No - I don't, but I don't think it was the meds either.
I think it was nerves and fear. He was 100% sure he was dying. He even asked if we could go to the emergency room.
If I wasn't hopeful about the e-cig, I'd probably have taken him & tried to get him admitted again. Only, the hospital I'd take him back to this time doesn't have an ER because they're psychiatric only. This wonderful team that keeps leaving me feeling let down said that the one we just went to would keep him longer to titrate him up on Clozapine. Wrong - only 8 days.
He likes the other hospital better. They keep him at least 2 weeks. They would let him smoke 3X a day, so they would see those effects on the meds, and he likes the food & the fact he can go to the cafeteria for meals.
The things I don't like - their don't tolerate his pacing as well in intake, he keeps getting put on the lockdown unit because he tried to escape the first time he was there (he said the next unit down is really nice - the little bit he got to see before he tried to make a run for it) and I can only see him 3X a week instead of every day.
If anyone here smokes, you should try these little filters you can get called Tar Stoppers - they're about $1 for a pack of 30 in the cigarette store. You wouldn't believe how much black gunk is in one after a single cigarette. I think that should be enough to make people quit all by itself.
@qutepi - my son has said the same about e-cigs, but we get the bigger mods now along with the kind of e-liquid that makes the big clouds. He gets a little throat hit out of it & likes some of the flavors, so he can live with it. He has been on e-cigs only for long periods of time. I'm going to sell it as healthier & cheaper. It's definitely cheaper, and whether or not it's healthier overall, it's better right now.
My son had his first break 12 years ago at 15, then again at 17, and again at 18. We did not hospitalize him. They were short, he recovered quickly & completely, and had insight. He was stable from then until 26, upped & downed his meds based on how he felt with his dr's permission, but he either lost control or his disease progressed - and now nothing has worked right. Things work, then they very suddenly do not work, and in the midst of things we have a new doctor as it was time to move on from a pediatric psychiatrist.
The pediatric doctor was more willing to work with us on quick adjustments outside the hospital, he would see my son more often when meds were being changed - my son trusted him more.
I'm sticking with this doctor for now because 1. you can see on her face that she does care even if she is more cautious than I would like and 2. moving means he would lose his place on the ICT team which comes with a lot of other benefits.
But, switching doctors is very prominent in my mind.