My twelve year old has had a psychotic break. I am terrified!

Posted by lain59 @lain59, Jun 12, 2012

It has been four days. His doctor has not called me back. He had a total psychotic break, my son, Tristan. My adolescent sons, Nicholas and Tristan and I are all Bipolar. We have dire finacial problems.
My son is not getting better! He just threw up because he saw fish eyes staring at him in the mirror. Help please! How long will this last? His school had been horrid, really nasty to him, and my husband had been too, as well to me. CPS is investigating because of this and the fact my husband (after Tristan threw up last month) told him he should not take his medicine. He over ruled me until he went on a trip. No before that. I got Tristan to a doctor, who put him on Zantac, and all was well. Then, the day before his birthday, five days after he had been steadily taking his medicine, I had bought his favorite doughnut and put the numbers twelve in candles on it. He broke. He was seeing horrible faces, hearing terrible, guttural moans, etc. He clung to me as he begged to go to the hospital for the first time with his eyes closed.
Can he get better? I am terrified!!!

@roxie43

Hello Lain59,
Is this situation so bad that perhaps you should take him to your local emergency room? Also, I would not wait so many days for the doctor to call back. Does he or she have an administrative assistant who can page him/her?
And, the answer to your question, is YES he can get better but he needs appropriate and quality care. If, he is asking to go the ER/Hospital, I would take him ASAP because psychosis can be very scary for the person.
Today, there are wonderful medications for psychosis and new ones are being developed on a consistent basis. There is hope… I know people with psychotic disorders with college degrees that work full-time so please don’t think that your child’s future is wasted. There may be more bumps in the road but if you get him the proper assistance he should improve.
Best of luck to you…
Rox

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I have a therapist but I take him aback. Not really many friends and my family is dangerous!
Take care,
Lain

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@roxie43

Hello Lain59,
Is this situation so bad that perhaps you should take him to your local emergency room? Also, I would not wait so many days for the doctor to call back. Does he or she have an administrative assistant who can page him/her?
And, the answer to your question, is YES he can get better but he needs appropriate and quality care. If, he is asking to go the ER/Hospital, I would take him ASAP because psychosis can be very scary for the person.
Today, there are wonderful medications for psychosis and new ones are being developed on a consistent basis. There is hope… I know people with psychotic disorders with college degrees that work full-time so please don’t think that your child’s future is wasted. There may be more bumps in the road but if you get him the proper assistance he should improve.
Best of luck to you…
Rox

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hang in there and have faith that all will be okay…
Rox

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@roxie43

Hello Lain59,
Is this situation so bad that perhaps you should take him to your local emergency room? Also, I would not wait so many days for the doctor to call back. Does he or she have an administrative assistant who can page him/her?
And, the answer to your question, is YES he can get better but he needs appropriate and quality care. If, he is asking to go the ER/Hospital, I would take him ASAP because psychosis can be very scary for the person.
Today, there are wonderful medications for psychosis and new ones are being developed on a consistent basis. There is hope… I know people with psychotic disorders with college degrees that work full-time so please don’t think that your child’s future is wasted. There may be more bumps in the road but if you get him the proper assistance he should improve.
Best of luck to you…
Rox

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Hoping things are improving …be good to yourself because he needs you to be strong.
Hugs

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@roxie43

Hello Lain59,
Is this situation so bad that perhaps you should take him to your local emergency room? Also, I would not wait so many days for the doctor to call back. Does he or she have an administrative assistant who can page him/her?
And, the answer to your question, is YES he can get better but he needs appropriate and quality care. If, he is asking to go the ER/Hospital, I would take him ASAP because psychosis can be very scary for the person.
Today, there are wonderful medications for psychosis and new ones are being developed on a consistent basis. There is hope… I know people with psychotic disorders with college degrees that work full-time so please don’t think that your child’s future is wasted. There may be more bumps in the road but if you get him the proper assistance he should improve.
Best of luck to you…
Rox

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Good Morning,
How are things today?
Hugs

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Hi,
How are you and Tristan? You are in my thoughts and please don’t give up because life will get better.
Hugs,
Rox

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@china

ur boy better

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I am so weary. I am wired, stopped sleeping, cannot eat, and cannot shower.

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@china

ur boy better

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I am so angry too! No one in either family cares! Not even a call to see how he is or cards to both boys. So selfish. For some reason PTSD has also reared its ugly head. I remember more than twenty times I was raped and how I survived my psychotic family.

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@roxie43

Hello Lain59,
Is this situation so bad that perhaps you should take him to your local emergency room? Also, I would not wait so many days for the doctor to call back. Does he or she have an administrative assistant who can page him/her?
And, the answer to your question, is YES he can get better but he needs appropriate and quality care. If, he is asking to go the ER/Hospital, I would take him ASAP because psychosis can be very scary for the person.
Today, there are wonderful medications for psychosis and new ones are being developed on a consistent basis. There is hope… I know people with psychotic disorders with college degrees that work full-time so please don’t think that your child’s future is wasted. There may be more bumps in the road but if you get him the proper assistance he should improve.
Best of luck to you…
Rox

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We have truly excellent days, blessings, then horrid days. Meanwhile, my Bipolar moods are not stable. Anxiety with deep depression at five. Really, really happy in the early morning. Fine at noon.

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@roxie43

Hello Lain59,
Is this situation so bad that perhaps you should take him to your local emergency room? Also, I would not wait so many days for the doctor to call back. Does he or she have an administrative assistant who can page him/her?
And, the answer to your question, is YES he can get better but he needs appropriate and quality care. If, he is asking to go the ER/Hospital, I would take him ASAP because psychosis can be very scary for the person.
Today, there are wonderful medications for psychosis and new ones are being developed on a consistent basis. There is hope… I know people with psychotic disorders with college degrees that work full-time so please don’t think that your child’s future is wasted. There may be more bumps in the road but if you get him the proper assistance he should improve.
Best of luck to you…
Rox

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I am going to do it!

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@roxie43

Hello Lain59,
Is this situation so bad that perhaps you should take him to your local emergency room? Also, I would not wait so many days for the doctor to call back. Does he or she have an administrative assistant who can page him/her?
And, the answer to your question, is YES he can get better but he needs appropriate and quality care. If, he is asking to go the ER/Hospital, I would take him ASAP because psychosis can be very scary for the person.
Today, there are wonderful medications for psychosis and new ones are being developed on a consistent basis. There is hope… I know people with psychotic disorders with college degrees that work full-time so please don’t think that your child’s future is wasted. There may be more bumps in the road but if you get him the proper assistance he should improve.
Best of luck to you…
Rox

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Actually, I have the strangest feeling that all will be well.

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@roxie43

Hello Lain59,
Is this situation so bad that perhaps you should take him to your local emergency room? Also, I would not wait so many days for the doctor to call back. Does he or she have an administrative assistant who can page him/her?
And, the answer to your question, is YES he can get better but he needs appropriate and quality care. If, he is asking to go the ER/Hospital, I would take him ASAP because psychosis can be very scary for the person.
Today, there are wonderful medications for psychosis and new ones are being developed on a consistent basis. There is hope… I know people with psychotic disorders with college degrees that work full-time so please don’t think that your child’s future is wasted. There may be more bumps in the road but if you get him the proper assistance he should improve.
Best of luck to you…
Rox

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Hi I know just where your’e coming from with the moods. Generallly in the mornings I feel this too but by lunch I’m generally okaish again.Remeber to really enjoy the up times and hopefully more and more of them will come your way than the down times. Stay strong my dear friend Piglit

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