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Schizophrenia with themes of opression and being controlled...Hello,
I am hoping to get some direction in finding the right remedy to help my mother, she is 63 and was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia when she was in her late twenties...she is currently on an antispychotic injection once a fortnight, but it does little for her symptoms, although at this stage she feels she is not allowed to come off her injection, even though she is classed as a 'voluntary patient'.
When her symptoms are bad, she feels as though people (the neighbours, her relatives etc) are telling her she is not allowed to do things or bad things will happen - people she knows and also those she doesn't will be hurt or killed. For example today she was not allowed to have a bath, and this evening I could not get her to eat dinner because she is also not allowed to eat or drink anything...she is also not allowed to be seen at the moment, so I'm letting her smoke in the laundry as she can't go outside!
In the past her symptoms have been very much themed around her being the head of the CIA, and 'holding the balance of power in the world', this seems to have now shifted to actually having now power at all, and being completely remotely controlled/opressed.
She does not hear voices, but explains it more as a psychic/telepathic communication, more that it comes through her own internal dialogue rather than actually hearing voices.
She is constantly worried about snakes, and I'm often checking her room for her to assure her that there is no snake in there. Any time she wakes up with a pain somewhere she thinks it's because she's been bitten by a snake or spider.
She is deeply concerned about her personal hygeine, and is constantly apologising for smelling after she uses the bathroom, or for smelling if she needs to go to the toilet (she assumes that if her bowels are full then she must smell externally), and is worried that because she smells we will be kicked out of our house. She often laments about the state of her health and her looks...she used to be a model when she was young, was very slender with blonde hair and blue eyes and very fair skin, but now looks much older than 63, she has lost all of her teeth (I think due to a combination of malnutrition/smoking/and antispychotic medications), and her face and hands are covered in sun damage and melanomas.
She has no friends, and has lost all of her self-confidence, and is very unsure of herself.
When she's unwell she becomes quite manic, and very rushed - she gulps her food down standing up, and the medication causes her to shuffle from one foot to the other. She talks to herself either outloud or in whisphers, often voicing externally instructions to herself. eg- "Have a bath Kim...I would", as though she's talking to another part of herself. She will often laugh outloud as she mutters to herself or is just sitting in her room. She often makes mistakes because she is going so fast and is barely in her body most of the time I feel.
There were at least two instances of sexual abuse at some stage between the age of 30-40, and my brother and my father was selling canibis when she met him, so I know before my brother and I were born for a couple of years she smoked quite a bit because of my father. I don't know if this is what triggered the scizophrenia...I've asker her brothers and sisters about her when she was younger, and certainly some characteristics were already there - the hurriedness, the lack of groundedness, etc - the day she got her drivers license she crashed the car! My uncle tells me she was always the smartest out of all of them though.
She was the youngest of 6 children, 3 girls and 3 boys, and they grew up very poor. I wonder if this fueled her tendency for escape and fantasy...
I'm hoping that homeopathy may be able to help her if I can find the right remedy and dosage...I just want to see her get some semblance of a life back. And I currently live with her and have been caring for her for almost 4 years, and am trying to hold on to the hope that she can be well enough to live on her own again. I am 36 and would like to meet someone and start a family of my own before it's too late!
Any help would be so infinitely appreciated, thank you!
kiki2 on 2017-11-26
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Pl give her one dose of 6 pills of Tuberculinum-1m at bed time (only one dose) and give feedback after one week
homeo_helper on 2017-11-26Thank you so much homeo helper!
I will order Tuburculinum 1m ASAP - I'm just looking at the options for purchasing it here in Australia, could you please clarify which version I should choose:
kiki2 on 2017-11-26This thread continues beneath the following ad.Thank you for clarifying that homeo helper!
I will get onto ordering that remedy ASAP... I also forgot to mention that her liver function tests have been showing as derranged for the last few years, although the levels have been improving in the past year now that I've got her on a better diet and she has stopped drinking.
She also suffers from incontinence, and digestive upsets - feeling very bloated and not able to digest her food, and often there is undigested food in her stool. She is constipated most of the time, although frequently this is punctuated by bouts of diarrhea that last a day or two (not sure if this is caused by something she's consuming or not?).
She also has arthritic pains in her knees and hips (worse from cold), and pain in her back that is worse from lying down.
She is a survivor and a tough nut, but I also worry that generally her physical health is not great and on some levels she is very frail...
I don't know if any of this matters, but just thought I should mention as much as possible in-case anything might contraindicate which homeopathic remedies were best for her...
Is Tuburculinum 1m still the remedy I should give her?
Thanks again so much, and apologies if I'm coming across as overly cautious - I would never be able to forgive myself if I made things worse for her even though my intentions are good.
Blessings to you.
kiki2 on 2017-11-30
I would like to start with one dose 6 pills of Tuberculinum-1m.
We will go ahead with other remedies afterwards.
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homeo_helper on 2017-11-30
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