I have posted before and have been in and out of these discussions. Most of my life is about dealing with my son, 25-years-old, who had a psychotic break last May, was hospitalized for eight days and now lives with me and my husband, his stepdad. I don’t come to this forum a lot but when I do I always find comfort - if even just knowing there are people out there who TOTALLY get what caring for a psychotic person is like.
Since my son’s hospitalization last May, he has gone off his meds. About two months ago he decided the Zyprexa wasn’t helping him and he stopped.
Since the holidays I have noticed huge changes in him. He takes moments longer to respond because he is dealing with his voices. He is returning to some of his delusional behaviors - for example, he has a ‘special aura’ because he went back to being vegan.
But the worst thing is that the more bizarre his behavior seems to me and his stepdad, the more normal HE thinks he is. He just says he’s doing great and all is well with the world.
Meanwhile I am seeing daily reminders of the same behaviors that got him hospitalized seven months ago. I’d love to hear from people who have been through relapses and how they handled those early signs. I feel a full return to psychosis coming any day now and I am terrified.