By Eganstein - 12/11/2012 00:50 - United States
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Just an update, she is in the hospital doing better, and my throat is in tact. And for everyone telling me to leave her, its not gonna happen
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Take her to the e.r. They have to give her medication when it is this serious
It could be a small town pharmacy and they just don't have it in stock? Or maybe it's out of stock in the area? Either way, this is definitely not something to take lightly. Get her meds for her or temporarily move out for your safety, OP. I would even go so far as to suggest having family members take turn watching her if OP doesn't feel comfortable leaving her alone. OP shouldn't think that his GF won't attack him out of love or whatever since she's not thinking rationally. Good luck to you, OP. support your GF but also look out for your own safety.
If you don't want to take her to the ER, because of whatever reason, consider this. I work as a manager of a retail pharmacy and in such a situation, when it is a critical, non-narcotic medication, we can provide an emergency supply. It may be limited to two or three days at a time, but it will help and can be gotten again if necessary.
I'm an ER nurse and that also means she could be kept there at least 3 days and sent to a facility for several days or weeks depending on how extreme the situation is. Yes they can help with medication but she won't like the situation. Have you talked to her family and found out how they dealt with her illness in the past?
87, are you an idiot? As a schizophrenic myself, if I were told someone could actually read my mind in the middle of psychosis I would freak out immensely, and the consequences would be horrific. Even if that's a joke it's in poor taste. OP, call an ambulance and have her admitted. I can tell you from personal experience it's best for everyone if she's admitted to hospital. It ensures your safety and your girlfriend will be safer there too. Being off meds is horrible, being in hospital isn't great, but it's the better alternative. Good luck, OP, and don't feel guilty about it, she'll understand once she's out of the worst of the episode.
911! Urgent care! Psychiatric Emergency! Pick one! Death threats should not be taken lightly! Seriously, call 911! the hospital will have her meds.
Take her to the ER or get help with her. Either way, I would be prepared to sleep with one eye open and be alert at all times. Who knows what could happen. A schizophrenic is never predictable. Good luck OP.
People living with schizophrenia tend to not be violent toward others, in fact, they are much more likely to harm themselves. And there is a subtype of schizophrenia that is centered around paranoid symptoms. Depending on which type of schizophrenia OP's girlfriend has, I don't she will be a risk to him.
I completely agree that it's understandable but, OP should at least try and get some sort of knowledge about his girlfriend's disorder especially if they are living together. The media has spun this disorder to be a violent one when in all actuality it's more so hell for the one suffering from the disorder than anyone else.
Take her to the ER or local doctor- most will be able to give you samples of her meds until her prescription can be filled. And just remember, even though it's scary for you, and hard to see someone you care about like that, it's so much worse for her, and she's probably suffering from the withdrawals too.
Take her to the pharmacy. They can give her an emergency refill and charge it to your insurance up to a month later.