My wife has been diagnosed for about 20 years. Her Rheumi is an excellent doctor but takes a minimalist approach when it comes to medication. This has worked fine up til now. But, for the last year my wife has developed paranoia and psychosis. Our marriage is all but over because of this and her doctor won't talk to me, confidentiality. I've pulled up several articles about this and my family counselor says this is not that uncommon as lupus patients pass age 60. But, I find no information about this on any lupus web site. The only advice I get is to reach out to her doctor who won't speak to me.View Thread
Lisatru62 The more time passes, the more I think it is dementia rather than delusions based on inflamation caused by Lupus. However, the articles are split between delusions caused by an inflammation of the brain and other issues of age, but they can not discount the role the Lupus is playing. They just don't know enough. I may finally get before a judge next week and ask for an neuro phschiatric eval if her lawyer doesn't talk the judge out of it. Thanks for your post, it means a lot to me and I think you have made a really good point. DanoView Thread
4ntate, Sorry it has taken a week to respond. Thank you for your post. My wife accepted some cognitive loss many years ago and we always worked around it and did not let any mistakes become more than a minor thing. The paranoia and delusions are extreme and she won't confront them, she denies them profusely and turns the tables on me saying that I must be a sociopath and liar because I deny any of her allegations. We are going through a divorce and there is no hope on the horizon that her lawyer will show any moral character and help her rather than exploit her. Thanks so much for your post. DanoView Thread
Ali, the first challenge is getting her to see the need for help. At this point, she does not. With the support of her friends and hopefully her doctor after the next visit, we can make some headway.View Thread
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