A Pennsylvania woman is scheduled to appear in court Monday after authorities said she admitted to repeatedly poisoning her boyfriend with Visine eye drop for more than three years in a desperate attempt for his attention.

State police said Vickie Jo Mills of McConnellsburg is facing aggravated assault, simple assault and reckless endangerment charges after she told authorities she put Visine eye drops into Thurman Nesbitt's drinking water 10 to 12 times since June 2009.

The 33-year-old mother said she never meant to kill Nesbitt, but only wanted him to pay more attention to her, according to the charging documents.

Nesbitt’s doctor, Dr. Harry Johnston, had for years treated his patient for nausea, blood pressure problems and breathing trouble, according to Pennsylvania state police.

Dr. Johnston had become suspicious after traces of tetrahydrozoline, a chemical found in eye drops, was found in Nesbitt’s blood tests.

Afterwards, Dr. Johnston had contacted authorizes in June 17 and Nesbitt was then brought into the police station for further blood tests which revealed that Nesbitt had 49 nanograms per milliliter of tetrahydrozoline in his bloodstream.

Authorities were told by medical experts that the amount of poison found in the victim's blood was an "extremely high level", according to The Record Herald.

Doctors said that if large amounts of the drug are ingested, a person can suffer severe headaches, blurred vision, nausea, breathing problems and even suffer seizures and fall into a coma.

Mills, who has a child with Nesbitt, confessed to police that she poisoned Nesbitt so that he would pay more attention to her.

A preliminary hearing for Mills is scheduled for Monday in Fulton County Court, and she is held in Franklin County Jail, where her bail is set at $75,000.