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I can understand how you might be feeling knowing that she is being prescribed one more drug in addition to 9 medicine.
Considering that trivial irritability(appears not to like being left alone as she constantly calls for help for minor things like a sip of water or for someone to move the remote closer),pain not much relived even after good painkiller- this can be sign of anxiety/depression
secondary to medical illness.Considering bed bound for prolonged time and post stroke
, chances of depression rises ( area of stroke in brain can also lead to depression)
) is kind of medicine can serve to improve all mentioned problem ( not only will elevate mood but also will help to alleviate pain also). There are lot of safest option among drugs available now with nearly no side effects and minimal or no drug - drug interaction
So its important to start such kind of medicine by consulting to psychiatrist
(expert in knowing details of Psychiatric drugs) who after knowing condition and ongoing drugs can prescribe appropriate drug with no harm to patient.
Its important to know that while considering any treatment doctor always think of risk-benefit ratio and treats accordingly.Depression if present slows response of illness to ongoing medicine and ultimately affects recovery - so whenever patient not show intended improvement that time also psychiatric evaluation must be done.
I hope this will help to you.