My mother has Alzheimer and sever Chase of Anxiety attack; should she be taking Cymbalta for Anxiety?
Any of the antidepressants can be used for anxiety. Talk to her dr. about treatment. Alzheimers patients don't always react to meds the way others do, and some might get agitated from an antidepressant. I've seen the anxiety of alzheimers treated with risperadol more then anything.
Hi aarmaghan I do agree with Kaismama on this my mother had altzimers also and personally i believe cymbalta has many side effects that look like altzimers too.This is a good question for the doctor no reason your mom would or should have to suffer been there and it is very hard on her and any family around when i was still working I seen more stuff prescribed like paxil,haloperodol in very low dose low dose of ativan,remeron,because many of the medications like cymbalta and simular raise blood pressure,heart,and increase other health problems for the elderly and with altzimers she may not tell you when something is bothering her.and like Kaism.Said the drugs work somewhat different with altzimers patients i would just check with doc soon so mom well be cofortalble I know its very hard my heart goes out to you and yours my dear this is so hard on everyone,But the main thing is Mom and they have many thing that they did not to make her comfortable and easier to control..hang in there my friend Chuck 1957 retired pharm.technician Cpht oregon...
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