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I wouldn't recommend anyone taking the drug risperdol. I thought it was the "miracle drug" for my 5 yr old son who was dx with autism. For 3 years his aggression worsen and he developed tics and gained a tremendous amount of weight which started raising his BP among other things. The dr. decided to wing him off and he ended up developing tardive dyskinsea. That will always be a haunting day I will never forget watching my son suffer from this with the chorea movements. His autism regressed so bad I had to teach him to feed himself again. 2yrs later he's back to where he was but now he can't take hardly any meds without the TD surfacing back. I'm so sorry your dealing with all of this. I know some will say risperdol helped there child but with my experience it was a total nightmare for our family. I hope things will get better for you just PLEASE be careful with any drug that may cause TD. Most Doctors will say it's more in the elderly who will develop this but my son was 7 years old. So, please be careful. Best wishes for you and I pray things will work out for you.
I am very sorry to hear that about your son. I hope everything works out for your son and family. But, I just wanted to ask you if there was anything you did against the Doctor who gave him Risperdal. My father had dementia and we put him in a nursing home. 6 months later he died. I was there everyday(twice a day) for him and I could see the difference in him after they increased the Risperdal. He must have suffered a stroke and the Doctor kept feeding him the Meds for app. 5 or 6 days until I finally told him something is wrong with him. 3 weeks later he was gone. He never recovered and he was a "strong" man. His only illness was dementia and to this day I believe the Risperdal killed him. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks
My dad just suffered a stroke 7 days after starting risperidone. I could tell a big difference for the worse after the second day. It was so bad that I took him back to the drs office on the third day and she said to keep taking it. Four days later he suffered a major stroke 'aneurysm' and has been hospitalized since march 29, 2012.