Jen, I am so sympathetic to what you are going through. I came from an abusive/alcoholic home. My step-father was a terrible drunk. I know how hard it is to deal with that. Well, as much as I would like to tell you to tell her to flip off, we both know its not going to happen. You have obviously tried talking to her about
getting help. Can I ask what med you take that she would be so interested in? I know I am on a few for pain/depression/fibro & they all take awhile to get in your system. I have a high toelrence to meds, but none of mine make me sleepy, nor any other different ones in the past. Unless you have Klonopin or Xanax, I know those two are popular with pill heads. I have heard the names before. (watch out Jim! J/K) Look, these are YOUR meds, you need them for a legit reason. I know my meds all say do not skip, do not stop taking they can cause real withdrawl symptoms. There must be more than she is telling you, because any Dr who knows what her home life is like (I'm sorry about
your father) she should be able to get something to help her cope. But, maybe due to the alcoholism she has damaged her liver in some way that she physically could hurt herself taking these kind of meds..... this is a Drs area, not mine. Only making a guess. I know I have never once had a Dr deny me something for anxiety or depression. Even before my back issues. All I can say is hide your meds, tell her you don't have enough to spare, or you are scared they may harm her in some way. Tell her you love her & worry about
her, that she should be the mother- not you. (sighs, I know.... we grow up quick w/alcoholic parents) And follow straydogs advice- leave if it begins to turn badly. Now are you going to her place? Cause you could just "forget" to bring your meds with you! Maybe call a local addiction hotline & ask them for advice on how to deal with your mothers issues & how to say no, without starting a fight. Good luck, I wll say a long prayer for you...... I know how tough it can be, no matter what age you are. Let us know how it turns out!
80 MG 2x's daily; Dilaudid
8 MG 4xs daily; Zanaflex
4mg 3x's daily; Restoril
15mg 1x; Soma
3x's daily; Lyrica
100 MG 3x's daily (pain & fibro.); Phenergan
25 MG (as needed); Amitriptyline
25 MG 1x (chronic pain); Cymbalta
60mg 2x's daily (pain from fibro); Metoclopram
(as needed) & Senokot
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