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Reason for Mutism?

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  • Posted By: kimo3131
  • April 22, 2008
  • 06:43 AM

My younger sister was diagnosed with schizophrenia 6 years ago.
Her most recent medication was Clozapine - which was added
to Depakote. But after a few months, her doctor took her off
the Clozapine because of dangerous blood levels.

But ever since then, her functioning has gone way down.
She can't feed herself, bathe or even speak. She uses
strange hand gestures or stamps her foot. She hardly makes
eye contact either. Left on her own, she would literally starve and
probably urinate on herself.

My mother and I are totally worried. But she's tried every
other medication out there and her system can't tolerate it anymore.
I'm afraid her brain will just get worse.

:confused:

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  • My younger sister was diagnosed with schizophrenia 6 years ago.Her most recent medication was Clozapine - which was addedto Depakote. But after a few months, her doctor took her offthe Clozapine because of dangerous blood levels. But ever since then, her functioning has gone way down.She can't feed herself, bathe or even speak. She usesstrange hand gestures or stamps her foot. She hardly makeseye contact either. Left on her own, she would literally starve andprobably urinate on herself. My mother and I are totally worried. But she's tried everyother medication out there and her system can't tolerate it anymore.I'm afraid her brain will just get worse. :confused: Hi Kimo, In the early 1950's a study was done with liver extract containing a natural b12 extract. Approximately 1/3 of schizophrenics given it were able to be discharged from the hospital within 2 weeks. As it was impossible to have a continued source of natural methylb12 except for liver itself I don't know what happened to them. However, this study was totally eclipsed by Thorazine about the same time. Psychosis is a pronounced feature of severe methylb12 deficiency. If you would like to talk about this please join us on the b12 thread.http://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/showthread.php?p=94347&posted=1#post94347 If it is b12 related then with the correct b12 some changes can occur very rapidly.
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