We have been struggling for years with my daughter, 25 years old. Diagnosed 4 years ago...and still taking one day at a time with the condition. I have to always remember....this is NOT my daughter...this is her illness that makes her act this way.
Her relapse has drained me and the rest of the family for 6 weeks now. She has been nasty and aggressive, broken things, became paranoid, and has had terrible hallucinations....we had to move her out of her apartment today (freezing cold today...10 degree's). She thought the upstairs neighbors were plotting against her. She thought they let small animals out of their cages at bedtime, to purposely run around all night and keep her up. (the neighbors are in their 70's)........She will now live with me.
I am going to go to a support group next week, and need help to understand all of this. She takes Seroquel 300mg..She used to be on Clozeral......Sometimes won't take Seroquel regularly though.
Her relapse ??? Things seem to trigger her...We think this time it was the Christmas blues and having an older car (Mom...I want a new car !!!_I hate my car). Then she wanted to live with my old boyfriend and he nicely said no. She cried and cried.
So now I have to look for a house I suppose. I just got settled into an apartment myself...but will have to move. A good thing though because I was helping her with her rent every month....it was too much $$$.
North Tonawanda, NY (suburb of Buffalo)
Published On: January 25, 2009