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(((((Bob, dove & noah)))))

Posted by Deb R. on October 21, 1999, at 7:07:56

In reply to Question for the audience ..., posted by Bob on October 19, 1999, at 16:44:44

>Considering how many meds our elderly get put on >these days, could this be what's happening to >Deb's mum?

Bob, from the research I have done I have found that the elderly should be on much lower doses of anti-psychotics than younger folk - I guess it would be to do with metabolism changes as we age or something. Also, post menopausal women again should be on lower doses allegedly. I can honestly say this has never seemed to be a consideration re: the meds Mum has been on over the years. It is a bloody nightmare to put it bluntly.
Dove, many thanks for your input, I have printed it all off and am going to spend tomorrow hunting around the web-sites you mentioned. I just want to at least learn enough so I can discuss issues with some knowledge with Mums Doc.
Thanks for your input too Noah - yes all that should be happening, but alas it just seems to be like Bob wrote in his post, one drug after another is prescribed in a never-ending spiral which will just spin around and punch you in the head in the end.
Bob - you asked about what support I would have in my quest to get my Mum back - well I have fantastic support from my husband and children. I am constantly amazed by our kids understanding of their Nanna - when I was there age all I wanted to do was run away and find a normal family like everyone else seemed to have! I also have two sisters and a brother, but we are a very fractured family unfortunately. Too many terrible things happened to us as kids I guess, I could do the longest post in the universe if I ever got started on that sadness.
Anyway, blessings on all your heads my mates from babble-land. You are lovely people, I wish I could help some of you sometime - I dont know a lot about meds and things, but I have very big ears - all the better to listen with!!!

Love to all,




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