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    so where do i start? well first my classes started on monday. i am taking an art history class and a philosophy logic class. the logic class looks like it will be one of my hardest that i have taken, i have read the first chapter 3 times and still dont get it i made the mistake of ordering my art text book off of ebay and still have not gotten it and i need my book to complete my assignment that will be due on thursday

    i am trying to get over a nasty cold that i have had for the past three days, sore itchy throat, coughing and congestion. to top it all of my mom called me yesterday telling me my brother is in the hospital. apparently it all started on sunday when he called my mom and said there were bugs in his hands. my sister who lives closer to him then my mom and i do, took him to the hospital and the ER doctor basically said this was an emergency room and that my brother thinking there are bugs in his hands was not an emergency.

    So later that same night he called my mom back and said he was going crazy that bugs were all over him and that he thought he was going to die. my mom was able to calm him down and said she would come out on monday. he had a doctors appt that day so my mom took him. my mom called me and said his hands, feet, and face were swollen for some unknown reason. the doctor gave him a cortisone shot and sent him home. he then kept on and on about the bugs so my mom took him to a different hospital. they ended up admiting him for the swelling and his heart rate and BP being really high. they have done all kinds of test and cant find anything wrong. my mom called me tonight (tuesday) and said they are going to do a ct scan because they think his stomach may be pushing on his lungs. if the ct scan comes of neg they said they will release him from the hospital. the doctors want him to go see a pulmonary specialists but my brother refuses and said its because of all the bugs and that when they do the ct scan the bugs will hide. i dont know what the hell is wrong with him.

    i know he takes a lot of different medication for health problems, he has narcolipsy, high BP, sleep apnea, and an enlarged heart. he has been on these meds for a while now and dont know why all of a sudden he would start hallucinating. so we are now trying to find out if there is something medically wrong with him. if not they will release him from the hospital and my family will have to try and get him some type of mental health help.

    to top this all of my brother in law called me today and said that his wife (my sister) is too stressed out to help my mom and that we were basically on our own! thanks for being there during a family crisis you bastard! i dont know how my sister really feels i havent been able to talk to her but i know there is some bad blood between my brother and brother in law and maybe my brother in law sees this as a chance for revenge.

    i dont know maybe i am just over reacting. i am tired, over whelmed, worried about my brother and my mom (she has her own health issues to deal with). my mom relies so much on me that i have to be strong for her. i of course have my husband to turn to but sometimes i still feel alone and helpless. guess that is why i am spilling my guts now. anyways sorry for the long post and if you made it all the way down to the bottom congratulations! also sorry if this is random and jumpy but i dont really feel like going back to make it make more sense.
    Last edited by FireCop86; 08-27-2008, 04:09 AM.
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    First off....

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    • #3
      ^^ditto....
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      Happiness never decreases by being shared. -- Buddhist quotation
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      • #4
        Originally posted by FireCop86 View Post
        so where do i start? well first my classes started on monday. i am taking an art history class and a philosophy logic class. the logic class looks like it will be one of my hardest that i have taken, i have read the first chapter 3 times and still dont get it i made the mistake of ordering my art text book off of ebay and still have not gotten it and i need my book to complete my assignment that will be due on thursday

        i am trying to get over a nasty cold that i have had for the past three days, sore itchy throat, coughing and congestion. to top it all of my mom called me yesterday telling me my brother is in the hospital. apparently it all started on sunday when he called my mom and said there were bugs in his hands. my sister who lives closer to him then my mom and i do, took him to the hospital and the ER doctor basically said this was an emergency room and that my brother thinking there are bugs in his hands was not an emergency.

        So later that same night he called my mom back and said he was going crazy that bugs were all over him and that he thought he was going to die. my mom was able to calm him down and said she would come out on monday. he had a doctors appt that day so my mom took him. my mom called me and said his hands, feet, and face were swollen for some unknown reason. the doctor gave him a cortisone shot and sent him home. he then kept on and on about the bugs so my mom took him to a different hospital. they ended up admiting him for the swelling and his heart rate and BP being really high. they have done all kinds of test and cant find anything wrong. my mom called me tonight (tuesday) and said they are going to do a ct scan because they think his stomach may be pushing on his lungs. if the ct scan comes of neg they said they will release him from the hospital. the doctors want him to go see a pulmonary specialists but my brother refuses and said its because of all the bugs and that when they do the ct scan the bugs will hide. i dont know what the hell is wrong with him.

        i know he takes a lot of different medication for health problems, he has narcolipsy, high BP, sleep apnea, and an enlarged heart. he has been on these meds for a while now and dont know why all of a sudden he would start hallucinating. so we are now trying to find out if there is something medically wrong with him. if not they will release him from the hospital and my family will have to try and get him some type of mental health help.

        to top this all of my brother in law called me today and said that his wife (my sister) is too stressed out to help my mom and that we were basically on our own! thanks for being there during a family crisis you bastard! i dont know how my sister really feels i havent been able to talk to her but i know there is some bad blood between my brother and brother in law and maybe my brother in law sees this as a chance for revenge.

        i dont know maybe i am just over reacting. i am tired, over whelmed, worried about my brother and my mom (she has her own health issues to deal with). my mom relies so much on me that i have to be strong for her. i of course have my husband to turn to but sometimes i still feel alone and helpless. guess that is why i am spilling my guts now. anyways sorry for the long post and if you made it all the way down to the bottom congratulations! also sorry if this is random and jumpy but i dont really feel like going back to make it make more sense.
        There you go, I was a bit bored so I cleaned it up a little
        Last edited by UrNameHere263; 08-27-2008, 04:12 AM.

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        • #5
          better? thank you UrNameHere263
          This is my Glock, there are many like it, but this one is mine

          "Anything is possible to he who dares" A.G. Spalding

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          • #6
            Originally posted by FireCop86 View Post
            so where do i start? well first my classes started on monday. i am taking an art history class and a philosophy logic class. the logic class looks like it will be one of my hardest that i have taken, i have read the first chapter 3 times and still dont get it i made the mistake of ordering my art text book off of ebay and still have not gotten it and i need my book to complete my assignment that will be due on thursday

            i am trying to get over a nasty cold that i have had for the past three days, sore itchy throat, coughing and congestion. to top it all of my mom called me yesterday telling me my brother is in the hospital. apparently it all started on sunday when he called my mom and said there were bugs in his hands. my sister who lives closer to him then my mom and i do, took him to the hospital and the ER doctor basically said this was an emergency room and that my brother thinking there are bugs in his hands was not an emergency.

            So later that same night he called my mom back and said he was going crazy that bugs were all over him and that he thought he was going to die. my mom was able to calm him down and said she would come out on monday. he had a doctors appt that day so my mom took him. my mom called me and said his hands, feet, and face were swollen for some unknown reason. the doctor gave him a cortisone shot and sent him home. he then kept on and on about the bugs so my mom took him to a different hospital. they ended up admiting him for the swelling and his heart rate and BP being really high. they have done all kinds of test and cant find anything wrong. my mom called me tonight (tuesday) and said they are going to do a ct scan because they think his stomach may be pushing on his lungs. if the ct scan comes of neg they said they will release him from the hospital. the doctors want him to go see a pulmonary specialists but my brother refuses and said its because of all the bugs and that when they do the ct scan the bugs will hide. i dont know what the hell is wrong with him.

            i know he takes a lot of different medication for health problems, he has narcolipsy, high BP, sleep apnea, and an enlarged heart. he has been on these meds for a while now and dont know why all of a sudden he would start hallucinating. so we are now trying to find out if there is something medically wrong with him. if not they will release him from the hospital and my family will have to try and get him some type of mental health help.

            to top this all of my brother in law called me today and said that his wife (my sister) is too stressed out to help my mom and that we were basically on our own! thanks for being there during a family crisis you bastard! i dont know how my sister really feels i havent been able to talk to her but i know there is some bad blood between my brother and brother in law and maybe my brother in law sees this as a chance for revenge.

            i dont know maybe i am just over reacting. i am tired, over whelmed, worried about my brother and my mom (she has her own health issues to deal with). my mom relies so much on me that i have to be strong for her. i of course have my husband to turn to but sometimes i still feel alone and helpless. guess that is why i am spilling my guts now. anyways sorry for the long post and if you made it all the way down to the bottom congratulations! also sorry if this is random and jumpy but i dont really feel like going back to make it make more sense.

            First off...BREATHE! Everything will be alright. It all seems to work itself out in the end. If you stress, you are just making it harder on yourself and the rest of your family that is involved. I do hope that you get help for your brother. You may have to get him mental health help even if they do find something medically wrong at the hospital. I know how hard it is to not stress and that it is easier said than done. Just take a few moments to yourself when you feel like screaming and just breathe in complete silence. Try to focus on just your breathing. That usually helps calm me down. You tend to forget about everything else around you for a few moments and it usually helps you to think with a clearer head. Good luck and I know that everything will be fine soon enough
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            • #7
              sorry to come off wrong but has your brother ever had any type of problem with illegal narcotics. The way he is acting it almost sounds like someone who is using meth. A lot of times people who have narcolepsy will turn to using meth as a form of medication due to the fact that they think it helps them more and they can get it at any time instead of having a set schedule for taking his medication. Relax on the school work it will all be ok.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by TrustyBuster View Post
                First off...BREATHE! Everything will be alright. It all seems to work itself out in the end. If you stress, you are just making it harder on yourself and the rest of your family that is involved. I do hope that you get help for your brother. You may have to get him mental health help even if they do find something medically wrong at the hospital. I know how hard it is to not stress and that it is easier said than done. Just take a few moments to yourself when you feel like screaming and just breathe in complete silence. Try to focus on just your breathing. That usually helps calm me down. You tend to forget about everything else around you for a few moments and it usually helps you to think with a clearer head. Good luck and I know that everything will be fine soon enough
                thank you for the advice. i am trying to breathe. i think being at work helps me a bit to get away from everything. it just seems like when one thing goes wrong everything goes wrong.
                This is my Glock, there are many like it, but this one is mine

                "Anything is possible to he who dares" A.G. Spalding

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by lawdog30 View Post
                  sorry to come off wrong but has your brother ever had any type of problem with illegal narcotics. The way he is acting it almost sounds like someone who is using meth. A lot of times people who have narcolepsy will turn to using meth as a form of medication due to the fact that they think it helps them more and they can get it at any time instead of having a set schedule for taking his medication. Relax on the school work it will all be ok.
                  your not coming off wrong at all. he has in the past had some problems with illegal drugs before he started seeing a doctor to get the right legal medication. as far as i know he hasnt been taking anything but i could be wrong. i know they did blood test that all came out negative but i am not sure if they tested for drugs. i dont even know how much the doctors know about my brother going crazy. my mom has been so stressed out and trying to get information out of her has been a bit of a challenge. i know he did make the comment that when they take the ct scan the bugs will hide and the doctors wont see anything. when my mom told him he needed to tell the doctors that he said no because then they will think i'm crazy. so who knows.
                  This is my Glock, there are many like it, but this one is mine

                  "Anything is possible to he who dares" A.G. Spalding

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by lawdog30 View Post
                    sorry to come off wrong but has your brother ever had any type of problem with illegal narcotics. The way he is acting it almost sounds like someone who is using meth. A lot of times people who have narcolepsy will turn to using meth as a form of medication due to the fact that they think it helps them more and they can get it at any time instead of having a set schedule for taking his medication. Relax on the school work it will all be ok.
                    I was just going to ask that, those are some very tell, tell signs of meth use and I have seen it hundreds of times in the hospital I work at. They had to run a drug screen on him when he first came in the hospital, I wonder what the results were. They may not of ran a drug screen if they thought he was a user, probably pushed 5mg of ativan and sent him on his way.

                    Either way, don't sweat the small stuff (school work) and regarding your brother do what you can for him.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by djblank87 View Post
                      I was just going to ask that, those are some very tell, tell signs of meth use and I have seen it hundreds of times in the hospital I work at. They had to run a drug screen on him when he first came in the hospital, I wonder what the results were. They may not of ran a drug screen if they thought he was a user, probably pushed 5mg of ativan and sent him on his way.

                      Either way, don't sweat the small stuff (school work) and regarding your brother do what you can for him.
                      as far as i know all the test they have done have been negative. i am going to talk to my mom and mention to her if she thinks he is doing drugs. in a way i kind hope he is doing drugs and that he isnt just going crazy for no reason.
                      This is my Glock, there are many like it, but this one is mine

                      "Anything is possible to he who dares" A.G. Spalding

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                      • #12
                        Check this on paranoid schizophrenia to see if any symptoms match other than the "bugs" hallucination.

                        Given that there seem to be actual physical symptoms it could be that there really is something physical wrong with him, but his "bugs" explanation is distracting attention from that.

                        Given all his medications, could be a react. Most reactions show up early, but some come on only after long-term use. You might want to look up his meds on Medline.

                        And as I've learned from my own experience, just because they can't find an explanation it doesn't necessarily mean it's all in his head. Could be medical science is just behind and hasn't caught up to whatever condition he's experiencing.

                        Yeah, and breathe. Also, exercise, especially aerobically. Run, bike, dance a jig, whatever. Get your heart pumping. Will do wonders for you.
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                        Happiness never decreases by being shared. -- Buddhist quotation
                        A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger. -- Proverbs 15:1

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by rubyrose View Post
                          Check this on paranoid schizophrenia to see if any symptoms match other than the "bugs" hallucination.

                          Given that there seem to be actual physical symptoms it could be that there really is something physical wrong with him, but his "bugs" explanation is distracting attention from that.

                          Given all his medications, could be a react. Most reactions show up early, but some come on only after long-term use. You might want to look up his meds on Medline.

                          And as I've learned from my own experience, just because they can't find an explanation it doesn't necessarily mean it's all in his head. Could be medical science is just behind and hasn't caught up to whatever condition he's experiencing.

                          Yeah, and breathe. Also, exercise, especially aerobically. Run, bike, dance a jig, whatever. Get your heart pumping. Will do wonders for you.
                          thank you so much for looking this up for me. he doesnt fit the paranoid schizophrenia except for the hallucanations. i do not know all that he is on right now but i will get that info as soon as i can and go on that website. i know when they first put him on his BP medicine it made him really sick because of how it interacting with his narcolepsy medicine. i dont know if that has anything to do with it though.
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                          "Anything is possible to he who dares" A.G. Spalding

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                          • #14
                            It sounds very likely that there is some bad wiring in his brain somewhere...The human brain is a highly complex thing and with all the health problems he has, it makes me wonder about his neurological state.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by FireCop86 View Post
                              as far as i know all the test they have done have been negative. i am going to talk to my mom and mention to her if she thinks he is doing drugs. in a way i kind hope he is doing drugs and that he isnt just going crazy for no reason.
                              If the test are all negative then as RubyRose said he could be having a reaction to the current medication he is on. I would not say he classifies as a Paranoid Schizophrenic, that is complex disorder that you would seen building up over time or brief periods of time. I have dealt with Paranoid Schizo's and the ones that actually have a problem and very noticeable.

                              Originally posted by JMTX View Post
                              It sounds very likely that there is some bad wiring in his brain somewhere...The human brain is a highly complex thing and with all the health problems he has, it makes me wonder about his neurological state.
                              He could have a neurological problem, mental health problem, narcotics problem or some other condition. Start eliminating them one by one until you find out the root cause and then deal with it. Getting off of a heavy narcotic like meth is extremely hard, in this case it is almost better to hope for a mental health problem that can be treated with the proper legal medication.

                              I wish you luck in the coming future.

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