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Psychosis or paranoia

Mental Health | Last Active: Jul 2, 2019 | Replies (40)

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That's scary to me at this point, I was hoping he would return to a normal state even if briefly, so I could get him to seek help, yes he must have an underlying cause, but I honestly do not remember any red flags for this, it took us by surprise, although he does have an alcohol problem which when he came here was part of the deal, no drinking and get a job, but yes I will do what I can praying he will change his mind and seek help but at this point he doesn't think he needs any he believes his paranoid world is the reality

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I know, it's hard. If this is his first time, perhaps hell agree to a shot of Invega , I think its what's it's called. Tell him that a shot of that stuff is relatively painless and quick. And yes, paranoia is a problem, it will just get worse. My mayo doctors have given me a medication that could have compromised my chloride levels and contributed to my having a psychosis.

Once you have a psychosis you are prone to have more of them. Medication is needed. I manage it now, keeps them away.

I wanted to add what my Mayo doctors told me regarding my situation, and that is to go to St Mary's when I'm having one and it's active psychosis so that they could run some more tests. Like there's a condition called porphyria (sp?) that I could be evaluated for.

Overall, I never had a psychosis prior to my myasthenia gravis disease starting when I was around 48 years old. But, I don't have a thyroid anymore, and the shock of having MG caused me to forget my thyroid pill i think, plus now, I've learned that my medication can cause psychosis plus my biological mother (that I never had the opportunity meet) had schizophrenia they say. So, perhaps there is some genetics going making me predisposed to it.

I went to an NIH study and the experts there say I don't hav ethe disease schizophrenia because i don't have negative symptoms and I didn't have my first psychosis until my 48th year. Schizophrenia has psychosis and negative symptoms both at the NIH.

Perhaps he has a neurological condition now, like I did? I've been tested for everything, lupus, MS, several diseases can cause psychosis. Frontal Temporal Dementia too.

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