Medication Suggestions Please

Discussion in 'Welcome and how to use Dementia Talking Point' started by PastorD, Nov 7, 2019.

  1. PastorD

    PastorD New member

    Nov 6, 2019
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    My 81yo friend has been diagnosed with VD on 21st Oct. specifically Small Vessel Disease. Neurologist placed her on Clonazepam as since a TIA on 27th Aug she's experienced Ataxia (inability to keep arms/legs still). She's also very anxious, upset and cries pitifully. Due to just starting Clonazepam he won't prescribe an antidepressant yet, but has authorised a small dose of Lorazepam when needed.
    Please can anyone with experience of VD with Ataxia let me know what meds they or theit LO is on. Many thanks.
     
  2. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
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    I`m sorry I have no experience of Ataxia but want to welcome you to the Forum @PastorD and hope someone will come on line eventually to share their experiences.

    This is so upsetting to be with, especially when we`ve no way of helping.
     
  3. nellbelles

    nellbelles Volunteer Host

    Nov 6, 2008
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  4. Beate

    Beate Registered User

    May 21, 2014
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    London
    What might be right for someone else might not be right for your friend, because it depends on their general condition and what other meds they might be aron.We aren't doctors, so it's really best to speak to the consultant if you don't feel the meds are helping, but give it a little while to start working.
     

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