My son is 17 and is bipolar. I have had to endure many years of bad episodes and was so happy when the doctor finally found the right med.
The past 3 months he has been acting like either the med is not working or he is not taking it. On Monday he called me after having a bad fight with his dad. He was crying,he was in the middle of a panic attack...talking about
suicide and telling me how he hates everyone in that house.
!! I finally got him to tell me that he has not been taking his med. He says it does not help,that it makes him tired.
I talked to his dad,and he has been on him about
the med,trying to get him to take it.
I of course have been trying to talk to him. I told him that taking meds are not a bad thing. It does not make you a bad person,I tried the guilt trip..saying that I needed to know he is safe and ok and part of that is taking his med. Nope not gonna do it.
I called his doctor,and he was in on 8-26,and basically convinced her that he does not need to take it. And she wants me to get him in right away. Ok..hmmmm 17,history of violence,compulsive and you take his word for it?? I let her know how upset I was with her.
He respects my brother alot,my brother also takes meds for anxiety,panic attacks and depression (you can see it runs in our family). My brother is going to try to talk to him too.
I am trying to get in touch with his school counselor. He does some volunteer work with her and really likes her. She was on vacation last week..so hopefully Monday she will call me back.
My son is coming here in about
2 hrs, I am nervous because I am afraid we are going to have a meltdown. Quite frankly he weighs 275 lbs, is 6"5...I weigh 120 and am 5"9...therefore if he has an episode there is really nothing I can do to get him to settle down.
My b/f is worried too.
He is a good kid,he is doing great in school,has 2 jobs..but I am worried that the schedule of going to school, and then right to work might be taking it's toll on him.
He is a Senior and I keep telling him that he only has a little bit to go..and then he can go to college. Now he is saying he doesn't want to go to college..and that breaks my heart.
I need other ideas to convince him to take his med......
I am just so frustrated because I have done so much to try to get him better. And then he just decides to push all of that away. I feel like my hands are tied.
It is so hard being a parent!!!
Chronic Depression, Panic Attacks,Anxiety Attacks,Anorexia
Meds I have taken throughout the years:Wellbutrin,Tranxene,Paxil,Prozac,Valium,
Have been med free for 2 years now.www.healingwell.com/donate
How can you talk without a brain?
I dunno...but alot of people talk without a brain don't they?
Dorthy and the Scarecrow-Wizard of Oz
Post Edited (ShynSassy) : 10/13/2007 6:43:23 AM (GMT-6)