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I am so sorry, that doctor was completely unprofessional, and was sabatoging
I think you should trust your intuition about your mother in law
However, getting her back to a doctor is going to be extremely difficult, and understandably so.
we're suspecting she has schizophernia
I have had some trouble chatting today, so if you don't see responses every minute or so, please say so.
It does sounds that way.
because the symptoms are sooo similar
and we found out from her medication that she was actually taking Penfluridol 2 tablets a week.
do u know what that is?
How old is she?
because she's from china....those penfluridol can be bought from pharmacy without prescription
That's a little scary
what does those tablets do and cure?
from googling online seems like it's for schizophrenia
They are antipsychotics --treatment for schizophrenia
But it is not a cure --
is there a cure for schizophrenia?
i guess now the question is....any suggestion as to how we can bring her back to a doctor?
Unfortunately, no. The goal is to try to get people to be as symptom free as possible.
she even called 911 the other day because she said her neighbor are throwing gas bombs at her
of course there was NOTHING....
It's going to be tricky to get her back to a doctor. I think that you have to address her bad experience with the previous doctor.
Since she is elderly --do you have a good Adult Protective Services dept in Canada?
Because, they might really be able to help.
i don't know much about this area as i don't know anyone has this problem
also the family dr made it seems like it's OUR PROBLEM of not taking care of my mother in law and just by living with her etc will help. but that's not the issue here
Where do you live? Maybe I can look up and see if you have Adult Protective Services?
will a psychiatrist be able to help with this issue? what is the usual procedure of cure / or made her symptom free? because she already called 911....i don't know what she will do next. she also threatened us saying she'll leave the country etc....
i live in vancouver, bc canada
Yes --Psychiatrist would be the right kind of doctor.
Antipsychotics would be the drug of choice
so that penfluridol is not the right thing to have right?
It could be --but she really needs to have a psychiatrist determine that
And, it sounds like it's not working well, anyway.
yes....and she kept on saying those hallucination are real. now she said we are working with the dr as a team to accuse her of having mental illness. i don't know how we can get her to step into a dr's office again
That's where I was thinking APS could help --maybe send a nurse or social worker to her apartment.
I'm still looking for them.
thanks. i guess people with mental illness never admits they have problem. because she's also old....she's very stubborn as well
Yes --I think you are right. My geography is really poor --which Province are you in?
I'm having trouble finding it....still looking
OK --I think this is what you need: http://www.trustee.bc.ca/news_information/Adult_Guardianship.htm
They maybe able to help you to work with your mother in law to get treatment.
okay. thanks for your help on this.
You are welcome, and best wishes --it's a very tough situation.