Dementia

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Dementia (taken from Latin, originally meaning "madness", from de- "without" + ment, the root of mens "mind") is a serious...
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Last Update May 3, 2016
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Fibromyalgia - migraines - memory loss
| Rudy L. Wright
I have a friend who is suffering extreme memory loss believed to have been brought on by Fibromyalgia. She has suffered from FM for a long time, and suffered a severe migraine just after Thanksgiving 2015. As a result, she lost all memory - short and long term. She has also lost the ability to read and write and gets confused in locations and situations that should be familiar to her, She and her husband have racked up nearly $50,00,00 in med bills so far with no results. Is there anyone who has experienced this, or has someone they know who is experiencing this? Perhaps there is a procedure that they have not considered, or something experimental. They need answers that can lead to a cure.

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THOUGHT I HAD PARKINSON'S, or ALS, EARLY DEMENTIA/ALZHEIMER'S
| Candy C
When I googled my symptoms it came up as Parkinson, ALS, early Alzheimer/dementia. I was shaking all over; tripping, stumbling & falling; hands so shaky I couldn't hold anything, couldn't read anything b/c the shaking was so bad the book, newspaper were shaking too. I also had a sudden pain on the right, thought it was gallbladder. I was ready to see a neurologist! I called a friend whose dad had Parkinson's. She's into
natural medicine, vitamins & asked if I had taken taken any antibiotic.
My pharmacist didn't have a clue....I wonder if I had gone to a dr. what he would have known????

I was shocked when she told me it could be that. Even my pharmacist didn't know what it was. I started Bactrim ds, for a UTI & within 36 hrs I could not do anything. Thank goodness for this site b/c it was not easy to
find these details. I AM STILL SHAKING AS I WRITE THIS. WITH MY SHAKING (shaking started in 24 hrs, it got much worse. I took my 1st Bactrim 3 days ago...stopped it tonight. IT HAS TAKEN ME 3HRS TO TYPE THIS

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Gabapentin 600 mg.Not so much memory loss but confusion.
| Bubs45
I'm 49 years old, Male, overweight, Diabetes and high blood pressure. I've noticed as of about a week ago
I become confused from time to time. For instance I will take a glass of water, put it up to my lips and become confused on what to do next. swallow, spit, sip? I take 600 mg 3 times daily. and have noticed bad withdraw without it. Loss of appetite, dry heaves. I take this and Tramadol 50 mg. for pain and neropathy.

Medications for Dementia

Aricept
33,057 discussions
Taken for: Alzheimer's, Dementia
Other names: Donepezil, Aricept ODT
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
3.1
Satisfaction
1.3
Helpfulness
Namenda
19,728 discussions
Taken for: Alzheimer's, Dementia, OCD*
Other names: Memantine, NAMENDA XR, Namenda Titration Pak
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
3.8
Satisfaction
3.8
Helpfulness
Exelon
9,259 discussions
Taken for: Dementia, Alzheimer's
Other names: Rivastigmine
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
3.8
Satisfaction
3.7
Helpfulness
Memantine
14,526 discussions
Taken for: Alzheimer's, OCD*, Dementia
Other names: Namenda, NAMENDA XR, Namenda Titration Pak
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
3.5
Satisfaction
3.2
Helpfulness
Donepezil
2,655 discussions
Taken for: Alzheimer's, Dementia, Shaking*
Other names: Aricept, Aricept ODT
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
3.5
Satisfaction
1.0
Helpfulness
Medical Marijuana
348,798 discussions
Taken for: Pain*, Nausea*, Anxiety*, Insomnia*, Vomiting*
Other names:
*Off Label
4.2
Satisfaction
1.0
Helpfulness
Galantamine
5,574 discussions
Taken for: Alzheimer's, Dementia
Other names: Razadyne, Razadyne ER
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
3.8
Satisfaction
1.0
Helpfulness
Razadyne
1,502 discussions
Taken for: Alzheimer's, Dementia
Other names: Galantamine, Razadyne ER
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
No score available
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No score available
Helpfulness
Rivastigmine
1,009 discussions
Taken for: Alzheimer's, Dementia, Diffuse Lewy Body Disease*, Shaking*
Other names: Exelon
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
4.0
Satisfaction
1.0
Helpfulness
Hydergine
3,716 discussions
Taken for: Alzheimer's, Dementia
Other names: Ergoloid, Hydergine LC, Codamine
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
4.1
Satisfaction
1.0
Helpfulness
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