I’m wondering if other people’s family members sometimes flip into a wacky mood when their medication isn’t quite doing the job.
My son struggles with paranoia and some hallucinations. Lately it’s going better than it had been, and he wants to cut back on his medication.
He has a mode he gets into that is silly, but can flip into being worrisome. In the car yesterday he said, “I’m going to pretend I’m being kidnapped!” He knocked on the window of the car and yelled for help while laughing wildly. He’s fifteen and much bigger than me, so who knows what people thought was going on. But then he said in the same silly voice, “I’m going to jump out of the car and go dance on that schoolbus!”
At that point I was going to pull over, but he settled down somewhat.
Is this the flip side of thinking aliens are coming to get us or being scared to go out on cloudy days? He is acting happy, but I don’t what his thinking when he talks about getting out of a moving car.
When he talks to his counselor or psychiatrist he can come across as calm and totally fine. I have to talk to them privately when I can.
Is this wild, laughing side part of the psychosis?