This forum is for questions and support pertaining to mental health issues such as: Anger, Dementia, Depression, Family Problems, Memory Problems, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Schizophrenia, Transitions and Work Problems.
My mother has not found a medication that works for her OCD yet. She has dilusions of contamination and spends hundreds of dollars on antibacterial products and sprays to spray "her father off of herself and her things". Her doctor recently brought up the possibility of using resperidol with her Lexapro which she just started a week ago. What do you think of this? What is resperidol and how can it help her OCD? What are the side effects of this medication?
Resperdal is a new more powerful medication that is being prescribed more often for this, but talk to her doctor about the side effects, and how he or she is going to monitor. It is a powerful drug that you also have to be careful about using.
I have OCD and they tried to put me on Risperdal to counteract with my paxil (which was not working, nor did it ever) Your mom could try this out, but PLEASE pay close attention to the effects Risperdal has on her...all of the informed (and honest) people I know say this is a dangerous drug.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.