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My mother and I suffer from schizophrenia and things are getting better. But I am exhausted to move on.

frisas45

frisas45

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I suffer from bipolar disorder and paranoid schizophrenia. I get occasional bursts of anger and panic attacks. Thankfully, with the right treatment, my anger is reduced but I am still paralyzed in fear.

My mother is suffering from delusional disorder. She refused to take pills that the doctor required for us to. But thankfully, she is slowly cooperating and her symptoms are slightly improving. Unfortunately, it is still concerning.

She still believes that people are plotting against her, and gets impulsive. Her anger is reduced, but still prevalent.

I've suffered from her for three months and I am terrified. We went through lots of trouble. So if the symptoms don't improve to a complete calm, I get terrified.

She used to take Risperidal. It used to make her feel calm this month until her symptoms relapsed. Then the doctor prescribed her Blonanserin, a rare pill (that is only available in South Korea and Japan) that I currently take.

I know how this pill works. Unlike Risperidal, this pill works immediately and wastes no time- Risperidal took three weeks for it to work on her. Plus, Blonanserin brings no side effects.
But I'm scared that it might not work on her. She still is miserable due to her delusions. When she first took Risperidal, she was calm and happy. When she relapsed, she flew into a rage.

Blonanserin reduced it from the relapse, but did not bring the calm that Risperidal brought. I am disappointed.

But I am hopeful that her cooperative behavior can lead to more help from the doctor. The doctor was displeased about her not following what he says, but she is currently being more cooperative.

At this rate, the doctor can help her more. And I'm hopeful that by May, she would be improving significantly. It took me months to get the right meds. I feel hopeful.

Please, encourage me. I'm still miserable and losing hope,though.
 
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linus

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I think this is the key to all treatment plans: find the proper drugs combination that works best for you. It takes time and being patient it's not something a person with an illness is able to have. Just hang in there, the psychotic episodes pass and you can educate yourselves (both of you) to reduce the relapse possibility.
 
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