Munchausen Syndrome - Experience

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Published: April 29

I first came across the term Munchausen syndrome in her folder. I checked the meaning online and started recalling symptoms she was exhibiting. Her husband said he would transfer her to the psychiatry ward because he does understand why she is behaving like she does. She was pointing to the veins on brachium while the ones on her wrist was clear, palpable and visible. She claims to be a known peptic ulcer disease patient but consumes beverages rich in caffeine. She looks weak and appears not to be making any significant improvement. She requested that I change her ward for no good reason. Relations troop in to visit her. One of her relatives requested for discharge, this assumed is their unanimous decision. They assume she is not getting enough medical attention. Now I understand why the doctor discharged her without hesitation..

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..