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Post Any safe natural remedy for hallucinations?
Is there a natural safe remedy to treating hallucinations besides anti-psychotics?

A friend recommended lithium which calmed her mother. Without it, her mom's hallucinations reappeared.

My 89 year old mother with LBD suffers severe anxiety, fear and hallucination usually before bed time (sundowning), begging to leave nursing home; but painfully it's not an option.

My psychiatrist cautioned against use of lithium.


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Post Re: Any safe natural remedy for hallucinations?
Lithium is used to treat bipolar disorder. While it can be extracted from natural sources, that does NOT make it safe. After all, both cyanide and arsenic are from natural sources, too!

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Pat [68] married to Derek [84] for 38 years; husband dx PDD/LBD 2005, probably began 2002 or earlier; late stage and in a SNF as of January 2011. Hospitalized 11/2/2013 and discharged to home Hospice. Passed away at home on 11/9/2013.


Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:05 pm
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Post Re: Any safe natural remedy for hallucinations?
MY husband was just diagnosed with LBD. Can someone tell me how to manage the hallucinations. He is so frightened by them and becomes suicidal. I don't want to keep calling 911.


Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:03 am
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Post Re: Any safe natural remedy for hallucinations?
MY husband was just diagnosed with LBD. Can someone tell me how to manage the hallucinations. He is so frightened by them and becomes suicidal. I don't want to keep calling 911.


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Post Re: Any safe natural remedy for hallucinations?
Not 'natural' but Seroquel helps my husband.

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Pat [68] married to Derek [84] for 38 years; husband dx PDD/LBD 2005, probably began 2002 or earlier; late stage and in a SNF as of January 2011. Hospitalized 11/2/2013 and discharged to home Hospice. Passed away at home on 11/9/2013.


Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:15 am
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Post Re: Any safe natural remedy for hallucinations?
The only thing Natuiral I can think of is "redirection" which never really works ! We had Exelon which reduced them but not completely and then we had to use Seroquel !

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Post Re: Any safe natural remedy for hallucinations?
My wife is on seroquel 25mg and the Exelon Patch. But the hallucinations are mainly thinking somethingis in her hands. Once in a while there are people, animals and children involved. Can not increase the Seroquel as that puts her to sleep and almost to the point of unable to wake her.


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Post Re: Any safe natural remedy for hallucinations?
Seroquel helped my mom. She has been on it for about 6 years now. Without it, she was a real danger to herself and others as she often would pick up a knife thinking someone was about to attack her. The Seroquel calmed her immensely.

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[My dear, Mom, Beatrice, (born in 1929) was diagnosed with LBD in Dec 2006. She passed away peacefully on July 12, 2013 at Embassy Hall, Shannex, Quispamsis, N.B.]


Sun May 05, 2013 1:00 am
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Post Re: Any safe natural remedy for hallucinations?
My husband was diagnosed with Lewy Body in 2008 and it started with hallucinations. Acricept helped amazingly well for several years, and also with cognitive issues. Hallucinations did not go away but became less bothersome. Now he is on high dose of Seroquel for hallucinations in addition to Aricept. Bright lights also seem to help. Best to you, Barbara


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