Family and Caregiver Schizophrenia Discussion Forum

Schysophrenic son

My son is diagnosed before 3 months he refuses to take medicine he lives in another place and always telling me you are a demon
I need to know if someone else experienced this

Hi Rida. I think you will find many, many people here who have experienced similar things. My son was lost on the streets of a big city for many months several times and each time it took me weeks to locate him. When I did find him he was terrified of me and called me basically the devil (I don’t recall his exact words). I just talked to him very calmly and suggested we get a coffee or something and just stuck with him. Over a half hour or so he would calm down enough so I could get him to come stay with me in a hotel. I think for him he had been living so rough that that was effecting his brain as well. I also think that a lot of people who find themselves homeless because of their disease are exhibiting some behaviors just because of the stress of living on the streets. I hope that you are able to stay in touch with your son and know that no matter what he says on some very deep level he loves you very much.

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Yes, when my son wasn’t medicated, I went to touch his back once and he quickly shrugged me off because I’m the bad/evil one. It really hurt me to be pushed away from the one that you would literally die for, but that is definitely part of the illness. Do your best to educate yourself and get him medicated. I went to many classes and I was always told that early intervention is the number 1 key to a successful outcome. So, needless to say I bent over backwards to get my son medicated and do whatever means necessary to keep him medicated. It was VERY rough for a long time, but we have come full circle and he takes his meds now. Best to you, Xo

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Not the devil but that I was poisoning him and I looked like his mom but wasn’t his mom. My son was on meds and had a good job and could pay his own bills but is now of, quit his job, is a mess and will likely become homeless if he doesn’t go back on his meds. I made him a doctor appointment for today, he did not go.

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So sorry! Yes, I have poisoned his food and he would ask who are you and is my dad my really dad all the time - very typical indeed! Try your hardest to get him on meds and let me tell you when my son states he doesn’t want to take his meds, it’s all hands on deck to work our hardest to get him to take them as we know where the story goes and we all know it’s not pretty! Fortunately, I’ve won most the battles, woohoo!!!

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