I’m new to the forum. I’ve been reading the posts recently and decided that I need some shoulders to lean on. So I decided to join. My 26 year old boy was diagnosed with schizophrenia/schizoaffective disorder 6 years ago. He was prescribed Risperidone for a couple of years, rexulti for 2 months (made him violent and got him arrested. He was back on 5 mg of risperidone, then paliperidone for few months. Nothing really worked. So another psychiatrist decided to add Pristiq to the AP. All hell was let loose because he went completely manic! And he was forcibly hospitalized for 2 weeks. Oh how he hated me for that!. Another emerg psychiatrist decided he was probably bipolar or schizoeffective and switched him to Seroquel. That made him even more manic. Anyway, long story short, our family is suffering. It’s heartbreaking to see a brilliant, beautiful child become an angry, at times aggressive man. We are stressed and ready to give up!
Sorry about the long post! Like I said this horrible disease isolates you. Thanks to all of you for being here supporting each other.
Right now my son is in the middle of a psychotic episode. He ran outside angrily but thankfully came in 15 minutes. This has been happening frequently the last few days. I don’t know what to do!