Going off Risperdal…still.


I just had a Priesthood Blessing because it’s been two weeks since they started tapering me off Risperdal and I’m still having a hard time. I was supposed to call my doctor today to ask him if this is normal (called my clinic’s hotline last night) but then I slept until 6pm, so that didn’t happen! I’d say that my days and nights are mixed up, which is true, but I’m also need a lot more sleep and that’s just as annoying.

It was reassuring when a friend stopped by today and she told me that Risperdal is hard to go off of. So this is normal and things will be okay soon.

I’ve only been awake for a few hours now and I’m still having racing thoughts. Can’t get anything done.

This is going to go away. The blessing was very specific and reassuring.


About pickleclub1971

I'm a single mom of 2: a Southern CA native, who transplanted to Utah 4 years ago. I have one 18 year old who is off to the Ivy League, and one 14 year old who is in high school. I served an LDS Mission to Southern France and I’ve also lived in the San Francisco Bay Area, Idaho, Northern Arizona, and New Hampshire. I love 80’s music, classical music, choral music, playing the piano, singing, speaking what French I still remember, and talking about history and music with whomever will listen. I love that my kids are better at math than I was at their age. (But they still get frequent historical references from me…anyone familiar with Ducky from NCIS? He’s that kind of medical examiner, I’m that kind of mom.) My kids also think I know all the lyrics to all the songs from the 80’s, mainly because I’m good at making them up and faking it when I don’t know. Sometimes they catch me. I’m currently disabled with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). I want to get better (of course) and be an advocate for trauma survivors and others with mental illnesses. I like people in general. I suffer from the delusion that I can make everyone my friend, but of course that isn’t possible: but I still believe that the world can be a better place.

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