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Bakerst

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Mar 4, 2022
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I don't know if it shows different symptoms in different people, but Hubby would start saying he was cold, felt ill and had pain all over, at the same time every evening. I had a feeling it was anxiety, maybe being frightened of not knowing or recognising anxiety. I got in touch with the dementia nurse and he arranged for anti anxiety medication for Hubby..GP didn't have a clue. The medication has really helped. Thank you Nurse 😊
 

Sue.s

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Mar 14, 2022
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I don't know if it shows different symptoms in different people, but Hubby would start saying he was cold, felt ill and had pain all over, at the same time every evening. I had a feeling it was anxiety, maybe being frightened of not knowing or recognising anxiety. I got in touch with the dementia nurse and he arranged for anti anxiety medication for Hubby..GP didn't have a clue. The medication has really helped. Thank you Nurse 😊
I hope you don’t mind me asking, but what medication did the GP recommend?
 

Bakerst

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Mar 4, 2022
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I hope you don’t mind me asking, but what medication did the GP recommend?
Sorry so late, GP sent sleeping tablets, but when I read the side effects I didn't give them to him, the alzheimer's nurse said I was right, they would make him more confused and unsteady..he had already fallen a couple of times at night. We started with 30mg Mirtazapine at bedtime, which helped a little with his sleep then was given 25mg of Trazodone to take at tea time, which helped him relax a bit more in the evening. We still have a few episodes, but only when he has stressed about something..visitors or having to go somewhere that's not in the norm. Hope it helps. My best wishes to you
 

Shedrech

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hello @Sue.s
just to offer a warm welcome to DTP
now you've joined us, do keep posting ... maybe start your own thread to write whatever is on your mind ... sharing experiences helps
 

blueorchid

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Thank you for sharing this. It's so very useful and valuable to read. It's helped me enormously to understand what is happening with my Mum.
 

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