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#21 MComes RPH

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 10:33 PM

Let me take a look at some possible compounding that you can possibly do at home, or, if she has good insurance and you have a good compounding pharmacy in you're area, it is amazing what they can do with medication these days.
I do apologize, I was not aware that she was unable to swallow almost all meds and was not aware that her Dr was that opposed to those types of medications, even at their lowest doses.
I will check into some alternatives that could possibly help her.
Thanks.
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Posted 11 April 2014 - 08:30 AM

That's alright Mark.  We went through this before.  My mom's insurance does not cover compounding.



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Posted 28 April 2014 - 11:28 AM

That sounds like a good idea.
Keep me posted.
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Posted 28 April 2014 - 11:29 AM

That's alright Mark.  We went through this before.  My mom's insurance does not cover compounding.


Ok, I thought it might be worth a try.
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Posted 28 April 2014 - 03:56 PM

Back to Amantadine - My mom was taking it once a day at 5 ML liquid once a day before breakfast.  She seems a little more awake but most importantly she's talking again.  Not like conversations but blurting out words or sentences now and then which is great.  Makes me think her brain is moving.   After a month of this dosage I have now increased it to 10 ML in the morning.  I hope this will make her stay awake longer and keep talking.

 

Question -  Her gait is not that great since being on it.  I thought PD people benefit from this by walking better.  I don't get it.



#26 MComes RPH

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 11:04 AM

1 drug may help with one thing but not all symptoms. In some people it helps more symptoms, in others less.
What works for 1 person and the symptoms may not work for another. The main thing to remember is that it is helping with one thing and that is a positive. Let's focus on that and, in time, the walking (gait) may improve.
Like I have always said,"We can't fix in a day what has been broken down over years.."
Keep me updated.
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