Hi. I am new to this site but not so new to schizophrenia.
I have been with my boyfriend aka fiancee for 30,plus years. Over the last few years things are really getting out of control. He has been cutting his time released meds for over a year now by only taking half,then cutting away the exterior shell of the medicine. For a few days only taking crumbs of the medicine. Now nothing.
I have been threatened, kept up all night with numerous phone calls. I,have tried not answering or just so exhausted and missed calls from himy where he would come to my house (where I live with my father whow is elderly and ill) ringing the doorbell, pounding on the door or laying on the car horn. His family isn’t anyour help.
They told him to try melatonin, or st. johns wart. etc. If I go to them or reach out to them all they say is there is nothing that they can do. His older brother hung himself(I never met him) so I can’t believe that they won’t get involved but to a point where either they don’t even call him yet alone stop by to see himore or on the other side give really bad advice.
Right after this last Christmas his brother was in town and he hasn’t seen him in at last 3 years. He mentioned to him that if he was going to stop his meds that he should do it very slowly. I get very upset because they offer this advice but then they don’t get to see or,have to deal with it after the fact. I have tried to talk with his Dr. but then he retaliates. I don’t hardly sleep because he only sleeps approx. only every 3 days. So when he doesn’t sleep now one can.
He is loosing weight and his hygiene is far from good. I am so alone in this. He gets really upset with me because I won’t move in with him. Sometimes he wont unlock the door or let me in after he telks me to come over. His apartment has barrier bars on the door and a security system. He hardly opens the shades or blinds.
My friends are sick of me talking about the same old thing.