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My sister now have said that she has parasites living inside

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My sister for years now have said that she has parasites living inside her body she says she can fell them she can see them moving across her chest,at one time about 8 yrs.ago her home in DC was infested with mice and she said something bit her since then she has felt like there is something living inside of her she says it is getting worse she has been diagnosed with AFib also she had blood clots in her lungs she has told Drs.but they don't believe her ,please is this possible Help
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for this question

Unfortunately no. This is not possible

This is a pretty common delusion actually.

It is also impossible to break.

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


The only clear method to clear the delusion is with medications.

Although there are therapies and a team approach is best.

Here is an article.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

I am glad we are in agreement that this is a delusion as that was your major question

Right now, she is very sick with clots and a fib.

She needs to deal with the medical first and consider therapy when she gets better

Although this almost never gets better in my experience