My mother has scleroderma. She was being treated and everything seemed to be working. She began with fever so I took her to the ER. Her doctor was out of town, so another physician told me that she was about to die. Which was a shock to everyone, with a therapist and the doctor we told her that she was going to die but we were never sure the diagnosis was correct. So we took her to another hospital to get a second opinion and the diagnosis was incorrect and what she had was an intoxication for the methotrexate that she was taking for the scleroderma. She immediately improved with the new treatment and because of the pandemic was discharged early to keep recovering at home. The doctors said that it was going to be an slow process. She is now better, the doctors keep checking in her blood and vitals and she has improved in the words of the doctors quite miraculously. My mother was always kind of depressed and she never took her mental health seriously. The problem now is that as
she is getting better she is starting to “pretend” symptoms like throwing up, saying that she cannot move her legs. And lately that she cannot breathe even when her oxygen levels and vitals are more than ok. The doctors said that she is depressed and she just took an antidepressant drug, she is being seen by a psychologist and all the doctors agree that she is faking her symptoms. I have even seen it, because when she falls sleep her breathing goes normal. I don’t know what to. The doctors recommend that I need to be away from her that a nurse should be taking care of her. I don’t really know what to do. I feel that all her love and respect that I have for her is getting away. If anyone has gone through this, could someone give me some advice to deal with this.