My Mom has been taking Namenda for a couple of yrs. We tried to add Exelon twice, but had to stop due to gastrointestinal problems. We're now trying 5 mg/day of Aricept and after one week is already experiencing diarrhea. Has anyone come up with a solution short of taking her off the Aricept? I hate for her to take immodium as it is difficult to know how much to take and she has ended up in the ER with an impacted bowel previously. She takes her meds with food, except protonix which has to be on empty stomach for indigestion.
18 Aug 2010
You must talk to her doctor about all this , and have him give your mother alternative treatments and also changing medications, this must be done under medical supervision.
You must never self medicate or stop from one day to the next taking the meds ( cold turkey), it must be done gradually..so if there were any withdrawals, they would be more manageable.-
I suggest you talk to her doctor ASAP.-
You are a good person, take care of yourself so you can take care of your mother as you have done... I admire that.
My mother has MS and FM, I also look after her... so I do get you! plus I am manic depressive!!!
All the best to the both of you
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