Iam just moved in with my mother and have been taking her to 2 doctors.One of them gives her 240 lortabs amonth which she gets on her insurance.This is for her back.She goes to another and gets 180 oxcontins 40mg for her legs which she paids cash for them.I dont think she tells him about the lortabs.He also gives her 180 valuims.Well the problem is she is out of all of it in 3 weeks then she is sick from not having any and then buys more from her friends.She is 78 years old and has been doing this for the last 10 years .If I say anything about it she goes off on me and tells me to mind my own bussiness.
You are not alone here. Many caregivers experience their elderly loved ones overdosing on medication. Unfortunately with you, your mother is over dosing with pain pills.
Here are two articles that hopefully will help you get through this hard time.
Surprising List of Medications Cause Majority of Senior Overdoseshttps://www.agingcare.com/articles/senior-drug-overdose-148701.htm
Why Your Ill Parent Fools the Doctor and What to do About It
Good luck with your situation. I know its hard just do the best you can.