G’morning fellow friends. My son is experiencing some very concerning mental health behaviors. Anxiety, anger, paranoid thinking, lack of appetite, eating. This is not new, just escalating and a wife now. And she is just not “having” it, which is so welcome. We have tried for many years to get him to get help and he refuses. Mostly extremely afraid of medication-which I “get.” But keep in mind he used every recreational drug on the planet without care. (Been clean for 5 years. Periodic CBD oil for sleep and appetite)
He did, under duress, go to a PA that prescribed Latuda yesterday. He is petrified and keeps sending texts with the list of side effects.....
My anxiety is pretty darn high right now as well. We live 12 hours apart and I cannot be there. (He has not asked me to be) but his wifecis overwhelmed, he is overwhelmed and his dad and I are sad and scared. I cannot leave work right now. At all! Maybe at Thanksgiving time!
This long story I now condense into,1. “ how do I maintain my sanity through this?” My job is very demanding and all encompassing. I am up by 4/4:30 and did not stop until 9pm last night. That is typical. Then I do not usually sleep well. Average hrs...3-5, awake every 2 hours at the least. I was bleassed with 5:40 last night! 2. The pa put him on Latuda. Anyone with experience with Latuda? Especially positive ones🤗
Thank you all for listening!!!!
I hope you have some peace and joy in your life!