Our expert says:
I am rather puzzled by this prescription, Flo. Risperdal is a major tranquillizer, usually used to treat schizophrenia and similar illnesses, and I have never thought of using i to treat ordinary anxiety. But there may be some variety of anxiety ( there are several ) which your shrink may have identified, for which he might think of using this. Manufacturers have to list all possible side-effects which occur more often than by random chance, not only those which are common. The risk wouldn't be considered high in someone like yourself--- but it is a risk your shrink should have discussed with you, along with other side-effects, when providing the prescription. I wonder when you're next due to see the shrink, as you should ask him for a full discussion wen next you do
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