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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello,
I am 29 years old man.
I am A Pschizophrenic patient, as diagnosed by my doctor, since 2006.
Since 2006, I was admited to hospital for 10 days because of acute psycosis. Since that I recieve Risperdal as my therapy.
My problem is that I get obese since that. Before 2006 I was thin person. So, Does this Risperdal has a relation to my obesity?
Also, my liver enymes was elevated. The last check was: SGOT 32, SGPT 61. Since 2006, I firstly recieve 4 mg Risperdal with Akiniton.
Then, recently I only take Risperdal 1 mg without Akiniton.
I recently observed that I am easily get agitated. Also, since 2006 I complain of burning pain in my stomach.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am
Doctor :   I am going thru your query
User :   Hi
Doctor :   Yes, The Resperodl can cause weight gain

User :   What about my obesity? And should I continue use Risperdal all my life?
Doctor :   based on ur condityon of psychosis, u need medications for controllig ur symptoms
Doctor :   wht i can advice is that u can consult ur treatng psycghiatrist to help u with ur weight gain issue
User :   Does risperdal has a relation in easily agitation?
Doctor :   u can ask him to cahnge the medicine to something better which will not cause weight gain
Doctor :   no it does not
Doctor :   also associated hypothyroidism & depression in, youcan be the cause of obesity
Doctor :   so get ur TSH checked as well
Doctor :   also get screened by ur doc for depression

User :   Ok, what about pituitary
Doctor :   pitutitaty issues like excess hormone secretion can also cause obesity

Doctor :   the condition is called cushings syndrome
User :   So, I should continue this medication for life time.
User :   Is there a cure?
Doctor :   u need continuous medications, as long as u are symptomatic
Doctor :   once the condition settles down u can stop the medications
Doctor :   for better control,. try to do meditation and yoga, as well as breathing exercises
User :   Ok, I had never experienced any syptoms since 6 months
User :   I mean pschyo
User :   Psycho
Doctor :   then i guess u r improving

Doctor :   and ur doc will tryu to reduce the medications and help u out
User :   Ok, thanks, What investigation you recommend me to do
Doctor :   also try to reduce the weight by diet and excercise as well
Doctor :   get CBC, ESR, TSH, T3, T4, LIPID PROFILE (cholesterol , LDL, HDL , ..) , ..
User :   ok
Doctor :   PERIPHERAL BLOOD SMEAR, liver function tests, will also help
Doctor :   get a blood urea, S creatinine, to check how ur kidneys are doing
User :   Ok, thank you.
Doctor :   u r welcome

Doctor :   do u have any other query
User :   No thanks.
User :   Thank you very much.
Doctor :   ok, thanks for consulting me here
Doctor :   hope i have answered ur queries
Doctor :   and u will get rid of all ur issues soon
User :   Good Bye.
Doctor :   Bye
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