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deread posted:
Our 50 year old son has diabetes and hep C. He recently had two diabetic related seizures and was in the hospital for several days. His blood sugar was well over 500 at the time of the seizures. He is now on insulin shots. Several days before the seizures and again now he complained of seeing bugs where there were no bugs. He will go to great length to show you damage caused by the bugs to clothes and food. He didn't say anything about seeing bugs while in the hospital but he was pretty much out of it most of the time. Looking for suggestions on a possible cause of the hallucinations.
mrscora01 responded:
Is he on anti-virals for the hep C? I have a problem with anti-fungals and they make me hallucinate, I don't know if the seizure from the glucose could cause this.

T1 1966, Dialysis 2001, kidney transplant and pump 2002, pancreas transplant 2008
Anon_320 responded:
A urinary tract infection can cause hallucinations and confusion. It normally happens in older people, but is worth checking out. Also, as MrsCora01 mentioned, his medications could be the problem. It might be a good idea to take all of his meds to a pharmacist; they often are more familiar with drug side effects and interactions than doctors are.

It could also be dehydration or an electrolyte imbalance, among other things. It sounds like he really needs to be seen by a doctor again.

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