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What is the effect on the brain of long-term use of Effexor?

Posted 5 Jan 2012 by elaineatkins 13 answers

Does long-term use of Effexor lead to memory loss, brain damage and/or dementia? I know it inhibits platelet aggregation and leads to bleeding and severe bruising resulting from a very slight impact. As I am aged 66 years, I am concerned that continued use of Effexor may hasten dementia and memory ...

Difficulties concentrating/memory loss on clonazepam?

Posted 30 Mar 2014 by stellamaria 6 answers

I am having difficulties concentrating and have short-term memory loss (for a few seconds or minutes) with Clonazepam. Have been taking it for 4 months now. 1.5 mg a day. I have noticed that memory loss gets worse with increased anxiety. I am also on 50 mg of Prozac per day. Anyone out there with ...

What is your experience in using L-theanine for improving sleep quality?

Posted 24 Feb 2011 by lnko 4 answers

I have also problems in concentration, learning and memorising. I was told that L-theanine could be used in such cases. Please, share your experience. This will help me to improve my health. Thanks in advance.

Is trazodone safe for elderly dementia patient? does it help with anxiety?

Posted 26 Jun 2013 by unhappyinnursinghome 3 answers

My mom is 96years old and in a wheelchair. She is very unhappy with her life in a nursing home. She has high anxiety and extreme nervous energy and is bored, but nursing home activities do not interest her nor television. Can Trazodone help with all this along with helping her to sleep? She is ...

What the best medication is for dementia or alzheimers is? Is seroquel appropriate for sleeplessness

Posted 14 Feb 2014 by Vegerton 5 answers

My father is unable to sleep at night and becomes very agitated. He has dementia. Seroquel or risperdol are either appropriate to help with this issue.

Can you discontinue sertraline (Zoloft) and immediately start taking Cymbalta or Lyrica?

Posted 3 Feb 2013 by strombolie 6 answers

I have a 95 yr old mother with severe knee osteoarthritis and restless leg syndrome and is in the early stages of dementia. She is currently on Gabapentin, (300mg x 2 daily); sertraline (100 mg) and alprazolam (0.25 mg) daily. We think some of her confusion and unclear thinking might be due to ...

I recently got pregnant after taking Latuda for almost 4 months, my doctor said stop but...

Posted 11 days ago by Obnoxious 2 answers

... I tried to cut back by taking half every few days but it just feels so uneasy. I have frequent outbursts but nobody sees me. It's impossible to explain. I'm scared. I'm not sure how to handle this at all and frankly my doctor does not have all the answers.

How long can a person live with dementia?

Posted 22 Feb 2011 by Like2Know 3 answers

once it starts to get worse and not better... how much longer do they have?

Help for my 94 yr old Mom with severe Dementia and is constantly yelling out and not sleeping?

Posted 10 Aug 2010 4 answers

She is living with my sister and for the last 5 months the situation has gone downhill. She constantly repeats,, Mother, Mother Help me,, and mutters other words the entire day and night. She doesn't sleep well, she won't let any tranquilizer work on her. She resists everything. She has ...

I am very depressed am taking Lyrica. I take care of my husband with dementia, I don't know if...

Posted 9 Aug 2018 by lwhit29 5 answers

... the Lyrica is causing it or my circumstances?

Lamictal - has anyone noticed this affecting short term memory?

Posted 10 Jul 2011 by blynn27 5 answers

My Mother has been on lamictal for approx 21/2 mths weaned off of dilantin. Her short term memory... has gotten terrible, from minute to minute she can't follow you. Very disturbing. She is 78 and had been on dilantin and phenobarbital for about 55yrs. Please someone tell me if they have or ...

What are the symptoms of Dementia?

Posted 30 Jul 2012 by auntof3sjb 6 answers

I am in menopause. 46. Blood tests just confirmed it. I am forgetting things, trouble remembering things, had to do a procedure at work yesterday that I've done a hundred times and I COULDN'T REMEMBER HOW TO DO IT! I had to think for 2 minutes. I still don't know if i did it right! ...

Is citalopram an anticholinergic drug?

Posted 27 Jan 2015 by uctymdg 2 answers

Following the recent report "Cumulative Use of Strong Anticholinergics and Incident Dementia" in *JAMA Internal Medicine*, a positive to answer raises the possibility that I should not continue taking citalopram (as opposed to seeking an alternative).

Dementia - My mom is taking Zoloft, Ambien,Valium and Namenda.I am about 1,000 miles away but it?

Posted 26 Jul 2010 by ketchee2 3 answers

... seems to me that it's too much meds for Dementia, she can't talk much, she is having temper tantrums and can't sleep. Anyone have an idea? She definately has had Dementia for awhile and it could be going into Alzheimers but I'm not so sure Drug interactions is not to blame ...

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