I NEED ADVICE FOR MY MOM

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ohnobleone
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Date Joined Oct 2006
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   Posted 10/18/2006 8:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey everyone
 
I need some help my mother has bad arthritis to the point were her bones in her feet and hands are deforming she has had it for many years and had surgery with no luck. Here's my issue she takes way to much medication to the point where she is very high, I mean falling asleep while sitting up and she gets like that for days at a time. it is scary because we are afraid to leave her alone in case she is like that and hurts herself or burns the house down. Its also causing problems with her and my dad he is very frustrated and does not know what to do. We have tried talking to her about it and she says there is no problem and then does not take any medication and complains how much pain she is in its like she is rebeling when we talk to her. I know she is in alot of pain becasue you can see it however there needs to be another way of handling her situation.  I don't think the doctors are much help because they don't listen and just give her the meds anyway. I have tried to help her with monitering how much she takes but that didn't work either. She used to see a shrink but does not go anymore because she feels like he attacks her as well. So here is my questions
 
A)How to I make her see its a problem?
B)How do I get her to look at other ways of handling the pain?
C)Who can I talk to, to get her help someone who cares about her not just give her meds and send her on her way.
 
Thanks
A dude who just wants his mom back :-)

Ducky
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Date Joined Mar 2005
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   Posted 10/18/2006 9:03 AM (GMT -7)   

Hey Dude... Welcome to the forum... :-) Sorry to meet you under these circumstances though.  What meds is your mom on now?  How old is she?  Is she being seen by a rheumatologist you just her Primary?  Sorry to answer you questions with questions, but trying to get a little background here... I think it's wonderful you are doing this for you mom, hang in there.. talk to you soon.. Duck


Confirmed Diagnosis of - Psoriatic Arthritis/Spondylitis/Graves Disease/GERD/Scoliosis/Hiatal Hernia/Graves Disease of the Eyes/Chronic UTIs
Current Meds -  Enbrel/Prevacid/Synthroid/Nitrofurantoin
Past Meds - Inderal/PTU/Prednisone/Voltaren/Feldene/Mobic/Cortisone and Steroid Shots
Additional Supplements - Multi-Vitamin/Bromelian/Acidophilus/Green Tea

ohnobleone
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Date Joined Oct 2006
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   Posted 10/18/2006 6:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Duck
 
My mom is 50 she has a rheumatologist and a GP, she takes 60 ml of morphine and some trial medications she gets quartazone shots(not up on the spelling of it)and a host of others but the main thing she takes to much pain medication which makes her messed up. so thats why I asked those questions she needs the meds but she takes to much to the point where she is a zombie.
 
thanks

Ducky
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Date Joined Mar 2005
Total Posts : 3199
   Posted 10/18/2006 6:45 PM (GMT -7)   
she may be way way over medicated.. can she see a different rheumatologist?
Confirmed Diagnosis of - Psoriatic Arthritis/Spondylitis/Graves Disease/GERD/Scoliosis/Hiatal Hernia/Graves Disease of the Eyes/Chronic UTIs
Current Meds -  Enbrel/Prevacid/Synthroid/Nitrofurantoin
Past Meds - Inderal/PTU/Prednisone/Voltaren/Feldene/Mobic/Cortisone and Steroid Shots
Additional Supplements - Multi-Vitamin/Bromelian/Acidophilus/Green Tea
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