Speak to your psychiatrist when he comes back. If the involuntary movements are temporary movement disorders such as akathesia they are treatable with a side effect pill. They also will continue after you stop Risperdal (or any antipsychotic for that matter) with what are known as withdrawal dyskinesia. All of this will go away but of course the psychosis it is treating will return. If you are diagnosed with tardive dyskinesia Clozaril is still an option. Have your psychiatrist do a movement disorders test and if things to be of concern ask them to refer you to a movement disorders specialist but its never a good idea to discontinue medication on your own.
I was on 1 mg and I developed these symptoms developed 2 days after dose was tapered from 1.5mg and a GP asked me to stop it a he told me this could be TD.How long will these withdrawal symptoms last?.No other drugs but Psychiatrist was planning on starting Lamictal or tegretol after stopping risperdal.I have been on risperdal since august 3rd 2009.Any answers?.
Only a psychiatrist or neurologist would know for sure but if the movement disorders have decreased after stopping the medication then most probably it is not tardive dyskinesia as that is permanent and generally worsens after stopping the medication that caused it because it can be masked while it is worsened. If it was being used as a mood stabilizer (not an antipsychotic) Lamictal and Tegretol are quite effective mood stabilizers. I personally found Lamictal to be more tolerable and more effective but each person reacts differently to each medication. Go to the welcome page and we have some websites linked up for informational purposes about mood stabilizers. Speak to your psychiatrist about all this.
I have a friend that had serious cold turkey results, she took magnesium 2g and 2 valerian root.
It stopped her withdrawal enough to relax.
how long for the movements to stop entrely and the feeling part.
I am not an expert to answer this question.
As for the risperidone, I am taking 1mg for 9 years now. I once stopped it cold turkey without any problem. It's well known that it causes extra pyramidal effect that is one of the side effects of risperidone, but about tardive dyskinia if you meant by TD, I think antipsychotics at this dose have to be taken for a long time. and as IL said if it stops then it isn't TD
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