Oh the side effects of Zyprexa or Olanzapine (here in Spain, generics are used as they are cheaper). When my ex partner decided to finally go back on medication. At 15mg, the voices stopped. And taken at night when they normally start, he slept! For the first time in 2 years. Sleep is extremely important. Then, he overdosed one night drunk. So I gave the meds to doctor at the day centre he was visiting. The bastard administrated the dose in the morning. By nightfall, Dr Jekel and Mr Hyde where back.
Then came what O. describes as “the happy plant plot” Phase. Social withdrawal, constant hunger (I padlocked the fridge. And a friend mine, a nutritionist came to assess him) numbing of all emotions. Complete APATHY. “The Art of Truly not giving a F***k”! So I bought him puzzle books, crosswords and sat with him for hours on end. I translated and the “happy plant” smoked his cigarettes and joined the dots. Household chores. Me, financial burden, Me, days of sadness, Me. I began to miss the “crazy O. I had fallen in love with”.
The therapy began with me. Then a detox centre, and strict “hygiene de vie” enable him to slowly reduce the dosis until now that it is 2.5mg and he is responsable for his own life!
I still watch over him but from a distance. Control his finances. Accompany him to see the shrink. Breaking up this summer is distroying him but He now has his “super family” and infrastructure (not that they have ever dared to implicate themselves.) Yes, the penny dropped. I understand why the words “we´re counting on you” were constantly said.
I sorry to burden you all with this negative narration. I am broken. Dangerously thin. On antidepressants and should be in hospital. And nobody cares.
Mea culpa for supporting " a schizophrenic".
Thanks for the tips on migraines. I have been suffering from them for months now.
Nice to know that I am not alone.