, your humor? gone. You're much slower, but Your mental health in Tact :D If needed TAKE the medication. RC helped calm me down and control symptoms when I needed it, it worked! However, I got off Injection after almost 3 years because it caused me TD in mouth, So I switched over to another medication (oral tabs) to calm me down. Hoping it works, as I'm going through the transition right now. *Weight gain *Feeling hot at times *Breathing problems *Hives *Read about eps RC potentially causes *Read about the mechanism of how this medication works in your brain 24 3 years
1X D
11/24/2020
 1  private reasons A near-complete depletion of typical thinking abilities; possibly lowered intelligence by >30% or more (there are no new ideas in my mind, but I used to have new ideas constantly). Extremely little physical energy. (Can't stay awake for more than 9 hours a day; can't exercise strenuously; can hardly move around to finish basic self-care tasks). Stopped enjoying music. (used to be obsessed with it). No longer can learn enough to go to work or to attend school. Cannot sustain even basic usefulness around the house (with house chores). Gained weight. Muscle stiffness. (Can't exercise properly). Constant physical restlessness. This injection is the limiting factor which ruins my ability to work or go to school or initiate worthwhile projects during my free-time. While not as bad as Invega Sustenna, I now have next to no new thoughts, think in extremely repetitive and short-form, fragmentary loops, and can't come up with anything productive to focus on while I'm getting medicated with Risperdal Consta. The injections hurt to receive. I miss being able to come up with multiple writing projects each week; now I have nothing to evidence to friends, family or medical caretakers about what I've been working on. Because I work on nothing. All I can do now is exist as a passive consumer of others' content. Creating anything original is no longer possible. This hellish thing keeps stopping me from being able to survive without help from my aging parents. I frequently think of the possibility of having to go homeless thanks to this drug; at least homelessness would let me get away from the antipsychotics which ruin my ability to be productive in any way. Whoever made this injection surely hadn't taken enough of it to discover that it could be very quickly life-ruining, just like Invega Sustenna could. I have been given possibly permanent brain-damage by these medical injection-givers. Forgiveness seems impossible. M 26 6 times
unknown 6X AN
10/30/2020
 1  private reasons A near-complete depletion of typical thinking abilities; possibly lowered intelligence by >30% or more (there are no new ideas in my mind, but I used to have new ideas constantly). Extremely little physical energy. (Can't stay awake for more than 9 hours a day; can't exercise strenuously; can hardly move around to finish basic self-care tasks). Stopped enjoying music. (used to be obsessed with it). No longer can learn enough to go to work or to attend school. Cannot sustain even basic usefulness around the house (with house chores). Gained weight. Muscle stiffness. (Can't exercise properly). Constant physical restlessness. This injection is the limiting factor which ruins my ability to work or go to school or initiate worthwhile projects during my free-time. While not as bad as Invega Sustenna, I now have next to no new thoughts, think in extremely repetitive and short-form, fragmentary loops, and can't come up with anything productive to focus on while I'm getting medicated with Risperdal Consta. The injections hurt to receive. I miss being able to come up with multiple writing projects each week; now I have nothing to evidence to friends, family or medical caretakers about what I've been working on. Because I work on nothing. All I can do now is exist as a passive consumer of others' content. Creating anything original is no longer possible. This hellish thing keeps stopping me from being able to survive without help from my aging parents. I frequently think of the possibility of having to go homeless thanks to this drug; at least homelessness would let me get away from the antipsychotics which ruin my ability to be productive in any way. Whoever made this injection surely hadn't taken enough of it to discover that it could be very quickly life-ruining, just like Invega Sustenna could. I have been given possibly permanent brain-damage by these medical injection-givers. Forgiveness seems impossible. M 26 6 times
unknown 6X AN
10/30/2020
 3  Schizoaffective Out of all antipsychotics I've been on Consta gives me least side effects, the few include drowsiness, apathy, weight gain, muscle stiffness and chewing on empty mouth. Yuck! It took me 10 years to come off the inj onto orals, but had a relapse recently, now forced by cto back on depot shots Chemical straightjacket! F 42 12 years
25
5/27/2020
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 1  anger i feel hardly breath, sleepy,lost ability,hard to communication,feel like zombie. if you dont have any psychosis, dont ever try this drug. it making you more disability. 25 2 months
2 mg x 2 p
9/30/2019
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 2  P Schizophrenia Everything tbh. Injection always better than tablet. Tar dive dyskinesia, had to get botulinum injections around my eyes for plebraspasm, eyes closing. Fatigue! Sleeping all the hours. Still managed work part time. Photophobia, couldn’t look at a screen would get headaches and have to sit in a darkened room and console myself. Aches and pains, bad back, muscoskeletal issues felt much older than I was decrepit. Couldn’t drink on it would become volatile days later. Many psychological problems on it agitation and irritability. Weight gain My psychosis came about many years after smoking weed at uni. Which no doubt created a pharmacological imbalance. Risperidone caused me so much suffering it was the punishment I knew it would be and I would have to go through it. I could still function on it and in fact have just been taken off it. But the negatives for me were significant of which there seemed to be no way of eliciting this for the cpn or dr. Because once labelled with the diagnosis even if you make good ground on your health there is still far too much latency in being withdrawn. There as stigmatised as we are patients. Hey ho M 34 12 years
100mgs p/m 1X M
12/13/2018
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 2  Schizophrenia Constantly tired and no ambition to do anything after receiving injections for 1 year! Also; extreme Weight Gain! This medicine helped with my dillusions but caused extreme tiredness and weight gain! F 62 2 weeks
25 mg
5/15/2017
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 1  schizophrenia My sister is so sick and can't move from this medicine. It is like she is paralized. I showed the psychiatrist this and he said he knows of the side effects. He acted like he didn't even care. What a ****! I am trying everything I can to get her off of this poison. She is so sick I think she is dying. She was full of energy and now there is nothing. She is screaming and crying every day. She seemed fine to me mentally but they keep injecting her. I hope it don't kill her. Please say prayers for my sister. Pray they stop giving her the medicine. I think it is evil what they are doing to her. She can't move or walk. F 33 1 years
25 1X D
1/17/2017
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 1  to get raped My son got tortured by this drug. He is now in heaven. He begged and begged for his life. They would not stop. I begged them too. God please send them to Hell. My son died after 6 shots. He said the room kept spinning, his gut hurt, burning sensation all over his body, his tongue swelled up, dry mouth, head felt like it was spilt open, shaking non stop, gained weight, couldn't move hands, couldn't breath, couldn't see, pain in both arms, heart going fast, sweating like crazy and alot more. How in the world can they sell this. The reason anybody would say this shot helps is because they are mental and should not even respond to this because there opinion is not right. M 20 6 months
1 shot 1X M
12/26/2016
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 1  forced: substance-induced psychosis Complete soul and mind destroyer. My brain feels like an empty shell. Almost everything that was 'me' has been erased - thoughts, memories etc. I'm no longer a human. This drug has taken away everything that made me human. No longer have a soul and my mind is so weak now that it functions at the level of a chimpanzee. Can't understand anything I read or hear any more. The whole world has disappeared. Don't recognize family any more. Am completely disconnected from everything. Friends no longer exist in my awareness. Each moment is lived in intense shock. There's no real memory left to speak of or whatever is left is but a faint whisper and without any soul attached to it. Pure blank. I have lost almost all my God given intelligence. I have even been eternally damned the drug has destroyed that much of my brain/mind. Much of what I have learned in life has been erased. It's like this drug just shredded up my brain tissue to nothing. God has left my awareness. There is no more God or 'me Started the injections in March 2015 and ended May 2015 yet it only got worse after they were stopped. Month by month my brain/mind kept deteriorating, becoming more void like; empty of anything human like; emotion, conscience, creativity, intelligence. And it keeps getting worse and the fear grows deeper and deeper. WHAT HAS THIS DRUG DONE TO ME? I am no more. End of life, end of soul eternally. I can't believe I have to be like this forever more even beyond the death of my body. What an horrendous curse. Never in my wildest imaginings could I have anticipated such incredible loss of 'me', everything that I am. No memory of yesterday, just stuck in this moment to moment loveless, mindless void. I wonder is there any chance whatsoever of anything being healed or brought back to life! Yet almost 8 months after having stopped the injections my mind keeps slipping away more and more. It's like the poison just keeps seeping deeper and deeper into my brain. I'll be more than a vegetable in no time by the looks of it. Just what exactly do they put into these injections? Anyone have anything to tell me that could give me some hope? M 36 2 months
35 mg 2X M
1/10/2016
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 1  psychosis I wish I never tried the shot. I thought it would be better than taking pills every day. I am so sick. It's been a 2 months after the shot and I can't do anything. It is a bad sickness that is scaring me. I pray it goes away but keeps getting worse. I can't stand it. I took a sick leave at work. I can't get out of bed or think. I can't stand the headache. My body feel funny and I don't want to die. There is nothing the doctor could do. How can this be. I am stupid for trying it. Don't take it. I think I am going to die. It is something that is unreal. Is this death coming. Does any body know? email me. Why me god, why me. F 24 1 days
1X D
11/16/2015
 1  misdiadnosed schizophrenia my dad died from terrible side effects from this drug. My dad was healthy and he was screaming non stop after he got his first shot. he was in so much pain. he suffer more than any man. this stuff is torture. it will kill you. M 49 9 months
shot 1X M
11/1/2015
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 1  misdiagnosed with schitzophrenia diabetes, going to get my right foot amputated next week and the other one probably later in the year, loud tinnitus, it's worse than my feet, verry painful and deadly, blindness and blurry watery painful eyes. gained 100 lbs in 6 months, bed ridden after 2nd shot, 15 types of headaches all at the time only 5 go away with advil, dizzy all the time and falling over, tons of stomache pains and back pains, can't move my toes, head, feet and hands swollen, a sick feeling that gets worse every day, terrible, it hurts to breathe, move, and blink. I got to many torturous pains to mention. I can't believe I am still living after everything I went through with this drug. It is poison I can't believe they still sell it. I didn't even have schizophrenia i had encephalitus. Let others know they might have this too. you need antibiotic not deadly, sudoscience meds. SCIENTOLOGY! STOP FORCED DRUGGING! M 42 6 months
1 shot 1X M
5/15/2015
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 1  forced to by hospital coma POISON F 23 4 months
30mg 1X W
2/13/2015
 4  schizophrenia, residual jaw tightness leading to frequent migraines; occasional oversleeping; inability to play piano fluidly with the medication as without. I recently had my Dr. decrease my Risperdal Consta from 50mg to 37.5mg to 25mg where it is today. I did this partly because I didn't like the effect it had on my creativity, and partly because of all of the negative things I was reading re. Risperdal on "Ask a Patient". If I have to hide in my house and avoid people, (my triggers), to keep from getting paranoid, I will. F 54 7 years
25MG 2X M
11/27/2014
 1  Racing thoughts, rapid speech Forced treatment for psychosis after taking prednisone. Loss of emotion, depression, impaired cognitive abilities, poor memory, loss of menstrual periods, no libido, inability to climax, lethargy, apathy, inability to have simple conversations because of cognitive effects, anxiety for no reason. I have been off this nightmare of a drug for 6 months and am still struggling with the side effects. Menstrual periods have resumed with heavy bleeding and cramps, clotting. I deal with this for 8-10 days, then have two weeks w/o my period before the bleeding resumes. I never thought about suicide before this drug, now I am so despondent about the lingering side effects that I think about ending my life daily. I would never hurt my family by actually taking my life, but I pray for God to take me in my sleep every night. This drug stole my life. I am a shell of my former self. I was a computer programmer with a successful career and a satisfying social life. Now, I can't carry on a conversation and I can't retain new information. This drug has ruined my life, I suggest researching alternative methods of treatment if you have an adverse reaction to steroids. F 43 5 months
25 mg 2X M
1/30/2014
 1  quack dx of BPD parkinsons-like M 61 90 days
don't know 1X O
7/30/2013
 2  Schizophrenia Sexual Dysfunction. Erectile Dysfunction, Inability to ejaculate, Loss of memory, Decreased Vocabulary, Emotional flatness, Weight Gain, Increased Back and joint pain, Loss of Motivation THIS MEDICATION DOES NOT PREVENT PSYCHOSIS. I have been on the highest available dose for the last year and there has been no cessation of psychosis whatsoever M 25 1 years
50mg 2X M
5/13/2012
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 1  autism/schizoaffective Aggressive outbursts which sometimes result in injury to others, occurs at same period in depot injection cycle M 31
50 1X D
12/29/2011
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RISPERDAL CONSTA  (RISPERIDONE):  Risperidone is used to treat certain mental/mood disorders (schizophrenia, bipolar disorder). This medication can help you to think clearly and take part in everyday life. Risperidone belongs to a class of drugs called atypical antipsychotics. It works by helping to restore the balance of certain natural substances in the brain.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)

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