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September 5th, 2010, 03:47 PM
peimum's Avatar Being crazy isn't enough
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So today was Gabriella's first really bad day since going off the meds. I actually felt hate towards her, and later hated myself for thinking that way! I had discussed with her doctor early last week about trying a different med later on.... but we may not wait.... he wants to try Risperdal next. In what I have read, the only negative side effect has been weight gain due to increased appatite... she is super skinny right now, and could use the extra weight... So I think we might give it a shot..... anyone have any 1st hand or 2nd hand experience with Risperdal?
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September 6th, 2010, 09:55 AM
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Don't have any experience with Risperdal but wanted to say that I hope things get better!
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September 27th, 2010, 06:28 PM
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My dd started with risperdal, and for us it was the best thing ever, her tandrums subsided amazingly and things really improved (not so much for hyperactivity etc but more for aggression---no more hitting etc)
One of my friends has two kids on it as well and has had lots of success too.
The weight gain is the biggest drawback for us because of other health issues, but it seems to only last for the first few months (mine gained about 10 lbs in the first month, but hasn't gained any since may so we are happy)
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October 1st, 2010, 10:19 AM
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Oh good luck honey!

Meg always has the WORST time with her temper! and boy does she know exactly what buttons to push!! Oh that child makes me see red! I know just what you mean about hating and then being hard on yourself later for it. Don't worry or stress yourself. I think EVERY parent has hit that point at one time or another, and you shouldn't beat yourself up over it.
Actually meg was so bad with her tantrums and screaming and anger, that we sat her down in therapy 1 a week for quite a while. It worked wonders. It might be a thought (she was 6 too when we started the therapy)?
Susan, dh Tom, dd Megan (15), ds Marcus (13), Our together miracle, baby Dean, 17 months

Crazy enough to try all over again for a second together baby! Hoping for a much less wild ride this time!

TTC with PCOS for 5 very long years. Annovulatory cycles. Multiple doctors. Different meds. One horrible loss. And then one wonderful success, born 2/18/14.

I never knew until that moment how badly it could hurt to lose something you never really had. - Missed Miscarriage at 10 weeks - 3/26/13
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October 5th, 2010, 10:33 AM
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(((hugs))) Tyler just started Risperdol about a month ago for bi-polar, so far no side effects. Good luck and KUP

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