Been taking Risperdal for about 2 months now and am currently at 3mg twice a day, down from 4.5 mg twice a day which was prescribed to me last week. Over the course of my treatment, but especially over the past few days, I've noticed some side effects that alarm me. I feel that there is constantly fluid in my ear when I talk. I have difficulty thinking, and sometimes when speaking I have to stop in mid-sentence to re-collect my thoughts. And I am flat and unemotional.

Does anyone have any experience with Risperdal that can help me out? Is it just because of the high dose that I've been experiencing these things? And are there any online support groups for people like me? Thanks!

ps Is there any hope for getting off this medication for good eventually?