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Question for the audience ...

Posted by Bob on October 19, 1999, at 16:44:44

In reply to Hey Bob..., posted by Deb R. on October 19, 1999, at 10:24:17

(Hi Deb! I'll leave the work stuff for a new thread later tonight...)

Anybody out there know any work on overmedication and its effects? It seems to me that there was a conversation about this, oh, quite a while ago. My take on it is the old "body as a machine/fix one thing at a time" approach, instead of a more holistic, systemic view. One med causes other problems, so you get a second med ... which causes still other problems, leading to a third med, ad nauseum, ad absurdum, ad infinitum. It's happened to me -- three different psychotropics, and two other meds to deal with side effects. Considering how many meds our elderly get put on these days, could this be what's happening to Deb's mum?

As for the searching, we all need to know that we're doing the right thing in making these sorts of decisions. Maybe, though, you're looking in the wrong place. The "answers" science and medicine may be offering might aim to give her quantity of life, but what about the quality? Are you her only child? Who else is around who can support you and take on part of this burden for you? You shouldn't have to be all alone in facing this situation. We're here for you, but you need someone there with you.

be strong




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