My partner is currently in a 'confused' state having suffered a TBI 6 months ago. He had been on methylphenidate which made him very agitated and restless and he shouted and screamed a lot. I believe as did some of the nurses that the medication was bringing about some of these behaviours. Since Friday he is now on Respiridone which is the polar opposite. it is as if he is heavily sedated, by the afternoon starts to slurr his speech although he still does shout, not as much. He is due to finish rehab where he is at the end of Feb and the only NHS option would be a nursing home which deals with challenging behaviours which would mean that he wouldn't benefit from ongoing therapy. Fortunately he has private health cover which will allow him 6 months of further rehab.
Does anyone have any experience of the drug regime and associated behaviours. I feel like he's a bit like a guinea pig at the moment. Has anyone got experience of a long confused state and what is likely to emerge at the other end. I know its a waiting game and that every brain is different and he was in a coma for nearly 12 weeks. I would be interested to know if anyone has any similar experience.