My fiance and I have been together almost 5 years. I dabbled in psychology during my years at undergrad while preparing to be a special education and behavioral teacher. So I started to see the signs of schizophrenia in my (then boyfriend) a few years ago. After much convincing, he set out to receive a diagnosis and to his worse fears and my predictions he has been diagnosed with schizophrenia.
That puts us to about 3 months ago. He was optimistic and happy to know what was causing his voices and inability to control his emotions. Now, is a different story. He has tried 4 different medications and none have worked well enough to endure the side effects; vomiting, dizziness, shakes. He is starting to question the doctor and the meds. He hasn’t been able to keep a job since September and the feeling of being a “worthless husband” (his words not mine) are starting to send his emotions into roller coaster rides. He went from being excited about the holidays to wanting nothing to do with the families.
I don’t know how to approach any of this. Any advice or stories about the beginning of it all?