well from my experience the perscriptions we all get just treat our symptoms and not the cause.
have you 2 explored the natural path for her condition?
No, we haven't. I don't know of any, sorry.
So can anyone tell me, if my mom went to rehab, would she automatically lose her nursing license?
Isn't there some web site you can check this out on or maybe in her union book. There must some information that came with her nursing license, like all the do's and don'ts. Or maybe an 1-800 number you can call anomysley (spelling) and ask these questions.
I'm a nurse who went to rehab and I still have my license. I live in Georgia and it might be different in each state. Call the state board of nursing in her state and ask. You can remain anonymous. Is she willing to go to rehab?
We live in Ohio and I am not sure what the laws are here. My mom said that she has thought about rehab before, but thought she would lose her license. Therefore, she told me that she quit everything cold turkey and says that she is not taking anything, including the meds for the Graves Disease & Hyperthyroidism. She lives about 1 1/2 hours from me, so I can't see her regularly to check on her.
I don't know if her symptoms are from the lack of necessary meds or from abusing the other meds. She has slowed/slurred speech, confusion, lack of or no appetite, sleeps all the time, dazed at times, weight loss, memory lapses (short term), etc.
She has fought the addiction for years and I don't want to accuse her of something that she may not be doing, but I just don't know.
I am leaning towards the addiction issues, based on my research so far, but I know she won't go if she thinks she will lose her license.