This month saw my final reduction of Risperidone. Risperidone is an antipsychotic drug that I’ve been taking for some time.
As for helping my symptoms, I would say it hasn’t helped!
What it has been doing is sedating me badly!
I’ve been using a sleep app for about the last two years, and up until I started reducing the Risperidone, the app showed me rapidly going to sleep and then not moving until I woke. There were no cycles of sleeping, no waking moments and no deep sleep, just a constant flat line as if sedated!
Very soon after I started reducing Risperidone, my sleeping pattern changed.
This is my second night of no Risperidone, and this is what is happening. My sleeping pattern looks far better but a bit erratic. I think this will calm in time. Strangely I’m still waking very early, but I am in bed by nine as my night medication hits me hard.
My heart rate seems to drop throughout the night. Is this normal?
I’ve never had a review of this medication by any medical professional!?
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