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is there hope he can get back to the way he was?

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My boyfriend is a paranoid schizophrenic diagnosed when he was 21 he is now 43. He started having problems April 2013 with hallucinations, confusion. His meds werent renewed for 2 weeks so he was off them and when they did get filled he would take them and wouldnt take them. This has been going on for 16 1/2 months. His last episode was 14-15 years ago. Within in these 16 1/2 months he has been in the hospital twice. He is currently in the hospital again, my question is, with being on and off his meds for 16 1/2 months having hallucinations, confusion is there hope he can get back to the way he was once he gets his meds regulated and built up in his system? I know he is on Olanzapine, Haldol, i dont know the other one and he is also on Wellbutrin for depression.

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replied August 25th, 2014
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Hi, and thanks for your query on eHealth forum!

Well, relapse of symptoms in paranoid schizophrenia is never a good sign. It often indicates a need for complete re-evaluation followed by change in treatment. If not taking medications properly is the only reason for relapse, then it may be easy to get him back on track. Otherwise it may take some time or worse, things may not be same as before.

However, it is difficult to comment on the exact course on net. Please discuss this in detail with his treating specialists. Take care!

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