I don’t normally like ableism terms like crazy but…

Side Effects All Crazy Meds Have

No matter which neurological and/or psychiatric drug you take, you’ll probably get one or more of these side effects. These will usually be gone, or at least will diminish to the point where you barely notice it most of the time, within a week or two.

  • Headache
  • Drowsiness / fatigue – even when taking stimulants in some circumstances.
  • Insomnia, instead of or alternating with the drowsiness.
  • Nausea
  • Assorted other minor GI complaints (constipation, diarrhea, etc.)
  • Generally feeling spacey / out of it
    • Which can all add up to the ever-helpful “flu-like symptoms” listed as an adverse event on the PI sheet of practically every medication on the planet used to treat almost any condition humans and other animals could have.

All crazy meds can, and probably will affect your dreams as well. There is no way of telling if that will be good or bad, let alone if this side effect is permanent or temporary.

So don’t operate any heavy machinery and try to avoid driving the first couple of days. We always recommend starting a new med Friday night / Saturday morning (or whenever your day off is) so you have an idea of how it will affect you for the first week or two. Keep in mind: most side effects are usually temporary in nature.

Risperdal (risperidone) Typical Side Effects

Most everyone gets at least one or two of these.
The usual: headache, nausea, dry mouth, constipation, sleepiness and lethargy or insomnia and way too much energy. Most everything of these go away within a couple of weeks, although the sleep & lethargy or insomnia & being wired may take a little longer.

§3.  Risperdal (risperidone) Uncommon Side Effects

You may or may not get one or more of these, so don’t be surprised either way.

  • Side effects due to increased prolactin
    • Loss of libido & other sexual dysfunctions
    • Swollen/enlarged breasts (AKA porno boobs)
    • Unexpected lactation (it’s especially unexpected when it happens to guys)
  • AP-induced movement disorders
    • Tardive dyskinesia (TD)
    • Extrapyramidal symptoms (EPS)
    • Risperdal is currently known as the worst AAP, and one of, if not the worst AP in general when it comes to movement disorders
  • Heart palpitations, tachycardia and other cardiac weirdness

Via: crazymeds.us

For: Those of use who prefer jokes in our medications terms.



8 thoughts on “I don’t normally like ableism terms like crazy but…

  1. ok….I did not mean to let out a laugh…but I did when I read ‘porno boobs’…

    Still … sends you a hug … because I know the side effects are crap to deal with. *huuggs*

    • Haha! I’m glad you did laugh. Even though I am suffering with that particular compliant, I still think it’s the funnier aspect of it all and also laughed when I read porno boobs xD

      Thank you, my dose has been reduced but side effects are still going. I read online it can also stop your periods, every girls dream, right? but I like having them because it tells you, you’re still fertile but if they stop, it means ovulation has stopped which decreases fertility and I just don’t want the whole fertile-not fertile thing deciding for me about kids because I read that sometimes it’s irrevsible.
      But again thank you for the hugs *hugs back* hope you’re doing okay.

      • Am doing better here…thanks,

        And while not having your period can seem good…you are exactly right about it. Hopefully that will not occur with you. I mean…seriously…lactating AND menstural period stopping? That would just be too grrrr! *sends another hug…just because*

  2. The meds I’m on have very few. Trileptal only gives me dandruff, Seroquel does nothing but make me sleep, and Abilify does nothing but make me feel amazing. But I was on four other drugs before Abilify to treat my depression, and I couldn’t tolerate the blasted side effects. They were way too much.

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