Families Who Have Been Helped By Dr. Phil

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Replied By: lesleyncv on Aug 20, 2017, 5:01PM - In reply to godkin
I have wondered after every show how these people are doing after intervention.

It seems like some of them go in "half heartedly" and I would love to see the real person behind the addiction, mental health issue or behavioral problem.
Replied By: bornfree01 on Jul 9, 2017, 2:32PM
I have been watching the older Dr. Phil episodes on OWN and was wondering if there is a board that gives updates? Can NEVER get enough of Dr. Phil helping others. Thank you. 
Replied By: thumper12bk on Jun 24, 2017, 9:48PM
I really feel right now especially with my situation and wanting to go get help with my addiction that my parents and the guardianship they have on me from an incident that happened before I neede. Right now with me going to Loves INC for money management classe, and my dad literally standing up and yelling at me in front of my lawyer and having the guards come in, and also having him literally yell at me in front of my whole family on Fathers Day/my brothers birthday really makes me feel helples. I want the right direction for my 3 year old daughter Abriella. I really feel trapped with this whole situation and feel like I really need an intervention between my parents and  I
Replied By: sharbelmar on Apr 7, 2017, 6:15AM - In reply to jessica1313
Hi there! ,  To me this seems like something that you should have gone to the police about at that time.  Any type of abuse is a crime.  I don't see how  Dr. Phil & his staff could help you. Perhaps this is why you haven't received the  response you were hoping for.  This sounds like a criminal investigation may be in order. Good luck with your situation.
Replied By: mzchuthee on Mar 21, 2017, 7:56PM - In reply to mollymall
So sorry to hear of your hardships & struggles. I see it's been a while since your post & was wondering how are things with you & your daughter.  I do hope better! I really do! Also, if I may ask, was that Computer Generates email reply to your post the only response you've received from the show? I wish & pray you well! May God Bless You & Yours! 
Replied By: godkin on Mar 18, 2017, 6:54PM
I think he should do a week series on the people you have helped that haven't come on your show. I record your shows and like most everyone else I can relate to almost all your topics. You've helped me to understand what it means to "NEVER SURRENDER TO THE DISEASE"! Thank you.  I am living proof that through shear repetition of watching your shows,  the Drs, Dr Oz, Oprah, Ellen for laughter best medicine when hospitalized. Thank you. Mainly Dr. Phil n Robin, you need to hear from the people you don't realize you have helped that have never been oñ your show. I used to drink. I've been sober 7 yrs this year. Thank you.  My husband n I will be married 17 years this year, Thank you for helping me understand him better and myself so that we do now have the best relationship ever, we feel like we just met for the first time, Thank you. I was so depressed when first diagnosed but was having a pitty party and blamed everyone else. I did find out who my real support system was and still is. My husband. Everyone else even my family and some friends have given up on me and were just waiting for my funeral. When diagnosed I was given 6 months to live by my primary care doctor and now CEO of the hospital, he also gave up on me, shame on him. PLEASE DO A SHOW SO THAT WE CAN SAY THANK YOU DR. PHIL AND ROBIN FOR MAKING LIFE A BETTER ONE TO LIVE. PLEASE.
Replied By: godkin on Mar 18, 2017, 6:32PM - In reply to jessica1313
Same problem. I'll make it short. I have cirrhosis of the liver n was diagnosed at my local hospital.  Going on 7 yrs this yr. Spent just about one week averaged per month in hospital pas5 6 yrs. Overcame it lost 80 lbs doing good for an a recovering alcoholic. Had foot surgery in December n my liver reacted to anesthesia sending me to ER. Normal for me but when we got to ER the ER DR refused to treat me he came n left n. Came back n left n came n said there is nothing wrong with you. Go follow up with primary care doctor. He left along with nurse n noone came back. I waited n finally calledy husband to come back n get me. I normally send him home we live 2 blocks away. Bad mistake no witnesses. I didn't want commotion I just needed help my belly was distended, couldn't use bathrm going on 24 hrs. He REFUSED TO TREAT ME!  I went home n had to wait 24 hrs to go back so that I did not have to see him again. I figured he wax having a bad night in ER understandable but don't take it out on me. Went back 24 hrs later twice as bad. Couldn't touch my stomach. I looked about 7 months pregnant n guess who walks in the same ER dr from 24 hrs ago who wouldn't treat me. He came into my RM again 24 hrs later n saw it was me asked me what my problem was I explained again n he walked out never said a word n I never saw him again. I had to wait for the next ER dr to come on to get treatment n I finally did over 48 hrs later. IF U HAVE CIRRHOSIS OF THE LIVER ITS A PAIN U CANT EXPLAIN. I got a call from chief of ER apologizing g for that drs incompetence as well as my follow up with primary care she apologized n said I should not have been traumatized like that. He continues to practice. No lawyer will touch this case around here. They feel the Dr did no wrong. I COULD HAVE DIED. I wanted blood work done, my Ammonia level checked, etc. That's all I was there for besides the pain but refused pain pills. My liver cannot handle RX pain pills u throw up.  I can't take anything for pain. I still can't get over it n don't know how again. He sete back but I will not let this consume me.
Replied By: godkin on Mar 18, 2017, 6:02PM - In reply to jessica1313
Wow I'm glad I'm not the only one who has gone through it.  I am diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver at my local hospital. Struggling past 6 yrs with it. After repeated watching of Dr Phil's shows, I record them, I was able to "NOT SURRENDER TO THE DISEASE!". WENT FROM 180 TO 115 lbs in one year. Got off at least 5 different meds. Drs kept giving them to me whenever I moaned or complained about aches n pains. Long story short I end up in the ER on Xmas morning due to my cirrhosis, distended belly obvious, nausea, etc. Due to having foot surgery n reacted to anesthesia. THE ER DR REFUSED TO TREAT ME. HE WOULDN'T LOOK AT MY BELLY NOR TOUCH IT. HE SENT ME HOME N SAID NOTHING IS WRONG WITH U. I had to go home in tremendous pain from foot surgery n cirrhosis.  I waited 24 hrs to go back to ER, now twice bad so had to call an ambulance n I live 2 blocks away. I couldn't walk. Got to ER n he was still there. That same ER dr who refused to treat me 24 hrs earlier.  He came into the Stahl saw it was me n left again n never came back. I had to wait til next Dr came on duty.  Chief of ER heard about it n my primary care heard about it before I even told anyone what happened. Chief of ER called me n apologized for him n said that it was unfortunate I had to go through such trauma. My PC said the same thing. End of story. No lawyer around my city will touch this because he's a Dr. Now I had to relive my past all over again. Went into depression again but I will not let this consume me. I can't do anything about it. I know exact how u feel. I was in pain for 48 hrs before my local hospital would see me in ER unfortunately for me. This Dr was new I've never ever seen him before in my life n  still trying to figure out why he wouldn't treat me. I had to send my husband out of the RM because I didn't want commotion. Bad mistake no witnesses except nurse n she won't speak.....
Replied By: alyshal2 on Dec 9, 2016, 7:11PM
My family and I no longer speak. When I was 18 I got pregnant my parents were very upset with me and constantly pressured me into having an abortion which I did not want. everyday they would tell me that's what has to happen and so on and so forth. They would show up at my job and tell me that they would say it when I saw them. (I was not living at home at the time)they called my cousin who I never really spoke to and had her talk to me about getting one. i felt as I had no one really alone, my boyfriend at the time was no good so my support system was no one. My cousin took me to the clinic once and I just wanted advice I wanted some help from someone but the clinic could not talk to me at the time unless I was sure I was going through with it. So I left eventually all the pressure came crashing down on me and my mom brought me down. I was a mess through it all and after everything my parents said i did the right thing and I have never been the same since. I turned to alchol and used drugs and I drowned my whole life in it. I became really depressed and now 9 years later I cannot even speak to my family because my younger sibling had a child and they are supporting her with her child. i felt as they let me down and I live with this regret everyday of my life and I would never subject myself to going there to see them with her child when they did not want mine. I may be all over the place here but it's such a long and hard story I hope someone will be able to help me through this.
Replied By: jessica1313 on Nov 19, 2016, 3:30AM
i need help figuring out how to get dr phils attentions on my emails, i seriously need his help. i have been a abused victim of my local hospital and i have done everything i can do and i recieved a letter on thursday stating to sum it up in a nut shell i deserved what happened to me, i was in the wrong. no one aka drs or anyone will be punished... but i live in fear every single day i live with flash backs of what they did. 

i feel very helpless in mysituation and am starting to think i really did deveser what happened.. 

please help with advice, cause i will do what i have to until i have no engery left.

thank you.
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