Munchausen Syndrome - Experience

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Published: July 14

I checked caregiver as it seemed to be the closest. Actually, my daughter is the Munchausen syndrome patient and she no longer lives at home. She is 48. Since the age of five or six, she has had a series of physical issues, including numerous trips to the emergency room, more than 30 operations, etc. She says that she has many physical issues, such as irritable bowel syndrome, scoliosis, sleep apnea, chronic fatigue, migraines, thyroid problems, back and knee problems. She also says that she suffers from bi-polar, severe depression, schizoid effect, borderline personality disorder, etc. She takes a multitude of prescription drugs. The list of her ailments has no end. I am physically and emotionally exhausted from trying to cope with it. I don't know what is real and unreal. I also feel guilty that I don't have more patience with her..

Published: October 21

That sounds like my sister; she swears all her children have some sort of ailment. No peanuts, citrus, or dairy for the oldest one. No wheat or sugar for the youngest. She tells them that it will make them itch. Both children have eczema which of course has to be caused by foods, not that they have ever been properly tested. The other child was adopted from another country; she was shopped around until a specialist said she has thyroid disease because she "gets cold after she eats". After 3 years, this is a new problem. She also complains how tired she is being a stay at home mother, even though all kids are in school..