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Emmaspaws,

How long was she on the prednisone? What dosage?

Bethsheba
Linda,

Would you please review this and make any corrections/additions? Also, do your mother's symptoms change at all if she eats sugary things (sweets or fruit), caffeine? alcohol?

When did she begin having the urinary tract infections? Was it the two years before the stomach problems? If not, when?


Prior to 9-07 healthy woman
9-07 presented with severe stomach pains
diagnosed with h pylori and GERD
3-08 treatment: nexium, cipro, omeprazole
4-08 phenazopyridine for urinary tract infections
5-08 prednisone
9-08 anxiety begins
10-08 anxiety attacks
10-08 tetracycline for h pylori, lexapro for
anxiety/depression, xanax, metoclopramide hcl for
stomach
stomach and anxiety problems remain unresolved
xanax dosage doubled to 3 mg/day
lethargy and loss of speech,
xanax stopped abruptly
anger, paranoia, violent, suicidal, claustrophobic
10-08 Hospitalized and in psych unit
12-08prescribed Haldol, Geodon, Prolixin and Prilosec,
Nexium, Pepto Bismol, Mylanta
Geodon and Haldol disco’d
prescribed Risperdal, Ambien for sleep, Klonipin for
anxiety
hospitalization in Oct 08
diagnosed with depression
prescribed klonopin
loss of cognitive function begins
paxil prescribed for anxiety
experienced auditory hallucinations, (voices)
admitted to hospital and prescribed Seroquel
diagnosed with psychotic depression
shaking and nervousness began after psych
unit discharge

admitted to an ALF
PET scan suggests alzheimers

4-08 taken off ALL meds for a month
shaking continued, speech quieted, walks slowly, waddled gait

4 or 5 of 08 Increased desire for sweets and coffee (caffeine)??

Linda, I have not kept up with the alzheimer's research...have you checked with the "experts" on the alzheimers' board for their opinions and interpretations regarding the tests?? Again, I don't think your mother has AD (for one thing AD develops slowly and your mother's symptoms occurred rapidly)...but the people on the AD board may have info that would help.

Bethsheba
[QUOTE=bethsheba;3763219]Linda,

Would you please review this and make any corrections/additions? Also, do your mother's symptoms change at all if she eats sugary things (sweets or fruit), caffeine? alcohol?

When did she begin having the urinary tract infections? Was it the two years before the stomach problems? If not, when?


Prior to 9-07 healthy woman
9-07 presented with severe stomach pains
diagnosed with h pylori and GERD
3-08 treatment: nexium, cipro, omeprazole
4-08 phenazopyridine for urinary tract infections
5-08 prednisone
10-08 anxiety attacks
10-08 tetracycline for h pylori, lexapro for
anxiety/depression, xanax, metoclopramide hcl for
stomach
stomach and anxiety problems remain unresolved
xanax dosage doubled to 3 mg/day
lethargy and loss of speech,
xanax stopped abruptly
anger, paranoia, violent, suicidal, claustrophobic
12-08prescribed Haldol, Geodon, Prolixin and Prilosec,
Nexium, Pepto Bismol, Mylanta
Geodon and Haldol disco’d
prescribed Risperdal, Ambien for sleep, Klonipin for
anxiety
shaking and nervousness continued[COLOR="Red"](when did this begin??)
diagnosed with depression
prescribed klonopin
loss of cognitive function begins
paxil prescribed for anxiety
experienced auditory hallucinations, (voices)
admitted to hospital and prescribed Seroquel
diagnosed with psychotic depression
admitted to an ALF
PET scan suggests alzheimers

4-08 taken off ALL meds for a month
shaking continued, speech quieted, walks slowly,
waddled gait

Linda, I have not kept up with the alzheimer's research...have you checked with the "experts" on the alzheimers' board for their opinions and interpretations regarding the tests?? Again, I don't think your mother has AD (for one thing AD develops slowly and your mother's symptoms occurred rapidly)...but the people on the AD board may have info that would help.

Bethsheba
I just went back and looked at your questions and forgot to answer your first one...you asked about eating sweets or caffeine and if her symptoms changed. I don't know if her symptoms change, but she craves coffee and sweets all of the time...never passes it up. She used to be that she would have her coffee with meals but not usually in between meals and she never hardly ate sweets. Now, when we go to the store, she wants to get coffee cake to eat with her coffee. She has gained a little weight because of this...this has just been since April or May.