As you can tell by the crying face things have hit a downward spiral with my son...The other night we had to call a Crisis Hotline because he was talking suicide.... He had taken the first Wellbutrin that morning...and the last!!! The hotline sent out a counselor at midnight to our house...Thank God!! If we had taken him to the ER it would have been so easy for them to say "we are admitting him on a 3 day hold" and I couldn't have done anything about it. As it worked out, the counselor, her name was Chinez'e....thought it was the new meds and said he should stay home...She was here for over an hour and Tyler was actually glad she came. Also, the Dr. had changed up his Geodon and put him on Cogentan...that has a lot to do with what happened.
I was so freakin scared.,.. Well, scared is mild compared to how I really felt. I kept thinking " I could really lose my son." He is my only child, can't have anymore so I really dont want anything to hapen to him.
From day 1 on the Geodon things went up up up....then we changed it because of side effects (shaking, dry mouth) and then it went downhill fast.. That was 2 days ago...
Things are getting back to normal...I knew something was wrong when he started cussing at me again...something he had stopped after starting the medication...and he was irritable as hell...
I will keep u posted...
I hate Boats!!!!
Post Lamenectomy Syndrome, Spinal Stenosis, DDD....
1999 Hemi Lamenectomy/2005 Spinal Fusion(L4-S1)
Methadone 120 mg. a day/15 mg. Oxycodone as needed(up to 4 x a day)
High Blood Pressure: Lisinopril HCTZ 10 mg. daily
Type 2 Diabetes: (March 16, 2009)
Metformin HCL ER 1000 mg. at night..Glipizide 5mg. 2X in the morning
I am keeping you and your family in my prayers! Having a daughter who is BiPolar, I can so relate...we did not experience the crisis you have, but the up and downs over the years has been very trying. Now that she is on the CORRECT medication, her life and ours is so much better!
It really helps to have all of you here for me.. I feel kinda selfish saying this, but I feel like my family has forgotten about me in all of this. I mean, My son definitley needs a great deal of attention right now, but he also uses this to get attention. So, my problems are non existant right now. I mean, hell...I have to walk on egg shells around him so I don't set him off. If I even mention that my blood sugar is high or that my back is killing me He throws a freakin fit. My mom, who we live with, has started jumping my butt about everything... I say the wrong thing all of the time...I do the wrong thing all of the time. If he gets upset about anything I have said, even if it's just "hello" she tells me to be quiet and think of his feelings.
Talk about confusing.....I thought I was his mom....