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How many of you have an unmedicated family member and what's happening today?


#321

Yes, thank you. We’re working on leaving asap. Just have to make sure the car’s in good working order first and make sure we have enough $ to make it there.


#322

My daughter stopped the supplements bc she prayed that she would be cured and said she had faith to be cured. Continuing the supplements meant that she didn’t have faith in the “cure”. She still thinks she is cured and does not associate her actions that ended up putting her into the hospital as an illness, she says she made a mistake. She insists she is not ill


#323

I was thinking about this the other day. How is your daughter doing? @Kellyshayne I thought if she was still wanting to be free of clothing she may want to wear a sarong. They are super light and comfortable and more acceptable to a towel or nothing.


#324

Thank you DianeR for thinking of me and my daughter. She is still in the mental hospital, it had been 30 days so far and it will be another 14 at the least. Court hearing are coming up for her soon. It is out of character for her to streak as she is a very modest person. She said she was trying to communicate with heaven and she did it wrong. Now she says that Satan tricked her and that she should not have streaked. She had gone out of her way to toss all of her immodest clothes last year, so I don’t know how streaking came into her mind.


#325

Was this for the lack of clothes or is she getting court ordered meds (you don’t have to say why). I hope it works out the way you want it to go! It seems a lot of our loved ones (including mine) have found themselves mixed up with the law because of their mixed up thoughts. Odd that she was so modest and then the lack of clothing. But it seems that’s the way it is these days - never not odd. Or rarely.


#326

Court is for conservatorship. Thankfully she isnt in trouble with the law. She will be trying her best to not be on conservatorship with her advocate. She hates the meds, so she is wanting to get back on supplements asap instead of meds. It worked before.


#327

That’s right. She’s the one that the sarcosine really worked for. Am I correct? That is really good to know.


#328

Yes. She used the Profrontal formula which includes one bottle of Sarcosine and one bottle of N-Acetyl Cysteine.


#329

@Kellyshayne Is she on regular meds now? My son has been on meds for about a month now and today he had an interview at Target. We’ll see how this all plays out! He did it all on his own. I didn’t push for the interview at all.


#330

I’m new just found out my husband of 24 years has schizophrenia. We have been together since we were 16 we were so close we did everything together then about 2 years ago I started noticing strange but subtle behavior in him I blew it off but a year ago it just got out of hand on he began thinking we were being watched he started watching neighbors then it got worse he tried but in our house down turned on me saying I let a live stream of his life be ran without his consent and I’m withholding money from him. It’s gotten way worse. EVERYONE has shut us out except our 24 year old son. He gets angry and takes it out on me constantly he refuses any help because he thinks we r trying to institutionalize him. He’s started meds but usually throws them thinking they are poisoned. He spends days yelling outside at Hallucinations. But there is another side to it a sweet childlike side he puts his I dog to guard him everywhere he is in jail rite now due to his father’s refusal to try and understand him. I love him
so much but sometimes feel like he hates me. I’m just so tired I don’t know what to do for him.


#331

Hi LittleLotus,

Welcome. I am so sorry about your husband and the impact it has had on your life. May I ask, how did you just find out? Would you be comfortable sharing? Best wishes, Hope


#332

She is on regular meds and she hates them so much. Side effects are intolerable bc she gets numbness in her arms and legs. the doctors will not believe her, but I know it’s true since she has already had problems with circulation for years. It has been a miserable month and she is not used to them. They do level her out though, the cost is very high in physical comfort.
I am so glad to hear that your son is doing so well. That is a great step forward. :sparkling_heart:


#333

Thank you! Yes, fingers crossed! I hope the side effects for your daughter subside or perhaps a different medication. Either way - we are rooting for her to feel better!


#334

I do. My mother. Growing up was a very scary, isolated , unpredictable , abusive/loving environment of course depending on my mother’s episodes . she first was hospitalized as a teen in ths 70’s all they did was give her Thorazine keep her for 2 weeks then sent her home. No further followup or treatment. Shortly later I was born. There was also alcoholism mixed with her illness which was toxic would always bring out the extremes in her. Lots of arrests. Few more scattered hospitalizations through the years, but never any involuntary treatment. Some forced. Well fast forward I am 40 she’s nearly 60. She refuses medication or any therapy. Lives a very isolated life other than immediate family, myself and my sister. My children when she is doing well. For many years it was complete denial surrounding her illness. She now somewhat recognizes it but it ends at my “moods” . She stopped drinking many years ago and to me has learned to be aware of her episodes enough so that she will isolate herself when sick to stay out of trouble and not “burden” others. She does not work, never well long enough to hang on to a job. She is able to maintain her own apartment and affairs through SSI and federal subsidies. But has lost many apartments due to neighbor issues resilting from her illness . people do not understand her personalities and mistake them for somone simply being rude or “crazy” as she’s been called many times. She has zero social life. She is content though with having her “freedom” and her own home and does get tremdous joy from her grandchildren. When it’s good it’s good , when it’s bad it gets very bad. I do not try to.push her towards seeking any help. She has tried a few times over the years. Recieved many different diagnosis feom Schizophrenia to DID to bipolar… The only time she ever gave it a chance was many years ago and was mainly medication which never helped. The very rare times she spoke with me she said " I don’t want to be a zombie and it didn’t help anyways" . My personal beliefs are her illness is trifold she was hit by a car at very young age had brain trauma, raised by a mom who was also mentally ill, very very hard childhood and undoubtedly suffers from mental health illness which she is afflicted with major illness and not one Dr could give her a clear diagnosis which left her feeling even more to the point of why should I give them a chance if they don’t even know. Also important to.mention she grew up in an environment where it was very stigmatized ftom her own mother who was ill and had been institutionalized who was fearful of going back and pushed those fears onto her daughter. My biggest fear was that I was going to be ill as well. I know I suffer from depression perhaps a touch of bipolar. But bybthe Grace of God. I am ok. But the pain of my childhood and what I went through from my mother has left many deep mortal wounds. Lots of hurt and anger. Also lots of growth and forgivness. I love my mother. When my mother is well she is the most kindest caring sould one could be blessed to know. When she is not watch out. I have vivid memories of her eyes changing color when I was younger nothing extreme but from a pale blue when well to a bluegreen when she’s raging. People don’t believe me but I know what I lived with my mother.


#335

I believe you, many of us have noticed their eyes changing when they are in an episode.

We all wonder what will happen as our family members age. Did your mom get somewhat better as she got older?


#336

Better No. Fascets of her illness changed , I think maturity , self realization and awareness helped her have better grasp and control if that makes sense. I worry every day what will happen when my mother gets in to her elder years. I think about it often what will I do come that time.


#337

Just as growth effects us all in hopefully positive ways to bring about healthy changes, I do feel aging changed her personalities in postive ways. Hope I’m making sense in my response.


#338

I think it makes sense to all of us who have family members who have suffered from scz for a long time.

Many of our elderly family members do end up in nursing home.