My nineteen year old son was in a hospital a month ago. Diagnosed with schizophrenia, however, I don’t think he hears voices, however very delusional. In the hospital, they finally got him to take Zyprexa, but when he got out, it was a Friday night, and the prescription they gave me had not been authorized through my insurance and long story short, we didn’t get it for two days. That Monday we went to the pdoc and he told her he didn’t like Zyprexa so she put him on Risperdal. He took one and the night that he did he had an episode. He HATES taking pills and I can’t stress how much the pill taking sets him off. He complained of Risperdal 1mg (remember, only took one pill) and so we got Invega 3mg. He has refused to take them.
I have tried LEAP ( in process ), NAMI, read I think just about everything I can on this subject of non-compliance. I have left my job to take for him and now I am severely depressed. His dad, who lives a half mile away, and has been good to him in the past, has refused to answer my texts or emails. I am by myself.
This morning, I said that I needed a break. I wanted him to go stay with his dad for a bit. I just need a break. He called the Suicide Hotline and then came upstairs. We talked for a bit as I asked him if he felt like killing himself and he said he felt like jumping off a bridge. It crushed me so as we were sitting on the stairs talking, he started getting very angry and I felt like he was going to do something to me. I said “don’t yell at me” and he started screaming and walked out the door.
He has never hurt me or his dad, or his sister. But he has talked of it. I’ve seen this coming for about a week now and I know that what he needs is hospitalization. To start on meds again, so we can reach him.
Does anybody have any suggestions? Thank you