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Depression Medication Needed As My Wife Goes Through Some Really Really Bad Episodes. I Am Her Caretaker

Depression Medication Needed As My Wife Goes Through Some Really Really Bad Episodes. I Am Her Caretaker

My wife of 53 years came down with, first diagnosed with Dementia; then Parkinsons and now Parkinsons PSP
Nothing can help her at all, nothing! No meds only physical treatment, but that runs out. She’s in bed more then out. She eats good, but no energy whatsoever. Going to see another neurosycholigist to help her with depression to which she has it bad. s caretaker, it hurts seeing her like this. No medications at all can help. No cure !
Thank you.

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

I am so sorry for you both. How frustrating it must be! Have you trying seeing a naturopathic physician. They utilize many things traditional western doctors don’t and if nothing else may be able to help with some of the symptoms.
Depression can come from the body being so depleted and worn down. A Naturopath can provide nutritional support through IV in the office and supplements that you can not get over the counter.

For example, my mom with PD and Lewy Body Dementia just came to live with me. She had previously lived with my sister for 3 years, and had gotten to the point where my sister hired 24 hour care. My sister had stopped all of her supplements, and never started a fish protein supplement and glutamine powder prescribed by her naturopath. She had given up. But she was taking all of her traditional western medicines. But had fallen twice, injured her arm, needed help walking, was sleeping a lot, confusion, hallucinations, trouble waking, etc.
I put her back on her supplements and started the fish protein and glutamine powder. She has been with me 3 months. She is independent with stand-by assist or Walker for walking. She is sleeping well, about 10 hours per night, and her appetite has improved. She no longer wants to die and has a routine.
Let me say we had tried many things before and some helped a little and some not at all. But this clearly ended up being what she needed.
Don’t give up, look for alternatives, hopefully you can find a naturopath in your area that can really help!

posted 12 days ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Don’t give up. Sometimes it helps to see a Neurologist that is also a movement specialist. I know it has helped me when the neurologist I had been seeing appeared to loose interest and run out of options. The neurologist/movement specialist has changed one of my prescriptions and added two more. I feel like I got my live back. I know this important is only temporary, since Parkinson’s at this time has no cure. But who’s to say that a cure could not be found in my lifetime. But even if that will not happen. I will celebrate every day I can still do at least some of the things I used to do. Good luck on trying a new neurologist. Don’t give up. God bless you and your wife.

posted 12 days ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

I see a holistic practitioner and she has me on a regimen of supplements that is modified every two to three months. Before I began the supplements I had memory issues and was told by my doctor not to drive any more. I've been on these supplements now for about six months. My moods are much better and am driving once again. My wife had taken over bill paying, but I'm back doing our finances again. I feel so much better now. So yes, a natural path is a very good option.

posted 10 days ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

If there was a God there wouldn't be these terrible diseases.

posted 12 days ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Check put Psychobiotic PS 128 study, its all natural but great improvement with depression. Its a probiotic easy to take but the results are amazing. We are 13 years in with Parkinsons , naturopathic treatment has been more helpful than any prescription pill. We are also doing Glutathion infusions which has helped so many Parkinson patients. It a jungle out there and it takes a lot of energy making sense out of it, happy to share if you are interested.
My husband is still working part time, has his off days, but mostly because he thinks he is invincible !!!! Sending all my love, i feel your pain.

posted 12 days ago
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