"I had all my medication taken after an injury "

About: Barnsley Hospital / Trauma and orthopaedics

(as the patient),

I was in hospital due to being injured on my mobility scooter in march. I had a water tablet taken from me and with me being diabetic I told the doctor it wasn’t a good idea because I have water retention and I had to have compression dressings on both legs. During the night I had problems breathing. I felt like I was drowning at 3am I phoned 999 for an ambulance and I was admitted again at the beginning of April and I had to stay until the middle of April. During this time I had all my medication taken and I didn’t realise they hadn’t been giving me paroxetine which you’re supposed to be weaned off, but they didn’t give me any for 6 days. I believe this caused me to go into a depression and when I realised I got it back and it got into my system I was fine.

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Responses

Response from Joan Allen, Consultation & engagement officer, NHS Barnsley

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience and I am sorry to hear about your medication.

I will pass your comments onto the relevant person at the hospital and they may want to get back to you when they have had time to look into these issues.

Kind regards

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