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Pleeb

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I'm now "geriatric!" (just turned 71)
« on: June 10, 2018, 04:26:34 PM »
I'm now seeing a geriatric specialist.....not sure if I have to drop my nurse practitioner/family Dr.  All are at St. Mike's Toronto.

He adjusted some of my meds like replacing Citalopram (Cymbalta) with Mirtazapine  (also goes by other names like Remeron.)

It says it also works on anxiety - they all say that!  It's the only antidepressant I've taken at bed time.  I still take Wellbutrin XL when I get up.


Peter


BTW, last week or so, I fell on my face....but in the garden of our apt building.  I didn't trip or feel light headed - I fell "for no reason," but two people had to help me up.  No pain, no blood or anything, but I went to St. Mike's Emergency.  I learned later that Emergency alerted the Geriatric Dept about me.


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Re: I'm now "geriatric!" (just turned 71)
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2018, 10:18:55 PM »
Sorry to hear about your fall. One of the tough parts about getting older is losing our balance for no apparent reason or for reasons that are diagnosed. I broke my wrist in April when my right foot didn't move where I wanted it too. I knew the reason (parkinson) but it still didn't help with the pain. Fortunately it was a very minor break.

 I wish you well on your medication change. Take Care. paul m