Originally Posted by CaptainPeanuts
The doctor I have is arrogant. I am stuck on taking paliperidone by injection and he wont let me off the drug. I think this drug is what made Nardil not work at all, mixing drugs is not a good idea. Changing doctors is impossible, I'm stuck with this *******.
Glad to hear that you think Nardil is great. I won't give up, but for now I just can't change doctors.
I'm studying at the moment and getting good qualifications in mental health and I can tell you for a fact that what he is doing is against the law, all over the world. He cannot force you to take something you don't want to take. Tell him that you want to go back on Nardil and stop taking Paliperidone or you will prosecute him for breaking the...
Mental health act 1983 (amended 2007)
- You are legally allowed to make your own decision unless sectioned.
The mental capacity act
- This means you can make your own decisions about what treatment you have and a health professional has to support your wishes.
The Equality Act 2010
- You are protected by law because of your disability and a local authority (Doctor, hospital etc) can not discriminate against you and should listen to your wishes or concerns and should encourage equality.
Human Rights Act 1998
- Basically means it's your life and you can make your own decisions about it.
Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005
- Everyone will be assumed to have capacity to make decisions about their health and treatment unless an assessment has concluded that this is not the case.
You should contact either your health ombudsman or write see if your doctor surgery has a website and write a complaint because what your doctor is doing is seriously illegal!
Also, you have the right to change doctors when you bloody want and as many times as you want if they are not giving you the help you need.
Tell the idiot you want a referral to see a Psychiatrist because you aren't getting the help that you need.