Hello I have not had time the past month to be here or respond to the many kind people who replied to my first message for this I apologise. I have though spent the last 4 weeks battling to get my son from Denmark to live me in the UK. He was so resistant to this. Finally I managed to convince him although he is maintaining he is not living with me long term. But it was an immense relief to get him discharged from the Psyc unit in Denmark and on that plane to England. I am so tired of the many flights I have had to take since Nov 18 when he was first admitted.
My post though is about Negative symptoms which my son now has in a very severe way. Withdrawn quiet irritable, cant reach him hardly at all. He has been home with me 2 days, stays mostly in his room, comes down a few times a day to have a smoke in the garden. Then goes back to his room. He wont take his hoody off even though its warm here right now. I think this is because he consious of his weigh gain which has increased again since they put him also on Mitazapin with Risperidone and Propranalol.
I dont really know how to approach the negative symptoms. I feel I am saying all the wrong things. I feel so usless unable to help him , I know he is suffering. He is 21 has now no friends left (they deserted him when he was diagnosed with the SZ ) he was so full of life until this wretched illness took hold. Studying, sociable, well dressed very clean cut. Now so different. We have his first drs appointment today in the UK and get me not wrong I am absolotuley over the moon he is finally in my home with him.
But how do others manage the NEG Symptoms of SZ ? what is the best way for me to be ? I try everything to motivate encourage , but to no avail. Im not sure his meds are touching the neg symptoms. I think of clozapine but worry on the side effects … so many questions … my life is like a car crash this past 8 months but I can only imagine how it is for my boy.
Thank you for reading … Dino