Jennifer - posted on 02/16/2009 ( 19 moms have responded )
Roughly 3 weeks ago, we began weaning my son off Risperdal that was initially prescribed due to a tic (cough). Fast forward, he's completely off Risperdal entirely for the last week. He recently began this thing with his eyes, where he's looking at you during a conversation, but then briefly looks up and to the right, and then right back at you. He says he doesn't know he's doing it.
He knows WHY he's taking all of his meds (he's on 4), and what they help with. And when asked if he feels better ON the Risperdal than off, he tells me his body feels better ON it. So two questions...
Anyone experienced potential withdrawals from Risperdal?? That being some weird behaviors AFTERWARDS. And two...how much weight do you give your child's responses? My son is 9 1/2.
Thanks for your help!