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Saturday – went to visit Elizabeth and arrived just after midday.   Car still off the road as there is something major wrong with it and so had to rely on public transport and it is a long way away.  I make the effort to go as I know that Elizabeth is not getting out much and is couped up on that ward with the other patients who are also severely ill.  Elizabeth is very unhappy and is being punished by not being allowed out right now for very long.   The doctor just took her off a large amount of medication and instead of allowing a drug free period like the Professor suggested in his letter,  the doctor in charge has introduced another harmful drug.  This drug is called Olanzapine.   It has the worst record of suicide and homicide ever recorded so I read in an anti-psychotic they are offering at this leading specialist hospital where my daughter was promised a drug free assessment.   Taking someone off a large amount like this is bound to throw a patient’s behaviour off balance as well as being couped up on the ward for the most part.  This is not what I expected at all from such a leading hospital where I thought there would be more on offer for care and a promise of a proper assessment by the Professor whom I thought she would be under but now this Professor is supposedly now not in charge of the ward where she is any longer nevertheless I feel he owes some kind of responsibility towards my daughter having referred her there in the first place and even said he had “one or two contacts”.

Dr Tracy has written to me and questions what on earth this doctor is doing switching her instead of just getting her off the drugs.  She also goes on to state that Olanzapine is notorious for causing diabetes and I am therefore appointing solicitors to act for my daughter.    She goes on to say that “they know if they begin switching meds she will become out of control thus giving them more control via sanctions.  “IT IS A VERY SICK GAME THEY PLAY.”   

MAY GOD PUNISH THEM FOR DOING THIS TO MY DAUGHTER.  THIS IS TRULY EVIL AS IT IS HER WISH TO BE REDUCE AND IT CAN BE DONE BUT THEY ARE DELIBERATELY DOING THIS.   

GOD IS WATCHING THIS ABUSE.

 

Dr Tracey has recommended I read the following  – an article from Atlantic Magazine called “Lies Damned Lies & Medical Science”.  It is an interview with a top expert in the world saying that at this point 90% of medical research has been compromised due to undue influence by the  manufacturers and that he is not sure if medical science will recover from all this deception in research.  She also recommends I look at the study done by Dr Malcolm Bowers of Yale on how many are going psychotic on these drugs which remains unrecognised and then they continue to treat them for this drug-induced psychosis.  It is truly evil what is going on.

There was not much time to do anything on Saturday and I took Elizabeth off the ward and we went for a meal.  I was told if I was not back in 3 hours I could be arrested.

On Sunday I went down with a friend to see her again as otherwise there would be no visitors for her.  She was looking bloated now she is on that awful drug and saying how very unhappy she is on that ward that is like a prison.  She begged me to get her off and said “I want to come home, Mum”.  It is heartbreaking as I would like to have her home however since she has been on these drugs her behaviour can be totally out of control –  the drugs are so very very harmful – a once placid girl can be the complete opposite and unpredictable.  A once happy girl is now sad and her appearance unrecognisable from how she used to be.

They are poisoning my daughter and will eventually kill her so I am going to turn to the worlds religions to draw attention to the plight of the weak and vulnerable people stuck on these prison-like wards with hardly any visitors miles from home and put on drug after drug after drug by doctors who have nothing in the way of scientific tests to properly ascertain the cause of mental illness and the violent and aggressive behaviour shown by some of these patients is caused by the drugs themselves not by the condition and besides WHICH ONE in my daughter’s case.  There is a multitude of conditions.

 

I attach my appeal to the churches and you can see from this is because I believe that only God can help my daughter now and at the end of the day God is more powerful than any of these so called professionals who I believe are abusing my daughter and ignoring her wish to come off the drugs.  By introducing another drug they are risking her life and she could die.  I pray to God this does not happen and hope that the solicitor coming tomorrow can help my daughter. 

  

 

   

 

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It is great that a well known person like Russell Brand speaks out on  mental health issues as many do not want to address these problems.  The article in the Evening Standard is brilliant and I totally agree with what he is saying.  It is brave to be able to speak out about your own problems and I am pleased he is making a BBC documentary.  However I wrote to him tonight to tell him who are the real abusers of drugs and they are the NHS Psychiatrists.

 

Sadly Elizabeth has been put on a section today and I am now having to look for solicitors.  I am worried now she is under their control they could dish out the Clozapine for which they specialise as the main care is drugs and more drugs.

 

The proposal to reduce her off the medication now may be put back and they were going to do it by a huge drop which would not have worked unlike Dr Tracy’s advice.

 

I told Russell Brand about Dr Tracy and what wonderful advice she has given me as regards withdrawal from anti-psychotic drugs.

 

Most of the time my daughter is on the ward but she could go out however she did not feel like talking to the nurse and I do not know yet the full picture of what happened to get  her on a Section 5.2.

The last straw for me would be for them to put her on Clozapine as this would be against her wishes and I am backing her.

 

The whole environment at the specialist hospital is not peaceful or good.

 I told Russell Brand what is needed is an Alternative Care Centre over here like Earthhouse.org.  I even said I would be happy also to appear on such a programme as I really would like to see some changes for these poor patients and that they are given choice in care.

The Pharmacist is proposing to do this on Monday and the Psychiatrist tried to give high praise for this so called expert.   I am on the verge of naming the hospital and will do so if they go ahead and give them the publicity they so deserve.  They have the expertise to do this and she is in the right place as any withdrawal from drugs can cause adverse reactions.  However 150mg is ridiculous you have got to be joking.  There is no way on earth I am going to sit back and see my daughter go downhill and be so ill as a result of this Pharmacist’s incompetence.   I have sought the advice and experience of Dr Ann Blake Tracy – Head of the International Drug Awareness Coalition who says miniscule amounts should be taken off medication on a daily basis – not in one huge go like this specialist hospital.   I am not going to sit back and do nothing about this abuse.   I have seen the affects of her withdrawing once before off 50mg of Seroquel and this threw her completely off balance.  This Pharmacist is going to get a huge complaint and so is the doctor if they do not listen because Dr Tracy knows what she is talking about and I have seen two attempts to withdraw my daughter and they have not been done properly and I have seen at first hand the terrible consequences.  

Anyway I have written another declaration as noone in the team bothered to return my calls, you could not get through to anyone and I kept having to telephone the switchboard.  Noone phoned back and I have not received back the declarations to say they are happy with the safety of what they are doing.   I KNOW THIS REDUCTION WILL NOT WORK ON THE BASIS OF WHAT THEY ARE DOING AND THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO BE EXPERTS – THERE IS NO WAY I AM GOING TO LET THEM GET AWAY WITH THIS AND HAVE MY DAUGHTER DISAPPOINTED SO FOR STARTERS I WILL CONTACT EVERY BRITISH NEWSPAPER AND THEN TURN MY ATTENTION TO THE INTERNATIONAL NEWSPAPERS AND MEDIA ALL OVER THE WORLD.

This drug pushing environment of the specialist hospital under the NHS is a disgrace – it is wrong to ply a patient with drugs that have the same effects as LSD against their wishes.   Dr Tracy has highlighted her research the dangers of these drugs both anti-depressants and anti-psychotics.  It is cruel and abusive to put a patient through a rapid withdrawal leading to serious consequences as it can cause a patient to commit suicide and can cause severe violent behaviour and aggression.

 

THE PHARMACIST AND PSYCHIATRIST AT THE SPECIALIST HOSPITAL HAVE IGNORED WHAT I TOLD THEM AND GAVE THEM IN SEVERAL LETTERS ABOUT WITHDRAWAL AND I WILL THEREFORE HOLD THEM RESPONSIBLE AND WILL GO OUT OF MY WAY TO COMPLAIN IN ORDER TO GET JUSTICE IF THEY JUST GO AHEAD AND DO WHAT THEY PROPOSE.  MY DAUGHTER WILL SUFFER TERRIBLE PAIN AND WILL GO THROUGH HELL WITH THEIR STUPID AND CRUEL IDEAS OF A QUICK WITHDRAWAL AND I AM PREPARED TO NAME THE HOSPITAL AND WARD CONCERNED AS THEY ARE A DISGRACE IF THEY DO THIS TO MY DAUGHTER.    

 

Withdrawal from Seroquel 750mg was supposed to take place this week but nothing so far has been done.   The Consultant Psychiatrist seems to be “hiding”.  He has not returned my calls.   I have therefore written to everyone in Parliament, David Cameron, Nick Clegg, Andrew Lansley, Boris Johnson and my local MP.   I want this abuse stopped.   Dr Tracy says you should not be withdrawn too quickly and 2 weeks is ridiculous.  I have given the team a declaration and another one stating they will not put her on Clozapine.   I am so disgusted I feel like writing to every leading newspaper  for every country throughout the world.  Dr Tracy has the most wonderful website and I am not being paid to promote this or her book but I truly believe in what she is saying as I have seen exactly what she has described in my daughter’s behaviour/condition as a result of being on drug after drug.

Drugs mean huge money for the Pharmaceutical Industry and now I am challenging the Government in my campaign.  I have hardly begun but the last straw will be if they put her on Clozapine against her wishes I have threatened court action.

 

On Sunday we spent a nice day in a large town where there are trams and a beautiful shopping centre.   I feel sorry for Elizabeth as I think she is couped up on the ward most of the time.  

 

Dr Tracy has sent me some books and material as the team have asked for advice?  This is a leading hospital and they should know how best to get my daughter off the drugs in accordance with her wishes.   It is ridiculous how they are going about things.   If I have to take them to court then I will ask for all the scientific evidence – there are no scientific tests whatsoever to determine what causes a mental illness and the drugs do not solve the problem as my daughter still has not got over things that have happened to her.

 

Dr Tracy has referred a few interesting things to me such as:

an article from Atlantic Magazine titled “Lies, Damned Lies & medical science”  This is an interview with a top expert in the world saying that at this point 90% of medical research has been compromised due to undue influence by the manufacturers.  He further goes on to say he is not sure if medical science will recover from all this deception in research. She also refers me to a study by Dr Malcolm Bowers of Yale about how many people are going psychotic on these drugs which remains unrecognised and then they continue to treat them for drug induced psychosis.  HOW VERY VERY TRUE.  I CAN CERTAINLY RELATE TO THIS HAVING SEEN THIS WITH MY OWN EYES.

Anyway all too soon the day flew past and it was time to go back to the ward.  I do not go on the ward any more and prefer to wait in the corridor.  However I dropped in the Minutes I did of the meeting where I took along some very interesting dvds which the Consultant Psychiatrist was quick to dismiss including one person from my family who stars in a dvd called Schizophrenia.  This person is fine now and drug free.  What about my father who was given Seroquel and Rispiridon for Alzheimers.   He suffered a heart attack – at the time I did not relate this to the drugs but I am sure this was the cause and the cause of her aggression. 

 

These drugs are extremely harmful and I have met someone else who tells me that the person she cares for has been affected by Clozapine yet the FDA still allow drugs to continue to be on the market and I have complained to them many times regarding Seroquel and they do not care to listen.

Dr Tracy testifies to the FDA on drugs like this and the withdrawal from them and her advice should NOT be dismissed.

This is what was said today and I argued that it takes a year or more to come off a high dosage of highly toxic medication and has to be done very carefully but the psychiatrist was not listening.  Fortunately I am in touch with Dr Tracy of www.drugawareness.org who has given me superb advice along with her FDA testimonies which I produced at the meeting today to show the team.   This will not be done sucessfully and they need to think again as my daughter has suffered quite enough.  It was also mentioned that the local team could withdraw funding at any time.    I am going to deal with this issue in such a way that they will not wish to do this.

 

After meeting we went into the local town, had lunch out,  got Elizabeth’s hair done nicely and then went to the cimena afterwards.  I made a point of photocopying the invaluable advice Dr Tracy has given me on drug withdrawal to pass on to the team so they have no excuse for doing htings wrong.

 

 

Went to visit Elizabeth today.  Took ages to get there as I did not have the car – still in the garage being repaired.   Elizabeth looked terrible with bruises all over her face – said it was an accident.  I had prior arranged for her to be allowed off the ward and decided to wait in the hallway outside but waited for ages until eventually I had to ring the bell.   A nurse brought Elizabeth to me and then said he would have to check to see if he was needed to accompany us out.   I told him surely I could spend some time alone with my daughter and if he did not trust me I could give him good references as I was up until recently training to be a police officer but could not continue with the course because of all these problems.

 

Anyway we went for a nice meal in a local tapas bar and then went into the local small town and it was soon time to go back.  Elizabeth wanted to go to the cinema but I had to say there was not time as it would have made us too late and then staff may not be willing to allow her out with me again.  Elizabeth liked the pet shop up the road as she adores animals.   She also wanted to see the babies in a special unit near the ward but this was not allowed.   Together we walked through the beautiful grounds and saw the facilities.   The family were not happy with me today and blamed me for putting her on this “dreadful apalling ward”  which is miles away however there is no hope for Elizabeth if she is not responding to medication and desperately wishes to come off it and certainly it is not doing her any good and will kill her on this high dosage. The Professor promised to take her off for a drug free assessment and that is why I agreed for her to go there.  I have previously highlighted at least 9 medications they have given her  under the local NHS mental health team and then on top there was that for her skin as the drugs made her skin itchy and irritable.  Anyway, we had a nice day together despite the poor weather and the rest of the family are threatening to go to their MPs to complain about the ward and her being there but I told them to wait as I have a meeting Friday with the team and in any case, I hope the team listen this time.  Elizabeth once said “why wont they listen, Mum”.   Whilst the ward is not nice and secure like a prison the surrounding grounds and facilities are great.   For the first time I looked around and saw a wonderful art and craft centre, a swimming pool and lovely restaurant and beautiful flowers everywhere.  There was also a lovely church and Elizabeth lit a candle.  Together we prayed – I hoped that Elizabeth did not see that I was in tears.   I believe that if this more specialised hospital listens for a change and maybe takes on board some of Dr Ann Blake-Tracy’s advice then I can only hope and pray that Elizabeth can be free from the hell she is experiencing as a result of these harmful mind-altering prescribed drugs.

Never a drug taker herself or one to drink in the past,  these prescribed drugs can lead to such addictions which is really shocking.

I hope Elizabeth can be saved but if they do nothing then the whole family with come together and we will all complain – that is the first time ever as it has only been me who has complained about the care in the past which is all about drugs as you can see.  At least in terms of facilities there is more at the specialist hospital than anything at local level but local care should also be improved in this respect in my opinion.  A patient should not just be left to go downhill to such an extent as Elizabeth has done.  A patient also needs more support than is given in the community on release from hospital and this is why all too often care in the community fails.  Once a patient has become institutionalised they need a lot of support but social services do not listen and I believe it is down to money. 

On the door of the ward is a picture of a lovely dog.   The dog is a “sniffer dog”  looking for drugs – I joked about this and said there is nothing but drugs on this ward – drugs that are plied by the staff to patients who ultimately suffere the consequences in terms of health later on in life.

 

 

 

 

From the document I attach you can see what the NHS have to offer for care under the mental health.  They are no better than drug pushers and pick on a patient who is weak and vulnerable introducing one drug after another.   In the above document is not all of the drugs that my daughter has been plied with.   It is no wonder she is not well now and can barely speak at times and you can no longer have a conversation with her.    In addition to these drugs despite having about 4 different diagnoses, she has also been given another drug called Lymececlyne – a skin medication until I looked into this and discovered it should only be used for short term purposes but was allowed to continue for far longer than it should have been. 

I understand that the specialist hospital specialise in pushing the drug Clozapine – “its all about Clozapine here” so I was told.    The leading Professor put in writing about a drug free period and I have every intention of naming him and the hospital if this does not go ahead.   The leading professor said he had one or two contacts.  

None of these drugs above which must have cost the taxpayer a fortune have worked and have made Elizabeth worse.  If she is allowed to continue on a high dosage of Seroquel (Quetiapane) – 750 mg then she could die as a result.  She is suffering from serious effects of the drug right now and has begged to come off it and Astra Zeneca the manufacturer say they cannot discuss things with me in a letter – that they are governed by the British Pharmaceutical Industry. 

It would seem like the British Pharmaceutical Industry do not care less as they have not responded to my email.   The Government – Andrew Lansley, David Cameron and Nick Clegg have also ignored correspondence from me but now Elizabeth’s father is so upset having seen the awful ward that he may go and see Mr Lansley as this is the MP responsible for the area he now lives in.

The rest of the family are also horrified by the ward and so am I.  It is every bit like a prison and the grandparents were shocked at Elizabeth’s appearance. 

Elizabeth has been on this ward for 2 weeks and already the psychiatrist has tried to persuade her to take Clozapaine which carries 5 black box warnings  for agranulocytosis, seizures, myocarditis for other cardiovascular and respiratory effects and increased mortality in elderly patients.   It was voluntarily withdrawn in 1975 by the manufacturer as it was shown to cause agranulocytosis – dangerous decrease in number of white blood cells that led to death in some patients.  It is therefore not FDA approved for anyone who has a history of heart/breathing problems in the family which would ultimately rule out this treatment for Elizabeth as there is such a family history of these problems and she was herself asthmatic and has complained of chest pains and serious effects on the drug she is currently on.   Dr Tracy of the International Coalition of Drug Awareness highlights more information on the attached document and I am waiting for her book and cd.    I am not paid by Dr Tracy or the CCHR who very kindly gave me free of charge the shocking dvds and literature – I just want people to be aware of the dangers and the fact that the psychiatrists openly admit on the dvd “Diagnostic Statistical Manual – Psychiatry’s Deadliest Scam” that there is no way of proving what causes a mental illness in someone.   In fact some of the psychiatrists were laughing and there was one from a specialist hospital over here – it is absolutely shocking and I would urge anyone to look at the site of Dr Tracy and her publications and presentations to the FDA as well as this dvd which contains actual interviews.

Anyway Elizabeth is unhappy on this awful ward.   The rest of the family are extremely unhappy and so am I especially in light of the fact I have just received a letter from the PA of the Professor stating he is no longer in charge of the ward.   Having promised my daughter in his letter about a drug free period there is no way on earth that I am going to sit back and do nothing.   This Professor should never have promised in the first place and he is responsible for referring my daughter to this awful ward which she describes as “prison”.

I have the day off next Friday to go to the CPA.  I will be sitting there quietly taking the minutes as I am never given a copy of the minutes by any team.   I am even thinking of doing a PowerPoint presentation with handouts to the team as these meetings are of little benefit to my daughter.    Elizabeth gets agitated when surrounded by lots of people firing questions at her and has openly told me that she feels pressurised to go along with the team’s decisions.   A patient should be entitled to an advocate and I had to point this out to previous teams as this is in accordance with NICE guidelines.    Nice guidelines are not adhered to from my experience and I had to print off a copy to show a psychiatrist under the previous local team.   The only thing good about the local care was the fact she was near to the family however we all accepted that if they did not have the facilities to take Elizabeth off the drugs which are causing serious side effects then the only solution would be for her to go in somewhere more specialised where they could do just this but now I am told “we will have to weigh up the safety of other patients” – well it looks like they do not intend to do anything but I will soon see when I go to the CPA next Friday.

I am going tol request Elizabeth be moved elsewhere if the only treatment there is drugs which requires a signature on a disclaimer form.  I will also quote the fact that according to Nice guidelines she should have an advocate who sees her alone and not in the presence of a team who are watching every second.   This kind of intrusive care should only be given for a patient who is coming off the drugs, whose behaviour is that unpredictable.  Even then I believe that if there was a beautiful place provided such as on www.earthhouseinc.org then this would be the answer.    Unwittingly a friend of mine signed such a consent form for Clozapine and did not realise what she was siging at the time.  Now her daughter has heart problems.   She has warned me that is what they could try to do.   Elizabeth is now in no fit condition to sign such a form in any case but the team could turn around and say otherwise – she is 25 and weak and vulnerable.   She is already distressed at them offering her this awful drug when she thought she was going in to be reduced off medication.  She is distressed at being in such an awful place which by the way is surrounded by the most beautiful grounds and in a lovely area.  The only good thing is the dogs that come on the ward –  Elizabeth would like a dog.  Elizabeth needs to be in a peaceful area where there is fresh air and nice surroundings not a ward that is like Hell on Earth and all about drug pushing.

THIS IS HOW CRUEL THE NHS CARE IS.  THIS IS NOT CARE AT ALL IT IS NOTHING BUT DRUG PUSHING BUT ANYWAY I AWAIT TO HEAR WHAT THIS SPECIALIST HOSPITAL HAS TO SAY FOR THEMSELVES AND WHAT OTHER THINGS ARE ON OFFER IF ANYTHING APART FROM HARMFUL DRUGS WHICH DO NOT WORK AND EVEN IF THEY DO TEMPORARILY GIVE A PATIENT A FEELING OF WELLBEING THEY ARE A TIMEBOMB IN THAT THEY CAUSE SERIOUS PHYSICAL HEALTH PROBLEMS AND AFFECT THE HEART, LIVER, KIDNEYS AND LUNGS AND HOW MANY TIMES HAS ELIZABETH BEGGED TO COME OFF THEM YET THE TEAM IGNORE  AND EVEN SOCIAL SERVICES GET INVOLVED IN TRYING TO PUSH DRUGS.

I am going to visit Elizabeth today and will write later.       

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