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A Query [Jan. 25th, 2014|09:15 am]
Tony Grist
Ailz points out that my mother started taking codeine round about the time her mind started fogging up. Codeine- an opiate- is notoriously a fogger up of minds. Could the two things be connected?

[User Picture]From: sovay
2014-01-25 05:29 pm (UTC)
Could the two things be connected?

I can't read on codeine. Me. It's why I don't take it for pain unless the only thing I'm going to do is fall over and pass out. Yes, it's worth checking out. It's worth checking out all your mother's medications. It may be dementia and there may be nothing to do about it; and it may be accelerated by whatever she's taking for the rest of her health; and it may be a side effect problem entirely. If you don't know, find out!
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[User Picture]From: rosamicula
2014-01-25 05:33 pm (UTC)
I can read, but promptly forget what I've read, so everything gets a bit Sisyphus.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2014-01-25 06:24 pm (UTC)
I'm on codeine for arthritic pain- and have been for several years. I'm proposing to take myself off it too.
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[User Picture]From: sovay
2014-01-25 07:00 pm (UTC)
I'm proposing to take myself off it too.

That's worth starting straightaway and seeing what happens. In your mother's case, I would double-check with her doctor (I assume she has one) to run down the list of meds and see if there are other likely culprits, as well as just keeping them up to date on the situation. You don't want them thinking that she's on one regime of medications when in fact she's on another. Best of luck.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2014-01-26 10:15 am (UTC)
Yes, we need to talk to her doctor.

But I don't trust doctors.
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