I know I should be happy its much better than it was but at times its so frustrating.
My son 25, on paliperidone for 6 months now, he is much more amiable, happy to be with me , too happy at times to be honest.
He will get up, shower and have breakfast about mid day. The rest of the day is spent literally doing nothing, walking about upstairs, then coming down, walking around down here, sitting down for a little bit then up and walking about again.
He wont go out without us now, not even to walk our dog which he did before, he hasnt been out for a week.
His nurse is always trying to get him involved in the social group , young people his age with early psychosis, they go to cinema, bowling, play sport etc once per week, but no he isnt interested, he isnt interested in meeting her out of the house for a coffee etc either, nope she has to come here.
He will come into my room at times and lay beside me if say I’m having respite reading, watching tv, i pad etc.
Im getting increasingly frustrated , I know Me and his dad are really the only ones he interacts with right now, expect for Dr and his nurse etc, (he does bare minimum with them) just what he has to, he is currently on a community treatment order to take the depot as he has little insight.
He will do the odd chore if I ask him like vacuum the stairs, feed the dog, dry dishes etc, but not going out is getting to me. He is in the house every min that I am in. I go out every day, not working right now but I do chores, shopping, walk the dog , meet friends etc, but soon as Im home he is there , I know i sound awful, I don’t mean it, but just at times I need a break, Up till last week he was as soon as I got out of my bed he was going in to it and closing the blinds again, making upstairs so dark I couldnt see when I went back up. I put a stop to that, I can’t breathe it feels at times .
I hear the floor above me creak constantly with him walking around upstairs, I ask about the meds, but he wont entertain changing or altering or anything, he keeps saying. its fine, I’m fine.
Anyway thanks for reading, any one else have similar ?