So my mum and I dont talk. The only time we do is if theres an emergency and the other day she sent me a txt reminding me of something I had said about 2 years ago (back when we did talk)
2 years ago my sister and I lived together for awhile. And I noticed she would be getting what she called migraines everyday and so was taking these tablets called mersyndol (sorry spelling?) at first i didnt think anything of it. After about a month I noticed that she really was taking these tablets every single day without fail, combined with panadol or ibuprofen and tablets for hayfever that contained codine. I said something to mum at the time, and tried to get her to go to a dr about her migraines (though she never had any issues with light and noise with those migraines so i suspected they were played up a bit) After talking to mum about it (useless as a a kick in the head) she told my sister what I had said and she flew off the handles and moved out.
She then moved around from boyfriends house to the next (another story) and mum said the other day that she was still taking the tablets the whole time but didnt think anything of it. Now my sister is back living at home with my parents, shes still taking the mersyndol everyday plus celebrex (given to her by her new boyfriend that lives with them) and hayfever tablets. As soon as she doesnt have them her moods are quote 'totally unbearable' she still refuses to see the family GP or any doctor about her 'migraines' Shes only going on 20 and is VERY naive about consequences and expects everything being handed to her and nothing bad will ever happen to her.
The fact my mother braved a potential 'why the heck are you contacting me' ear full to ask for my help indicates to me that things are pretty bad. But I have no idea what to do. I cant sit down and talk to her as I live over 1000km away from them, and even if I could I cant see her reaction being one of consideration or thought. For 2 years she's been clearly abusing over the counter pain killers and that has to be doing some serious damage!
If you've gotten this far thanks for taking the time to read.