Question: My daughter is on 4 medications for pain plus prn meds that CMAs give when she c/o a headache or other minor pain.
She has pain in legs and feet and was treated for planter fac. w/o relief. I finally took her to a chiropractor and after viewing an x-ray of her lower back, it was plain to see that she probably had some sciatica issues. Adjustments have relieved her pain and she no longer has to use a walker. She is in an assisted living facility, 41 y-o with mental illness, obesity (+70 lbs/4 ft 2 frame), type II diabetes
(under control, only on Metformin
), borderline MR. I think the pain meds are contributing to her confusion, increase in bipolar episodes, fatigue and/or sleeplessness
, forgetfulness (memory recall has been an asset until recently). I am her guardian so try to work with her doctors for the best treatment. She is on Elavil 10 mg @ HS, Neurontin
600 mg 2 tid, Lyrica 200 mg tid, Ultram 50 mg 2 Tab tid; Psych meds: Cogentin .5 mg am, Lamictal 200 mg/150 mg bid, Pristiq ER 50 mg tid, Risperdal
3 mg @ HS. Other: Diovan 80 mg qd, Lasix 40 mg qd, Synthroid
75 mg qd, Claritin 10 mg qd, Metformin XXXXXXX 500 mg qd, Singulair
10 mg qd. PRN meds: Ativan, Desyrel, Atarax, Advil 20 mg, Tylenol 500 mg x2, Aleve 220 mg, Ultram 50 mg 1-2 T. I need to discuss this with her dr (who visits her at the facility every month). I appreciate any help you can give. God Bless. Email below.