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No More Risperidone!

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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  1. It will be interesting to see what happens to your sleep pattern over the next couple of weeks & months. Hopefully by reducing the risperidone your sleep pattern will find it’s own rhythm.
    I’m so proud of you and the reductions you have made in your medication.
    Love you Cx 💜

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