Welcome to Healthcare Magic and thanks for your question...
Firstly, I hope that you are taking the mentioned psychiatric medication only on advice of a psychiatrist
. I'm also not sure whether the psychiatric diagnoses which you have mentioned are self-made or made after a proper assessment by a psychiatrist. The reason is because there seems to be a discrepancy between you diagnosis and the type of medication you are on. You have mentioned that you have a bipolar disorder
, but you are not on a mood stabilizer
. Also, you have mentioned that you have OCD, but again you don't seem to be on the appropriate medication.
Risperidal is an anti-psychotic medication
is an anti-depressant medication. So, please clarify and discuss about your medication with a psychiatrist.
5-HTP supplements are non-prescription, off-label medication which may be useful in depression
, but there is no clear and scientifically proven data or evidence for it. Moreover, they are NOT advised for people who are already taking anti-depressant or other psychiatric medication because that can result in side effects (sometimes a dangerous adverse effect called "serotonin syndrome")
If your rash has developed following the starting of these supplements, then there is a strong likelihood that it may be related. Itching and rashes can sometimes be part of a serotonin syndrome also.
My advise would be to STOP the 5-HT supplements and consult your doctor for further evaluation and advice.
All the best.
- Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar