I’m asking because the nurse on the ICT team thought I meant trouble sleeping when I said my son had stopped sleeping. When I say stopped, I mean totally stopped - as in days without sleep. She seemed kind of surprised, so maybe it’s not a common SZ symptom?
Since we compare symptoms a lot, maybe this would be a good thread.
My two for today are:
– When they get acutely psychotic do they stop eating & sleeping completely? How long have them went without sleep?
As my son gets sicker, he goes from a healthy appetite & fairly normal sleep patterns to absolutely no sleep for days & pretty much doesn’t eat anything. He’s not starving himself - he’s just not hungry.
– Do they sometimes have a problem separating dreams from real life?
My son has had a dream that’s bothering him pretty bad - he says he can’t stop thinking about it and it was horrible. In it, there were lots of people, but I gave him a doll that was made of flesh. He was going to but it’s head off. His dad told him to stop. I said let him do it. So he did - and it was terrible. I asked him if he knew that I wasn’t really there, and he said I was there because he saw me.
In addition to not feeling tired, he says he’s afraid to sleep because he destroys the world in his dreams. I told him that wasn’t true because the world was still all around us. Not sure if he was buying that or not.
– Are bad dreams a side effect of Invega?