Severe depression symptoms in the elderly

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Avatar n tn Does the alcohol (several beers a day) bring on the depression, or is it possible there is collateral damage (he hallucinated in the hospital for over 3 weeks). He is elderly - dementia? Thank you so much; you have been a great source of comfort for me.
994239 tn?1321203620 *the depression was severe all day. did not have planned activityies, but could not hardly even enjoy the guitar. Tried DM 75mg, then added 30mg, and went for a walk, not helping. I turned to alcohol, in PM drank excessively, did not help. I think the DEX the day before might have woped out my "fell good" chemicals, OR MAYBE the alcohol did.....???
568140 tn?1249356613 Started out really rough -- high anxiety, crying, suicidal urges and plans. Called in sick to work but only after lying on couch until about an hour after I was supposed to be at work. Called Dan. In afternoon called Dr. Conti who told me to increase meds to Lamotrigine 150 mg bid, Lexapro 30 mg for next week, and, if needed, to 40 mg the following week. He will meet with me next Tuesday. Called Suzie who talked me through some soul collage imagery. Called Wendy for my daily check-in.
Avatar n tn they were giving her a 500 tab every 4 hours whether she need it or not,,, the physical therepy she was recieving was rigorous and she was in alot of pain, but none the less,,, when i saw the side effects she was having enough was enough...the therapist in Pt agreed the symptoms she was haviing were from the vicodin....I took her home this Saturday...and she had her last vicodin on saturday..she had taken only one per day her remaining 2 days that the rehab....
Avatar n tn What could be causing severe depression in someone who had an MI 4 months ago, stent placement 2 months ago (I did receive your feedback on the stent-travel stress test question to my most recent post and am very grateful). My friend appears to have a deep depression and sits in front of the TV and cries. He said he realized his mortality after the heart attack.
619439 tn?1282094079 severe flu like symptoms. so weak i barely walk. very severe depression and anxiety.
619439 tn?1282094079 severe flu like symptoms again today. depression has been it's worst over the last several days.
Avatar f tn The elderly generally take smaller doses because the liver metabolizes drugs more in the elderly. And any antidepressant can cause increased anxiety particularly in the beginning, but even later, as they can be stimulating.
619439 tn?1282094079 severe flu like symptoms. could barely walk around house. severe nausea in pm.
Avatar f tn it took everything out of me to even get up off the couch and go to the grocery store
Avatar m tn I feel like poo just as it says in the title, I have severe dizzy spells and anxiety and severe headaches along with body aches and weakness, fatigue and all that nonsense. Oh and I cant stay hydrated.
Avatar f tn I have had severe headaches for the last few days. pain in my right hand like arthritis. feel cold in the summer.
366811 tn?1217422672 Anxiety sufferers and others will frequently say either that the physical symptoms we suffer can't be in the head, or else that they are all in the head. The idea is that either: 1. This can't possibly be "just" anxiety -there must be something "really" wrong -meaning an independent cause of pain or anxiety or discomfort which is unrelated to feeling anxious. Therefore, it is NOT anxiety -there is something ELSE going on.
Avatar f tn could not even get off of the couch binge eating has replaced smoking and drinking. No etoh since Nov 12 and no smoking since NOV18.
Avatar m tn My Father is currently in ICU on a breathing machine and he has all the symptoms for the past two years of having severe colitis of the lungs. Any information pertaining to this condition is greatly appreciated. My Fathers doctor (elderly) refuses to consider that Colitis is the cause and therefore is not treating his condition if it is indeed Colitis.
215461 tn?1331862765 I guess it was only a matter of time before depression grabbed me with its nasty claws. The constant anxiety has finally won over. I want to live life. I look out the window longing for some normalcy. I feel lonely and vulnerable. It's as if I am the only one in my world, physically. I'm tired. It's so tiring to constantly be fighting a battle you can't win.
619439 tn?1282094079 flu like symptoms less severe than they have been in days
Avatar f tn Hi. 5'10" Gent, and brand spankin newbie to this site. i just turned 56 in April. In my journal August. 12, 2013, I recorded wgt. 247.5 lb, BP 157/101, severe depression & anxiety with heaart palpitations and mid-nightime panic attacks. Also using CPAP setting of 14cm for severe sleep apnea, and suffered almost daily migraines. Plus my triglicerides were, as my dr put it, "through the roof!
619439 tn?1282094079 feel very drugged. exhaustion is so severe I can barely walk from room to room, flu like symptoms, hot cold chills, body aches and hurts all over, crying a lot, severe depression and anxiety.
619439 tn?1282094079 very severe fatigue, anxiety, and depression. feel very drugged and dazed. barely able to function.
Avatar n tn He may not even be suffering from Depression. In most cases (not all) if a person is suffering from Severe Depression, then the symptoms are so God awful horrifing and uncomfortable that they will do almost anything to make it stop. This includes going to see a doctor. In some cases Depression sufferers will suffer in silence and resist treatment. This is usually out of shame about admitting that they have a Mental Illness.
Avatar n tn Worst cramps ever. Four days ago swollen red bumps in both armpits. Two days ago rash on left breast. Started very lightly yesterday, 2am severe cramps, diarrhea, nauseus, vomiting mulitmule times. Pain all over mostly on right side.
Avatar m tn severe bout of depression this evening, terrible crying.
388204 tn?1236403834 What medication is the best to treat the elderly or should they be at all ? My Grandma is 95 and recently went to a nursing home. Her doctor had her on Exelon and now they want to put her on a antidepressant. My thought is the Exelon has been a waste of (alot) of money and I don't think she needs an antidepressant.
619439 tn?1282094079 in late afternoon began having severe flu like symptoms. achy all over, head hurting, feeling very drugged.
Avatar n tn IF and Elderly person has depression and stress does it mimic dementia? IF an EEG is normal would that rule out Dementia? How about a spect scan?
Avatar n tn Pain has gotten better but about 5 days later she has severe weakness in her legs. Cannot walk without walker. Could the two be related? It is a holiday and her dr. is on vacation for 6 days. Should she see someone else in the practice before he returns. She has had this weakness for 2-1/2 days now and we are both getting concerned.
897400 tn?1303329148 The dosage should be decreased in elderly patients and those with severe renal failure, but adjustment is not necessary in patients with alcoholism or hepatic impairment, or those undergoing haemodialysis.