Neuropsychiatrist has put him on Haldol 5 mg and Amantadine 100mg for a couple months, then Seroquel 900 mg at bedtime and Lamictal 450 mg every morning, and he has been on this regimen for 13 months. My son is IDDM for 15 years, and the Seroquel cause his blood sugars to go completely out of control to where his hemoglobin A1C was at 13%. He was becoming very ill. After 13 months of being on Lamictal tomorrow he is scheduled to take a blood study to get his Lamictal levels. Last week, they started titrating him off Lamictal and Seroquel. Today he is complete off Lamictal and taking 300 mg of Seroquel. He also started taking Perphenazine 2 mg two times a day.
I have noticed a change in behavior. He is a student and is very paranoid to the point where I may have to withdraw him from school. He is so unhappy because he is different. Before the brain injury he was a little superman, an athlete, very social and he excelled in academics. I don't think he is on the best medications to control the paranoid schizophrenia. He also is challenged with Bipolar, PTSD, and OCD. I really don't know what else to do for him. I asked his psychiatrist if there was anything else that can be done to help him from suffering and to prevent the relapse, but the psychiatrist tells me that there is nothing else to do but to put him on Abilify. I want to keep my son at home with me and not place him in a home, but his behavior is so strange. He paces the floor at night thinking that someone will will break in. He constantly worries about what others think of him. He is challenged with the auditory and sometimes visual hallucinations, but more auditory. It's like he is so tormented. I have to avoid crowds and make sure he don't encounter any stressor that can triggor a relapse. I can go on and on, but one thing I do know is that I want my son to experience some peace of mind soon. I am a parent and I feel so helpless. I know there is something out there to help him, but I don't really know where to start.
I'm currently researching medications to prevent paranoid schizophrenic symptoms and I am very much interested in possibly recommending Geodon, Zyprexa and Risperdal and maybe Clozapine. Which are the best in terms of treating all of his mental health issues? Which ones will give him immediate relief of symptoms?