This is the story of Pam and John; she in her early 50’s and John is 62. Pam is a college professor. John taught at a local community college until diagnosed with Parkinson’s in March 2008, then Lewy Body Dementia in April.


Monday, July 28, 2008

cutting back medication

A few weeks ago the sleep doctor told John to cut down on the Imipramine he had been taking to help him sleep. John said he was going to put off doing so because he was afraid he wouldn't be able to sleep. Today when he looked at my notes for the Parkinson's specialist on Wednesday, he said he had cut his dose in a half a week or so ago and then a few days ago stopped taking it altogether. He thinks he is feeling less stress so sleep is now less of a problem. He has also cut back one of the two medications he was taking for prostate enlargement. He is still taking six prescription medications, but he has dropped two and reduced one. It is all a good sign.

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