Hi Tyson, thank you. I do agree with you on most of these anti psychotic drugs. I witnessed first hand some of the horrific side affects of these drugs. It was like poison to my son’s system. His body rejected most of them and it seemed the side affects were worse than the state of mind he was in prior to him taking these drugs. No wonder so many are non-compliant to meds, my god, look @ the side affects. And heaven help you if you ever try to go cold turkey or just lower the dosage on your own. It could be catastrophic.
It killed me as his mother to see him get injections, and take all sorts of pills. I really just wanted to die. He is, after all, my baby.
It scares me how many people on this forum speak of differents types of meds & injections and in such high doses, as if drugging them up is the norm. Clozapine seems to be a common one on here. My sons doctor said that he would never use that on anyone, and he also said it was his “absolute last resort”. That scared me. Thankfully my son is not on that. I don’t want to say what he is on, but it’s the lowest dosage of an anti-anxiety medicine, and so far, it’s helping him sleep and he is doing well. That is the ONLY thing he’s on at this time. And thankfully the lowest dosage.
I’m praying this is it for him, but I do worry everyday about another episode or his psychosis returning. If it’s severe, he usually ends up in the hospital, where he will be treated as a lab specimen and be subjected to a slew of pills of all shapes, sizes, and colors. I can’t even think about it without feeling sick!
Our poor kids, all this poison being poured into their innocent bodies, some taking them for years! How sad!!
I’m sure most feel there is no other recourse, but after witnessing my son on some of these awful drugs, so grateful he did not have to escalate to the most strong & powerful drug. I would not be able to handle watching him suffer thru the side effects. Haldol was one of them. It was a nightmare.
I will check out the book you referenced, and I will visit the website as well.
Thank you for the correction. You’re absolutely right, our children are mentally “unhealthy”, but they are still perfect.