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I have been on meds, including 4mg of Risperdal/day, for almost 4 years. I stopped having my periods and my prolactin levels were high . Now I want to become pregnant so I stopped taking my meds. Still no period. Am I just being to impatient for my body to adjust to the change, or is there a possibility that the medications have rendered me infertile? 

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I think the best thing is to get your pdoc to run a prolactin test.

 

For me, I took risperdal for about six years. I also had undiagnosed poly cystic ovaries, so my fertility was affected by that. It's not that common to become pregnant in the first few months of trying, it might take a while for your body to kickstart that process, especially if you have been using birth control. If you plan to have a baby, I really recommend planning it with your pdocs and gdocs input so that the pregnancy progresses well and your mental health doesn't deteriorate, if you have had psychosis the risks of post natal depression and post partum psychosis jump considerably, which is not something you want to have to figure out at that point.

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It's probably not permanent. Like Titania said, a prolactin test is a good start, and definitely see an OB/GYN. It won't be immediate pregnancy, it'll take a bit to adjust, like stopping birth control. It could be a few months, it could be a year. Make sure you're in good gynecological health, PAP smears and such (I'm just mentioning it, not accusing!) and make sure your docs know of the stops. The body almost always eventually returns to baseline. Has your period returned yet? That will more than likely be your first indicator. Get a good GP, a good OB/GYN, track cycles, get some good vitamins, keep in good physical and mental health and keep stress down. Best of luck!

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