I'm very thankful for chaya for offering this type of class to help for those on neurotoxins and their parents.
My wife likes to give our son apple juice only which she dilutes with water. what do you think about fruit juices? They seem to be high in sugar to me. any idea to use it or not? since our son is on Risperdol 3.5mg.
Good question. When I was on risperdal, I couldn’t tolerate any sugar, including fruit or juice. But your son may be able to. How old is he? If he tolerates it, I wouldn’t think it’s a problem. If he shows signs of high blood sugar like getting hyper, then maybe try drinking plain water and see if it makes a difference. Is he old enough to know how the sugar is affecting him?
By the way, if you are in the course, will you post in the forum for the course so the other students will see it? It’s below the main forum on this site. Thanks!
he is 26 years old. he knows but he craves it. Another problem he has is restless legs. he can't sit more than fifteen min. he have to walk. he takes cogenten one mg. is this cause of diet or medication ?
As for the sugar, I would make sure he’s eating enough protein and fat. People often crave sugar when they haven’t eaten enough of these, and fat is more common for people not to eat enough of.
The restlessness could very well be akathesia, a common effect of risperdal and other drugs. I experienced that myself when I was on it.
I hope this is the right place for posting in the form for all members. If not could some one show me where? OK. is there any help nutritionally for akatasia due to Risperadol. Also, would you taper the Risperidol or cogentin. since my psych wants my son to taper the cogenten. Is the Doc. doing the right thing. I say this cause s.times they don't know tapering system.
This is in the general forum. To post in the group for all members of the course, you need to scroll down on the forum page, to the last forum listed. I hope you can find it!