Thank you so much for responding; The doctor said the risperdone was causing the burning; he took her off it and replaced it with Geodon. She's just started it this past week. The Geodon had previously helped her at one emergency room, to finally relax and go to sleep. The reason she has to go to emergency rooms is she is having horrible, threatening hallucinations after office hours. This last one, two nights ago, was the worst yet. She ran, screaming from the house and was being chased by her hallucinations. She was delirious with fear. She has explained to me that they fly up in her face. They show her how they will cut her mother up if she doesn't hurt herself. They threaten her loved ones. She feels she must protect them. I have tried to soothe her and tell her that God will protect her family and friends, that he knows she can't do it alone; but, of course, when you're the one seeing and hearing all those horrible things, how could that be possible, in her mind. This last episode was the first we've witnessed her terror by running from them. Luckily, her brother and his friend were able to catch her; her dad had to hold her to keep her from running again; dear God, this is the most awful thing. That's why I am writing. She is being tormented. AND she's begun to tell her mother she will kill her; stab her, with no remorse; she smells blood. She has said her mother smells like blood. Of course, knives have been put away; but, the sight of a dead animal or thought of killing now excites her and triggers episodes. She has them very frequently. Her doctor has diagnosed her with depression. Does that sound like depression to you? She isn't depressed. She hallucinates and hears voices. She is scared and anxious. She has done this, beginning when she was very young. She told me they made her drink nail polish remover; put a plastic bag over her head; made her run in circles. She saw a dead girl in the living room, in a box, her face horribly burned; the images at first were more like "heat" images she said. I don't know when they changed and became images of men; when she hallucinates, everyone's face, including her own, changes, looking horribly burned. SHE burns.
You know, even if we could find a good doctor, that doctor probably couldn't see her for six months to a year; what do you think can happen before you can see a doctor and get started on medication that will help? Her odds aren't very good. Six months from now will probably be too late.
I haven't overlooked that I should add
a bonus. I am on a very limited, fixed income, which I don't get till the third Wednesday of the month. I wish I could add something now, but I can't, it just isn't there. I realize you are a blessing and you're getting very little to begin with; I'm sorry that all I can offer right now is my appreciation for your time and expertize.