Hello, looking for some advice. My grandmother is mentally ill, she has anorexia, trauma, ptsd... among other things. She often has body aches because of her anxiety; her body feels achy but when examined by doctors nobody has found anything ever over the past 30 years. She has been hospitalized several times for her anorexia and anxiety disorders. One of her ways of 'coping' is to buy supplements that she thinks her body needs and will stop the pain. She does not believe that the pains in her body are from anxiety and these other disorders (which they are), and she secretly purchases these VERY EXPENSIVE supplements from a woman in North Andover MA, who I have researched and is not even medically certified. I am looking into legal avenues to stop this. This woman has sold her THOUSANDS of dollars in supplements including (I am not kidding) snake oil. All of which she will use and then continue to feel sick. Instead of trying something else, she will try a new supplement. The entire family has spoken to her about this but she refuses to believe it. Has anyone had a similar experience or any advice? The amount of money she has spent is prohibitive, and I don't think she even knows what she is taking, so it could legitimately be causing issues. I brought it up to her doctor but the doctor was like 'I'm not about to stop her because she won't believe me otherwise' ?????? Am I crazy or shouldn't the doctor be concerned about ingesting anything that isn't food? Or prescribed?
She has HUNDREDS of bottles lying around her kitchen...none of these are cheap walmart multivitamins, they are all highly specialized and expensive. Examples are rose hips, echinacea, various oils, aluminum sulfate, calcium sulfate...I can't even begin to list I have already posted once about my grandparents situation and the advice I got was very good, so I am hoping someone might be able to help me here :)