Anxiety drugs for elderly

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Avatar n tn He than walked out of the DMV with a walker, almost falling. I felt very sorry for this impaired very elderly man but I felt sorrier for the ppl that had to meet him on the road. Had he walked out of a bar in that condition he would have been stopped. I was aghast that they didn't pull his liscense until he could prove he could drive.
222011 tn?1265475648 My Mum is 80 years old and suffering badly from anxiety & depression. This particular bout has been going on for nearly a year and it's been a very difficult time for her and the rest of the family. My Mum despite her age is in pretty good physical shape for a lady of her age but she's a terrible worrier and constantly thinks she has some serious health problems, her main concern for years has been lung cancer. There is nothing whatsoever to indicate there's anything wrong with her.
Avatar m tn Benzodiazepines also require special precaution if used by individuals that may be pregnant, alcohol- or drug-dependent, or may have comorbid psychiatric disorders. Clonazepam is generally not recommended for use in elderly people for insomnia due to its high potency relative to other benzodiazepines.
Avatar f tn So until you get that kind of specialist, I wouldn't personally do anything (my psychiatrist, for example, has most of her practice treating the elderly, which is unfortunate for me because it means she's no longer available for appointments very often but it does help the elderly). One thing to consider -- does she eat very much?
Avatar f tn Why would someone undergoing treatment need rescue drugs? What are the rescue drugs for and do you have to stop treatment if you need them? My sister lives alone but I am only 2 miles from her. So I can help her as much as I'm able to.
Avatar n tn I took an antihistamine(claratin) and broke out in hives! I tried zoloft and celexa for anxiety and depression and had horrible reactions. The only thing i've been able to take is prozac, starting out on a tiny drop dosage and working up to 10mg. after being off it for a year, I fell into a terrible depression. I hate taking any meds at all -- i tried exercise, St. John's Wort ( broke out in hives), etc.
Avatar f tn A Columbia University study recently found a doubling of the rate of prescribing antipsychotic drugs for privately insured 2- to 5-year-olds from 2000 to 2007. Only 40 percent of them had received a proper mental health assessment, violating practice standards from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. More U.S. news Police kill Discovery building gunman Updated 7 minutes ago Discovery gunman to NBC News: 'I have a bomb' Updated 20 minutes ago Earl strengthens, N.Y.
Avatar m tn Anybody try either of these drugs for anxiety? I am more interested if anyone has tried NaSSAs. Recent studies shows that NaSSAs are more effective than the stuff we all hear about from the friendly pharmaceutical companies.
Avatar f tn I have suffered with panic,anxiety and depression for decades. I spent lots of money on specialists,tests and drugs. All I know for sure is that the more I went to the doctor, the more meds I was taking and the sicker I was getting. I ended up addicted to benzos and z drugs and didn't even know it.......until I tried to stop taking them. OMG..... the withdrawals were horrible and I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. It has been 11.5 months and I am still suffering.
Avatar n tn It should be used atleast for a period of 4 to 6 weeks for positive response. In elderly patients, dosage is increased under close observation after few weeks of no response. Side effects usually resolve after a few weeks. Other anti depressants such as Zoloft, Remeron and Paxil seem to be effective in elderly patients with depression. Remeron seems to be the most commonly used drug in elderly patients with depression and weight loss.
248167 tn?1220367290 I am not sure, but I think transient ischemic attacks happen a lot of the time in the elderly, although I suppose could happen in someone younger if they have underlying health issues. I do not know if you take anything for anxiety, but there are a lot of good medications out there to help reduce anxiety, as well as medications for tingling and numbness related to neurological causes. I hope you feel better soon.
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Avatar m tn I am just looking for advice as to why this anxiety is effecting me so bad. Its ruling my life and my mind is on this 24 hours of the day. I am desperate at this point and just want other opinions on why this is happening to me and how to fix this. Thank you.
Avatar n tn even if you feel like **** or bummed out just do it you will feel so much better and remember don't reach for the bottle until you crack this and dont' reach for it anymore if you dont want to..anxiety sucks trust me but being postive is the key...don't worry nothign serious if the heart gets tight or fast all anxiety...
242516 tn?1368227505 This new box warning via FDA is something i've been aware of for some time in patients using ciprofloxaxin, levaquin (levofloxacin), Moxifloxacin (Avelox), ofloxacin (floxin), gatifloxacin (tequin), and i'm glad it'll be highlighted on labeling, showing it's increasing incidence: risk of tendinitis and tendon rupture is further increased in those over age 60, in kidney, heart, and lung transplant recipients, and with use of concomitant steroid therapy.
Avatar f tn I was not prescribed Prozac, I am on Cipramil, but it takes 2 weeks according to my doctor for the drug to start working and can make anxiety temporarily increase when you first start taking it. Try not to think about if it is working or not because that will also increase your anxiety as well. Are you having any councelling for your anxiety and deppression because it helps to share your fears with an empathetic listener.
3060903 tn?1398568723 Natural Mental Health Supplements That Work Explore safe, effective natural supplements for anxiety, depression, insomnia, and brain health. Adapted with permission from the Harvard Mental Health Letter: October 2011, published by Harvard Health Publications. Even the best available medical treatments don’t work for everyone.
Avatar m tn In young patients psychological causes like lack of confidence, guilt, and anxiety are common possibilities. While in elderly patients physical factors predominate. It can be caused by certain medications, including drugs for high blood pressure and depression. Thyroid dysfunction, vascular diseases like atherosclerosis, peripheral vascular disease and many chronic diseases can cause this problem. Treating the cause and lifestyle changes like daily exercise, avoiding smoking may help.
3060903 tn?1398568723 Other types of medications for anxiety Because of the many safety concerns linked to anti-anxiety drugs, other medications for treating anxiety have gained in popularity. The alternatives to the anti-anxiety tranquilizers include antidepressants, buspirone, and beta blockers. Antidepressant medications for anxiety Antidepressant suicide risk All antidepressants are required by the FDA to carry a warning about the risk of suicidal thoughts, hostility, and agitation.
Avatar f tn I am reasonably healthy and cannot see a reason for this to start happening. Is it possible that the stress and anxiety that I have been through could have manifested itself in my hands (and what feels like my arms)and make them shake? I feel like I am picking things up and moving them about as if I was extremely nervous. I also feel like I can feel the blood pumping through my upper body as my heart beats and I am constantly tired. I haven't had to stop doing anything.
Avatar n tn I'm 19 i've been having anxiety for about 2-3 months now. I had 2 big anxiety attacks, and then i would have mini ones sometimes. last month i started to get the pain in my chest and armpit area. but i believe maybe its because of stress because the day it started i only had a couple of hours of sleep, got into a big argument with my mom, and just a emotional wreck the whole day.
Avatar n tn What to expect, drop slowly, you'll lose some energy, get the runs, and have no sex drive for months. I cant speak for the anxiety but id imagine thats something that will need relearned like everything else. Good luck!
Avatar f tn So, three weeks ago I did and they put me on Lexapro 10mg for anxiety and Protonix 40mg for stomach problems that go with my anxiety. So, now I feel better but I wonder if I could avoid all this by stopping the birth control pill. What other options are there for a 20 that doesn't want to have kids for at least 5-8 years?
Avatar f tn Remember that antidepressants are not controlled substances but have pretty much the same difficulties when you try to stop taking them, depending on the person. I'm guessing that if clonazepam, which is not a sleep remedy but an anxiety remedy, worked for you, your problem is anxiety and not a melatonin problem, but that doesn't mean either melatonin or this drug might not work for sleep. It does mean it won't solve your problem if it's an anxiety problem and not a sleep disorder alone.
Avatar f tn I'm a 37 year old woman. For years I have felt just unwell going from one seemingly unrelated ailment and illness to another. I'm tired in the mornings after long night sleeps, pulling myself through the day, and have been to doctors who've done bloodwork for just about everything from thyroid to mono. Nothing has ever stood out. My neutrophils and monocytes are always slightly elevated, and ANA is always positive, but no one seems concerned.
1042487 tn?1275283499 Most of the B vitamins have been recognized as coenzymes, and they all appear to be essential in facilitating the metabolic processes that are essential for life. These vitamins are essential for the breakdown of carbohydrates into glucose, which provides us energy, the breakdown of fats and proteins, which aids the normal functioning of the nervous system, muscle tone in the stomach and intestinal tract, and healthy skin, hair, and eyes.
Avatar n tn I have a new Dr who's great but she's made it clear I get NOTHING for my pain, anxiety (I also have generalized anxiety disorder) or sleep problems. I am looking for an attorney to help me sue my former Dr for malpractice (think about how quickly she increased my oxy scrip to the Max per day!, then refused to help me get off of them). Bottom line is this--i suffer from on-going, severe depression & chronic pain not managed my any meds, & I just want my life back!
Avatar n tn Afterward, a phase of them might show up and last for weeks or months. I feel that people who have posted, saying that stress and anxiety was not involved in their PVCs, have the type personalities that deal better with stress/anxiety than some of the rest of us. In other words they can have significant stress but don't perceive it as others do. I say this because if they had no stress/anxiety, their posts of concern regarding their PVCs would not be appearing on forums.
Avatar n tn , such as the psychiatric division. It is considered bad for in most hospitals for other physicians to interfere with patients on other services, even if they know the treatment is inappropriate. Now I don't know she has a cardiac problem. You need to go back to square one. I do know she needs a good general work up, with SEVERAL physicians providing input. This is the method called "two heads are better than one".