Anxiety treatment for the elderly

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1086863 tn?1278633915 good for you,i never used meds either,we were lucky,some aint,alot of people have been through so much on this site and have needed help with meds and yes alot have become addicted,but self help dont work for everyone,but good for you for willing to help people
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 I could write pages on all the problems but what I really wanted to suggest is as far as anxiety/deapression goes - has your Mum tried using a 'Sun light' lamp. It is for the treatment of S.A.
Avatar n tn I know that you are never supposed to go off an AD or anti-anxiety quickly due to the rebound effects. The meds caused such sleeplessness, anxiety, mood swings, etc., much like an AD so it would make sense that this is happening now. Has anyone experienced anything similar and for how long?
Avatar n tn Dear Maria Celexa (citalopram) is usually used at a dose of 20 - 40 mg/day in the treatment of depression. 20 mg/day is the recommended dose for most elderly patients. 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.
Avatar n tn Pneumonia is a serious medical condition that requires aggressive treatment, especially in the elderly population. MANY older people succomb to Pneumonia. Do you happen to know what "kind" of Pneumonia she was diagnosed with? A more common type of Pneumonia in the elderly is called "Aspiration Pneumonia", this is when food and fluids are sneaking down into the trachea (windpipe) rather than down the esophagus to the stomach, where it is supposed to go.
666152 tn?1225389158 I wasn't being negative about what you were saying per se, I only meant that his weight loss was more than likely from his cancer treatment and not the excercise and protein diet that can do it also. Excercise is great, I worked out with weights for the first 3 months of treatment until my Tachcardia scared me and I stopped for 5 months. I have since resumed and am as strong if not stronger than before treatment.
242516 tn?1368227505 Physicians should advise patients, at the first sign of tendon pain, swelling, or inflammation, to stop taking the fluoroquinolone, to avoid exercise and use of the affected area, and to promptly contact their doctor about changing to a non-fluoroquinolone antimicrobial drug. Selection of a fluoroquinolone for the treatment or prevention of an infection should be limited to those conditions that are proven or strongly suspected to be caused by bacteria.
Avatar n tn I have this problem too and it's called General anxiety disorder. I felt like i cant get a satisfying breath. It seems to get worse at night when your trying to sleep. you are fine though don't worry. you need to consider some long term treatment for this. one ssri i would recommend for this "breathing anxiety" is lexapro but only 5 mg of it. it is very precise and potent. I had this for two years now been to hospitals like you guys been prescribed xanax and ativan.
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.
200828 tn?1209921575 I had gastric and muscular difficulty but that is passing...... I felt little post op pain, but much uncertainty about the outcome. For me, it is the feelings that cause fatigue Your symptoms may well have an organic core. So a few more tests will let you know. Facing your fear is the important thing. I understand your fear of radiation.
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 n tn I know its the dreaded part of the treatment. Tks very much for your post by the way. At some point both you and I are going to have to learn to trust our drs .... All the best.
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 Paradoxical reactions to these anxiety medications are most common in children, the elderly, and people with developmental disabilities. 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.
Avatar f tn Thank you for your responses regarding my post. I have been on paxil and xanax when I was first diagnosed with anxiety attacks and that form of therapy seemed to help considerably. I too noticed the hand tremors with Paxil. When I was taken off Paxil the hand tremors stopped.
Avatar f tn I am not a Dr, but have worked with the elderly in a professional capacity in the past. My own grandmother is 93 nearly 94 and in a supported living care situation. She has maintained her independence to an extent but is monitored in her own apartment. Truthfully, she improved markedly when she elected (with some family encouragement) to sell her home and move into a supported living environment.
Avatar n tn like i said you will get more answers on another column, as this is for caregivers, mostly for the elderly .
Avatar f tn I have now just realised that the pill has probably (though not confirmed by a dr) been a big factor to my anxiety as i was anxiety free while off the pill for 3 years or even if i did have anxiety in those 3 years it was not unbearable.
543435 tn?1282246279 What, with the worst case scenarios racing through my mind. ... worrying about the care of my 2 elderly parents who depend on me for almost everything. ... thinking about my 2 aunts who battled Breast Cancer. ... wondering if years of healthy dieting; keeping my weight down; and exercising was all a waste of time. ... plus, I had fallen deeply in love with a wonderful man who had just entered my life; and I felt that I was about to lose him.
5112396 tn?1378021583 ) and have begun to volunteer teaching IT skills to senior citizens at the local advocacy charity for the elderly. But these are balls I got rolling by myself, not with her help. I'm proud of that, so the sting of what she said is fading into the insignificance it deserves. Thank you again for hearing me out on this. I really, truly value this community. Hugs to all.
1670856 tn?1316777368 To learn more about DVT, what causes it, the symptoms and treatment and who is at greater risk for developing this condition, I would recommend going to the Mayo Clinic, the Cleavland Clinic or the NIH (National Institue of Health) websites for accurate information. There are a number of causes for DVT, but three of the most common are a family history, being immobile for long periods of time or recent surgery.
20853006 tn?1547670089 There is no easy quick-fix solution, but if you follow the steps above and pay attention to how your body is reacting, you can beat candida successfully and for the long term. The more disciplined you are in your treatment, the faster you will return to good health. A great book to read is called "The Yeast Connection" by Dr. Crook, it has a wealth of info in it. I hope you both feel better soon.
Avatar n tn get real, get honest, get help, and it will work out for you and the new life..........Best of luck to you and the child - - it will work out fine...
Avatar f tn The Facility only kept the Clients on the Suboxone for a week. The reason you have to wait a certain amount of time before you can take the Suboxone is because if you take it too soon after your last dose of a Narcotic you can have a very severe reaction. The Treatment Facility I was at started me off on a Dose that was based on the amount of Vicodin I had been taking daily. Then during the course of the week the Suboxone was tapered and stopped.
1042487 tn?1275283499 You can't know it won't help you if you don't try it but most importantly if you think it won't help you keep that for yourself. People should be aware of all the possible treatment options and also what might be an underlying cause.
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 m tn I was on the 100mcg every 72 hours for about a year. The upside of the patch is that it releases a steady stream of the medication into your system. This reduces the highs and lows experienced with oral medications. (the feeling of the meds "wearing off") It was also nice not to have to remember to take a bunch of pills with me wherever i went. The downside.
607502 tn?1288251140 But in that family no one knew anything was wrong except for the one person in treatment (even before recovery) which was me and since a lot of the symptoms were being hateful and passive aggressive and I often was the receiving end of it I got sick of it. But every Christmas less and less family members on that side showed up and my grandmother on that side of the family said one year (with seriousness) "this is the last year I do this" but I guess had a second opinion next year.