My son 25 is diagnosed so far with delusional disorder. He has zuclopenthixol 150mg every two weeks.
He says he has to go away but he will be back and he loves us but he has to do this. He’s done this a few times in the last 18 months. Most recent was Thursday this week, he had a bag fully packed lying in his room for two weeks since coming back from having a holiday at his grandparents while me and his dad had a holiday ourselves.
He wa saying for weeks before though that he would have to go and he would come back. He had to go in order to be able to read minds/ hear others inner thoughts etc.
Anyway this Thursday about 2pm, I wasn’t in. He said goodbye, hugged his dad, kissed our dog and wouldn’t say where he was going.
When I came back he was gone, tried ringing him but phone was off.
The following day about mid day he rang me, asked where I was, told him I was in town , he said can I hurry up as he was outside our house and needed the bathroom. Told him he would have to wait. Anyway he seemed calm and quite ok.
He had got a train and travelled about 100 miles, funnily enough to a place he went for the day with his uncle a few weeks ago while we were away.
He had a large hold-all with lots of clothes.
He said he drank coke in pubs then sat in a 24 hour mcDonalds and drank coffee, then got train home the next day leaving at 5,40am.
He hadn’t slept all night so was tired and never went to bed nor ate till the night time
He’s saying he isn’t unpacking as he will be going this week and not to report him missing , he won’t say where or for how long though again. I really feel he will do this again, he can’t understand how this affects me, as the overwhelming urge that he has to go is stronger.
He’s not angry or anything but he really doesn’t see my view (I know why would he)
So I have to wait it out, he will go I guess and I won’t hear where he is or when he will be home.
I asked him did it achieve anything going , he said no he was going to stay linger but lost his “bottle” and came home.
Has anyone experienced anything like this? Thanks