He takes Gabapentin for a mood stabilizer, so that’s also used for seizures & epilepsy.
That’s actually it’s primary use - it’s used for nerve pain & as a mood stabilzer too.
My son started talking about random electrical zaps - not in his brain, but around his body, but that was before the Clozaril. He mentioned it to the psychiatrist yesterday & she didn’t think much of it. I’m paying attention to how often he says something about it, because random, unexplained pain can be from either the psychosis or meds, or it could be from something else.
He has not had an EEG. Again, you’d think they’d do some of these things when he’s in an actual hospital, but apparently not. They did do 2 EKG’s the month before, so his heart is healthy at least.
I have to treat lightly with this right now too. So, I’ll add this to my list & wait for an opportunity. He’s already asking me if he’s “broken goods” because of the pills & I’ll take him tomorrow to get his blood work done for the Clozapine. Now & then, he’ll say he wants a brain scan - then, he’ll say he doesn’t want one.
I take daily, detailed notes about sleeping patterns, delusions, mood, etc, so if anything weird happens, I’ll make note of it. We have a dog who has seizures, so at least I will know what they look like a little bit and to make sure he doesn’t overheat if one lasts a long time before we can get him to the hospital.
I’m not too worried - he has pushed an amazing amount of medication through his body. Both due to doctor’s orders & on his own. I’m very lucky he’s alive. I’ll definitely be watchful though & I’m keeping everything that could possible happen in mind.