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multiple 12-01-2011 07:59 AM

Concern Auditory hallucination Neuropathy related?
 
:( I have come here in desperation, as I do not know how or what to do to tackle the situation at hand...

My spouse has been having multiple health issue for almost 5months and more Sh** seem to compile specialiste after specialist...

Currently, he has been suffering from pain feet, spreading to hand... Rumatologist already treated what bit of gout would have been there... and we are floating waiting for a referral for a Neurologist... but Gastro-entorologist thinks might be Neruopathy...

Based on research and symptoms I'm thinking its B12 deficiency, causing neuropathy... He has been taking B complexe supplement which seems to have help part of the pain.... but he is also on codeine pain killers and I think he might have taken maybe a tad too much codeine, and having recently completly stoped drinking... it has now been 36hours he has been having auditory hallucinations, the visual ones have gone, but the auditory ones no... nor can i make him come to reason or even consider going to the doctor... but all seems to be pointing to nerve damage... I have yet to come across something similar but i'm hoping someone has a clue as to what's going on!:dizzy:

RisingParrot 12-01-2011 08:04 AM

Re: Concern Auditory hallucination Neuropathy related?
 
He used to drink a lot and has now quit for 36hours?

IF so he for sure could be having auditory hallucinations...I know someone that drank a lot and quit...was in the hospital and during that time they were SURE that the IV Pump was saying things..now they were also on MAJOR pain meds but the staff was sure it was more that they had stopped the alcohol intake.....after a few days...that all stopped...

Hoping the best for you spouse...and they really should see a Neurologist.
J

multiple 12-01-2011 08:34 AM

Re: Concern Auditory hallucination Neuropathy related?
 
To specify... he has never been a heavy drinker... and this is the 2nd time he has stop drinking in 6month. he had spent 2month fulll not a drop, yes he had pain killers, and started drinking again because no doctor would help us with pain treatment, but he has never had any sort of hallucinations... and prior to 1 year ago he didn't drink a drop...

RisingParrot 12-01-2011 08:45 AM

Re: Concern Auditory hallucination Neuropathy related?
 
[QUOTE=multiple;4888072]To specify... he has never been a heavy drinker... and this is the 2nd time he has stop drinking in 6month. he had spent 2month fulll not a drop, yes he had pain killers, and started drinking again because no doctor would help us with pain treatment, but he has never had any sort of hallucinations... and prior to 1 year ago he didn't drink a drop...[/QUOTE]

Could still be him stopping the alcohol that is causing the hallucination from what I experienced seeing.

Is he being treated by any doctor?
J

CatonLap 12-12-2011 11:26 AM

Re: Concern Auditory hallucination Neuropathy related?
 
I have mild Auditory and visual hallucinations, and I also have neuropathy.

For me the hallucinations are worse when I am not getting a good enough sleep...which, thanks to Gabapentin, seems like all the time. I only have the hallucinations when I am not really focused on anything in particular.

I also start dreaming the moment I close my eyes, so I think the hallucinations are my dream state coming into my awake world. I have yet to be able to get a doctor actually interested in my hallucinations with the typical answer being "that is a common side effect of (lack of sleep, medication)".

RisingParrot 12-13-2011 06:48 AM

Re: Concern Auditory hallucination Neuropathy related?
 
[QUOTE=CatonLap;4893856]
For me the hallucinations are worse when I am not getting a good enough sleep...which, thanks to Gabapentin, seems like all the time. I only have the hallucinations when I am not really focused on anything in particular.[/QUOTE]

Did you Neurontin cause you to not be able to sleep?

I'm on the max dose of it and w/in the past year or so I've have MAJOR issues sleeping.

[QUOTE=CatonLap;4893856]I also start dreaming the moment I close my eyes, so I think the hallucinations are my dream state coming into my awake world. I have yet to be able to get a doctor actually interested in my hallucinations with the typical answer being "that is a common side effect of (lack of sleep, medication)".[/QUOTE]

You ask a GREAT question that I'm interested in hearing more about.
J

CatonLap 12-13-2011 12:40 PM

Re: Concern Auditory hallucination Neuropathy related?
 
I am on Elavil and Neurontin for neuropathy. Both make me insanely tired. Before that though, I got a prescription for Ativan that I would use if I could not sleep. It also really worked for me and I still use it sometimes if hubby is snoring too loudly ;) I am a very anxious person by nature, and just knowing the Ativan is there if I need it helps me to not panic if I can't fall asleep. I don't think I have ever had to take more than 8 in a month, which is good as I understand your body can start to "need" them to sleep if you take them too often.

Aussie100 12-14-2011 09:17 PM

Re: Concern Auditory hallucination Neuropathy related?
 
Hi, his gp can order a few tests, like B12 levels, toxins, diabetes etc the most common causes of neuropathy. but then if nothing comes up he will need a neuro who specializes in neuropathy to do further testin, not all neuro's are neuropathy savy.
The b12 in a multi B complex is not enough if he is down on B12, i would get some B12 Methylcobalamin in supplement form and take 5 mg daily for a few months [ taken on an empty stomache].
Also take the multi B as well [ at a differant time] as b12 needs the other B vitamins to work the best.

best of luck
Aussie :)


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