Last May, i posted here for the first time after my son first got hospitalized due to a psychotic break.
At the time, there was some question of whether it was drug induced.
At this point, it is clear that it was NOT drug induced. My son still experiences symptoms on a regular basis, even while on antipsychotic medication. He is one month away from a full on sz diagnosis.
There is no other way to describe what I’ve been through other than hell on earth. To see your beautiful healthy child lose their mind is not something I would wish on my worst enemy. Nothing has ever tested my own mental stability the way this has.
I am returning to this forum now, knowing that there are people here who get it. In my personal relationships I have found that this is a taboo subject and NO ONE wants to know about it, let alone talk about it. Those of us with afflicted family members suffer in silence. Well meaning friends and relatives say things that are inappropriate and misguided. In truth we live isolated lives.
To all those who have a close family member affected with sz, I just want to say, I get it. It’s major. Love to all of you.