WOW! I'm NO expert, by ANY means. But I would stop taking the increased dose, and find another Doctor. I'm pretty sure that was a dangerous thing to do, especially if she is older, or has any complications.
Be aware also, that she probably was not getting the full dose absorbed before, because of taking it with breakfast. If she now takes it properly, as you were right to suggest to her, the med will be much better absorbed. This will be equivelent to a dose increase by itself.
So the total of taking the med properly, plus doubling the dosage.... is probably way out of the range of a reasonable dose increase. Again, I would stop taking the higher dose immediately, and not return to that Doctor.
Anyone see this any differently?
[This message has been edited by Divermon (edited 09-08-2003).]
My opinions only, not medical advice. Always follow advice of your Doctor, not what I say here.