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 It was voluntarily withdrawn in 1975 by the manufacturer as it was shown to cause agranulocytosis – dangerous decrease in number of white blood cells that led to death in some patients.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.