His pdoc said not to worry but I am. He never talks about whats bothering him unless its really bad. I have bp1 and he hates to worry me. Well I'm worried. Does anyone have experience with this? I'm out of league.
Dear Arcola, welcome to the site. Could you please hit comment and list how old he is, and any emotional crises he may have been thru. Is Pdoc a psychiatrist or pediatrician, could you clarify that please. The reason I ask, is, it's pretty normal for kids to imagine there is something in their rooms at night, but if your son is experiencing a medication side effect, or something a bit more serious, the clarifications mean the difference in saying it is fairly normal for a small kid to feel like their is a monster under the bed, but not normal for someone in their early 20's. please list medications the pdoc has tried. Patti
I had these experiences starting at age 6.There was always something in my room.I could not see it,but I felt it.Be glad that your son is telling you.I am glad for your son that he has you to tell and knows you will believe him.I never talked about anything that bothered me either.But, that was because the things that were bothering me were the 2 people I called Mommy and Daddy.
Listen to the Pdoc and keep listening to your son.You don't say if this prescence scares him,or what age he is.I never talked about these things with anyone until I was 42 years old.What I felt all those years ago,did'nt really scare me,I was just uncomfortable with that feeling,until I figured out what,or I should say who,it was.I will only say at this point, that the presence changed over time,and became the image of a person that I had known and loved,and it would continue until I was almost 16 years old.
There are things that happen to some of us that there IS no common sense explanation for.I understand your worry,and I think it is valid.Just watch your son and listen to him as you are.I would learn all those years later,that what I had felt,as a young child, and what I saw every night as a child maturing into a young adult,was actually a gift to me,from a higher power.Not a hallucination,but something that most human minds cannot possibly grasp.Just stay open with your boy and don't let him see or sense your worry,as that may change the way he feels too.Still,to this day,I don't talk much about these things.I guess because it falls into that "too bizarre to be true"category.Still, true,it is. tejas129
As long as you are receptive to the idea that he may in fact sense a presence in his room and are not inclined to laugh at him, or poo-poo him off, perhaps he'll feel more comfortable in talking to you about this without worrying about triggering anything with your disorder. As long as he is not frightened or intimidated by this presence, he may find it comforting that there is someone there he can speak to and share with. Or perhaps just feel comforted by the mere fact that he's not alone.
While it's not been proven scientifically that these manifestations occur, it has also never been scientifically disproven either. A great many people believe in, and are sensitive to, the presence of those who have died. As long as he is not frightened, or believing this entity is telling him to harm himself or others, perhaps you could just let this play out however it will, at least until his next pdoc visit. Just my thoughts.
Hi arcola, I am just now reading your comments & concerns about your son & the replies you have gotten. I recently read an article about using prozasin(minipress) for these type of reactions. It helps with nightmares. You didn't specify if this happens while he is awake or if it comes during his sleeping stage. I don't know if this would help him or not, but it might be worth asking his physiciatrist about it. The only thing is you have to watch for low blood pressure while on it. Did this start after he started taking his other meds? If so this might just help him. I could be way off base here so be sure to discuss this with his doctor at length. I understand your conerns, & sympathize with you. You must let him know that no matter what your first concern is getting him better. I certainly understand his concerns about upsetting you, but it is so important that he get a good nights sleep & not be worried about anything else.
This may not be the right drug to help him, but it sure can't hurt to ask. It is definately a scarey feeling thinking someone is in your room or going to hurt you in some way. Medications can have strange effects on people even tho they are working correctly, & doing the job they were intended to do. Sometimes it takes a combo of drugs to get the right mix. I hope this has been helpful, to you. Like I said, it would be something you need to talk to his psychiatrist about, & you will definately have to watch his blood pressure adding nother CNS depressant to the mix. It may be his doctor will say abosolutely no too. Was just a thought, & hope it may help you both...
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