My mother has several health problems, heart disease, GERD, COPD, diabetes and depression. She will take her diabetes meds religiously, as well as her heart meds...but she flat refuses to take her GERD meds and wont' even discuss antidepressants. She won't take cough syrups or Tylenol for aches and pains. Yet she complains endlessly and refuses to do things because of the pain (including eating).
I went through her meds with her and SHOWED her where the doctor wrote for her to take Zantac twice a day...she ignored me. I went and looked at her meds, she has one bottle of Prilosec she filled in May that still has four in it. So she has NOT been taking it....yet she has stumbled around this house today refusing to eat or get dressed because she 'hurts'.
I am so frustrated with her. She truly feels she 'deserves' to be in pain and that if she was tougher she wouldn't be in pain.
she has taken to throwing things at me when she gets frustrated, and I just get up and walk away.
I am so frustrated with her.