If you are taking medications, then you most likely have a psychiatrist. It is up to a psychiatrist to adjust your medications so that the symptoms can be reduced or eliminated. Psychiatrists are medical doctors and as such, are experts in the use and the interactions of medications. Talk to your psychiatrist and if you are not satisfied, get a second or even third opinion.
If you are not in counseling or some other form of psychotherapy, then you might consider doing so. Studies indicate that counseling appears to make medications more effective.
I am aware of no consensus as to the cause of hallucinations or delusions that has been scientifically proven or is widely accepted. It is widely accepted, that stress is detrimental to everyone’s physical and psychological health. Someone in poor physical health may actually be killed by the stress they are undergoing. Someone with diagnosed psychological issues, may see an increase in symptoms and their severity.
Make sure you notify everyone involved in your treatment, of your new symptoms. Prevention is always easier than the cure. All that I can provide you, are a few words in a written response to a question. That might be informative, but it most certainly is not real help. Real help, is available to you from your treatment team. Don’t hesitate to get real help. Good luck and I apologize that I could not be of more assistance.
Dr. Kristina Randle