I had to call the crisis unit 1 week ago, my son was very ill with his phychosis and would not eat much. I had no choice but to call. They came took one look at him and I was told they will be taking him in, just by looking at him alone, but then he started talking and the counselor that came told me my son needed a lot of help. ( I knew this all along) sadly it took for my son to get this sick with phychosis for anyone to listen to me.
My question is my son is non medication compliant for his phychosis, so he was put on " Invega " injection. The doctor started him yesterday. 1 shot yesterday although my son says he got three injections) and he will get another one in 4 days. Does anyone have experience with this medication? I was told by the nurse that is a good medication for what my son has. He was not very happy.
He hates where he is at, he calls me and rambles on about his conspiracy theory. He is also extremely upset because I put him in there, he wants to get out. It breaks my heart that he is begging me to get him out. Of course he also blames me for him being in there. When he calls, I listen to him, he yells at me, if I talk and if I don’t. I told him I understand his frustration, I have kept my composure and let him vent. I am so afraid he may come out like so angry and make my life a living hell.
Does anyone know how long this medication takes to start working? Also, what’s the difference that you see in your loved ones that take.
This is his 5 time in a mental hospital 3 in New Jersey and 2 here in Florida. It is not the best mental hospital and maybe it’s making his aggression worse for him. But with medicaid is hard to find a place and also he won’t go in voluntarily, so I had no choice but to call this certain place, all others he has to be willing to go in himself and that’s not happening.
How do you all deal when they beg to come home? I put my foot down all the time, but it breaks my heart. This is the best thing for him right now. This is just all so hard. He is so angry and he still is not where he understands that everything I do is for his own good. All I can tell him is to relax, that I had to do it for his own good and I tell him " I love him ".