I’m sure there are threads here about this already, but if I said I honestly don’t have the energy to look, would that be ok?
This morning I’ve been reduced to leaving pleading, tearful voicemails with hospital secretaries as I just can’t get input. Mum’s consultant retired last Feb, her records were lost in transit, she’d not seen anyone apart from her PD nurse since & now the PD nurse has disappeared ‘for the foreseeable future.
Neither consultant secretaries are picking up.
I just want to know - dare I risk increasing her Mirtazapine dose from 30mg to 45mg each night?
Mum is 80 & her PD is advanced. She has ‘some’ dementia.
She still lives on her own with carer, but the nighttimes are much worse now. She was prescribed Mirtazapine 30mg to help her get some sleep. She takes Co-Careldopa x 4, Rasagline & Rivastagamine x2.
The Mirtazapine gives her about 3 to 4 hours sleep - restless, but disturbed. She then gets up around 2 am & starts pacing, calling whoever she can & has had 2 falls at night in th last 2 weeks.
I know there’s no easy solution but in the total absence of any professional help at the moment, anyone got any suggestions? I have MS & if I’m honest, the stress is killing me slowly…