Slw, this is not the first time in Hospital. he has been in Hospitals for at least 7 times. some of the hospitalization has been short like 7 to 10 days. He stayed the longest at Stanford Medical about 2 months and 1/2.
I noticed from the history of his hospitalization that his headache is happening while he is taking Paliperdine tablet but it can be also caused from other Meds like Lithium or Depako ( mood stablizer)
When he took Zyprexa back between 09/2015 until January 2016, he did not complained about a headache.
he also never took the medicine on consistent basis at home because he has been leaving home whenever I pressure him to take the meds.
Now, when he talks to me on the phone, he is saying that the headache is always caused when he is closed places like hospitals ( refer to it as torture chamber) and also because of all the noise he is hearing from other patients.
he also made couple friends there.
I do not want to advocate for his discharge early but do you really think the headache is "psychosis" related?
The reason they raised it to 9mg because they want to prepare him to have shots only. they gave him an INVEGA SUSTENA 234mg about 3 weeks ago and the shot for march is due on 3/15. The nurse explained to me that they usually increase the dose so he will be ready for taking shots only.
currently, at the hospital he is taking a Shot of NVEGA SUSTENA 234mg Once a month and oral daily pill of 9mg. I am thinking, may the dose is high between both the injection and the pill
He is 9 hours away from me by car and in another state. I am thinking to bring him back to my State and see a Psychiatrist in here and may be switch him to another medicine.
My son keeps on saying that he wants to take "Seroquel". Is Seroquel is a Good medicine for Schizophrenia?
I know the oral antipsychotic is really hard for me to enforce.
he promised that he will take the meds. He has been crying daily from his headache and he just wants to get out of the hospital.
How long your son has been on Injection? is the injection painful?
how did it take for your son to be Stable after he started taking the injection?
it would be a dream for me if he continues to take the injection monthly.