Some discussions I usually like to avoid because I hate the triggers for fear. But I am triggered myself and sometimes it is good for us to get together to talk about things we fear and our reactions.
I have come on here today because a local mum here on the Goldcoast Australia has died at the hands of her son who was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia.
My son has paranoid schizophrenia so when I saw the sons photo in the news it was easy to see the struggles of his lovely mum. It is a fearful predicament that I have for myself that this could be me someday. It is not easy to let go of my unwell son, I would love to be able to let go and never have to deal with it.
I am fortunate that my son is being treated and we have amazing National Disability Support in Australia that my son is participating, I would have lost all hope if I didn’t have this. My son is stable but experiencing delusions daily. But I have stuff I try to manage at the moment with him but I know won’t be able to keep up and things will become a big problem soon or later. E.g. He wants to leave the country so he can get off his medication…… can you imagine it?
I have to say it’s always difficult and I am always having to think creatively around my son.
Thank you all for pointing out about the medication not being right. I agree that his dose isn’t enough but the treating psychiatrist isn’t listening
I need to ask why he doesn’t adjust the dose
What happened was they removed a drug because it was depleting his testosterone, then we noticed delusions more. A second reduction in dose was when they found too much in his bloods. Altogether he has had two reduction in the medication treatment.
I can’t get a second opinion but I need to push the matter further.
I really appreciate you for taking the time to say something