My son had 3 psychotic breaks between 15 & 18, and has been fairly stable on Zyprexa until the past year when he decided he could take it as needed - then, decided he wasn’t sick & didn’t need it. He just turned 27.
We handled all of those at home with outpatient care. This time, we probably let it go too far, but waited until he “wanted” to go to the hospital. I don’t think he understood what that meant & thought he’d just hand out for awhile. He ended up on a court ordered hold when he wanted to leave - that was 2 nights ago.
He couldn’t really talk to them much - but he could still talk to me when he went in. He even sounded coherent on the phone the next day, but when I went to see him last night, he knew me, but didn’t say much of anything. He paced the room for the whole 90 minutes I was there, mostly mumbling to himself, would try all the doors to see if he could find one that wasn’t locked. I called today - no change.
Since I’m not new to psychosis, but new to this. He’s very, very socially anxious & hardly ever leaves the house except for rare trips to the store & medical appts.
Now, I’m afraid all this was too much for him & it’s pushed him somewhere deep inside his mind that he won’t come back from. He is taking the meds for them, but I’m think he has no idea what’s going on or what he’s doing.
I’m sorry for the length - but can anyone let me know if they had a similar experience? I’m sad, scared, regretful, and wanting to hope this will be a good thing but terrified that it’s the worst possible thing that could have happened.