reply to post by Mynaeris
Oh GOD! MAKE SURE THEY DO NOT START TAKING RISPERDAL. Here is my horror story from someone who was prescribed (actually forced to take it) it
for anxiety when I was around the same age as your Niece:
You are absolutely right, they are now marketing it (and other drugs who now have lawsuits against them) for reasons it was not intended to be used
for. Did you know medical marijuana is only legal in handful of states, but amphetamines (the same substance found in coc aine) is prescribed to
children who are about the same age as a toddler? Even Risperdal that they claim isn't dangerous has been known to bring on bouts of d.i.d. and even
cause men to lactate and gain breasts! Yeah, weird. Schizophrenic's it probably helps, I wouldn't know, but in no way did this help any anxiety or
depression I had (which was normal teenage anxiety and depression). This along with being placed on zoloft and about 2 other pills made me withdraw
from my friends, not date, not enjoy life, extreme anxiety to the point of feeling unconnected with the world, even hallucinate (nothing like figures
or anything but certain light phenomena). A long while back after being on it for years I stopped taking it and finally got my life back!
If you want to understand how screwed up a lot of the people are in charge of medicating people with this drug, you need not look further than my
I've been working on a lawsuit now for the past couple years but keep hitting dead ends. None of the nurses want to come forward with some of the
things that would go on.
[edit on 7-2-2009 by NativeAmerican]