Has anyone on this forum been accused of Munchausen Syndrome or Munchausen by Proxy, if you care for a migraineur?
" Munchausen syndrome is a type of factitious disorder, or mental illness, in which a person repeatedly acts as if he or she has a physical or mental disorder when, in truth, he or she has caused the symptoms. People with factitious disorders act this way because of an inner need to be seen as ill or injured, not to achieve a concrete benefit, such as financial gain." from Cleveland Clinic website.
By Proxy means you are making someone else sick, such as a child.
I have heard of this being a complaint brought against either a migraineur or a parent of one with the form of behavior being "withholding medicines, because if medicines were taken, the person would be better".
Any experience with this or how to convince someone that the medicines don't always make one better, so remaining with a chronic migraine that has some very debilitation episodes is the nature of the disease. Management is complicated and sometimes goes awry without anyone being to blame.
Any one with this experience??