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So I guess this is a fun hormonal side effect of... Risperdal?

I started out getting acne. It worsened and its there with an attitude. It looks like cystic acne, its not small... looks like rosacea acne online.

Then I noticed I was getting cysts... down on my labia... and very small ones, almost like zits all down in the area. so now theres about 3 big cysts in the vaginal area along with little ones...

I started taking Levora (Nordette) for the acne but I dont see one bit of improvement at all!

please someone spread some insight ;)

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weird I asked this same thing about seroquel (for acne on my shoulders-I'd never had acne before) but because I'm 39 and have endometriosis we (Sunshine and I) determined it was probably perimenopause. Are you in the right age for perimenopause (or pre or menopause)? If not hmmm...I remember zyprexa(in the same family) messed with my hormones and I'd lactate but that is a commonly listed side effect. I wonder what the heck is going on in atypical land.


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As far as anything sexually transmitted I just had my yearly last month so nothing there. This is from the Rispderal main site(Rash is mentioned in the first paragraph but it doesn't say which type of rash-Maybe check your dosage- and call the doc or pharmacist and ask about side effects):


Elderly Patients with dementia-related psychosis treated with atypical antipsychotic drugs are at an increased risk of death compared to placebo. RISPERDAL (risperidone) is not approved for the treatment of patients with Dementia-Related Psychosis.

Schizophrenia: The most common side effects that occurred with RISPERDAL were: anxiety, sleepiness, restlessness, tremors, and muscle stiffness; dizziness, constipation, nausea, indigestion, runny nose, rash, and rapid heartbeat.

Bipolar Mania: The most common side effects that occurred in clinical trials, in the treatment of bipolar mania either alone or in combination with a mood stabilizer (lithium or valproate) were: sleepiness, muscle stiffness, restlessness, tremor, indigestion, nausea, abnormal vision, muscle aches, dizziness, runny nose, diarrhea, increased saliva, stomach pain, and urinary incontinence.

Autistic Disorder: The most common side effects that occurred with RISPERDAL were: sleepiness, increased appetite, fatigue, upper respiratory tract infection, increased saliva, constipation, dry mouth, tremor, muscle stiffness, dizziness, repetitive behavior, involuntary movement, rapid heartbeat, confusion and weight increase.

Studies suggest an increased risk of elevated blood sugar-related side effects, and sometimes potentially fatal, in patients treated with this class of medications, including RISPERDAL. Some people may need regular blood sugar testing.

You may have heard the term "tardive dyskinesia." These are usually persistent, uncontrollable, slow or jerky facial or body movements that can be caused by all medications of this type. If you have these symptoms, talk to your health care professional.

A rare but serious side effect that has been reported with this kind of medicine, including RISPERDAL, is known as NMS or neuroleptic malignant syndrome. NMS is characterized by muscle rigidity, fever and can be serious.

Some people taking RISPERDAL may feel faint or lightheaded when they stand up or sit up too quickly. By standing up or sitting up slowly and following your health care professional’s dosing instructions, this side effect may be reduced or it may go away over time.

You may have heard the term "extrapyramidal symptoms" (EPS). These are usually persistent movement disorders or muscle disturbances, such as restlessness, tremors, and muscle stiffness. Some people taking RISPERDAL have these side effects. If you have these symptoms, talk to your health care professional.

Some medications interact with RISPERDAL. Please inform your health care professional of any medications or supplements that you are taking. Avoid alcohol while on RISPERDAL.

Inform your healthcare professional if you are already pregnant or if you are planning to get pregnant while taking RISPERDAL. Do not breast-feed if you are taking RISPERDAL.

RISPERDAL may affect alertness or driving ability, therefore, do not drive or operate machines before talking to your health care professional.

Keep out of reach of children.

Risperdal Around the World

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hi, i just read this thread. i'm not on an atypical, but i have had a couple of cysts on my labia. told my gyn, and she said they are actually not uncommon. it's a blocked pore, or sweat gland, or plugged hair shaft, or something like that....it builds up an irritation and forms a cyst.

i had 2 & they were exactly like what you are describing. i ended up piercing and drainin them both. she told me, if they came back, go see her & she'd remove them so they wouldn't come back, but they never did. (she said sometimes they just refill up so you need to remove the 'covering' of the cyst).

i'm betting cyst, & that the Risperdal just increased your chances of getting one.

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