this is a Continuation to my Topic: “My son left home and he is another state and Homeless. What is the Next step”.
my son last had an Invega shot 234mg in March 16. he does not want the shot anymore. he thinks it will cause breast enlargement and sexual Impotence. he started taking chlorpromazine 300mg ( 100mg pill 3 times daily) and Dapokat 500mg because I threatened to commit to hospital if he does not take meds.
he has been experiencing severe headache. I took to ER twice and ER doctor gave him Benedryl and
and Ivy and 10mg of compazine. he felt good for one hour then his headache came back.
while he was at ER, I told the nurse secretly what is going on with him because he would deny his condition and told the ER doctor he just had a headache. they discharged him and requested him to follow up with his Pdoc.
later, I forced him to be evaluated in the same hospital for his mental condition. they only put him on hold for 2 days and discharging him saying that he is taking his medicine and he is not psychotic,so they cannot keep him.
the nurse said that the psychosis meds does not cause headache.
He has been eating well and drinking well. so what is the cause of Headache?
a week ago, he found a way to leave to California thinking that his headache will go away in California. of course, it did not go away!
this is irrational thinking. He is now with a friend in Calif and of course, he is not taking his medicine now.
he has been calling and told me he left due to severe headache and planning to take the greyhound again to come back home and he thinks the headache will go away after 3 days trip with greyhound.
I threaten that I would notify the police and I will try to commit him back to hospital where ever he is if he takes the greyhound. I told him to fly back.
I do not want him to be taking 3 days trip. I already had a miserable experience with him taking greyhound back in January 2016 where is ended up in Texas & was hospitalized for 7 weeks.
What I am thinking that his headache is coming from medicine withdrawal symptoms.
he was taking an oral pill of 6mg Paliperidone and an invega Shot of 234mg every 4 weeks while he was in the Hospital in Texas for 7 weeks. After the hospital in Texas were informed of his headache, they stopped his Paliperdone oral pill and discharged him with instructions to take the shot monthly and Depokat 500mg daily.
but he did not want to continue with Invega Shot and start taking another medicine chlorpromazine/Thorazine 300mg for one week and now it is not taking anything since he left one week ago.
I suspect that medicine withdrawal is causing the headache.
Does anyone experience headaches side effects with a family member who is taking Paliperdone or Inveha Sustena Shot ?