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Post #18 – Unorthodox

March 5, 2013 - Author: Alva - Comments are closed

10:25 a.m. Tuesday March 5, 2013

I intend to go against the traditional medical privacy practices by presenting my complete medication schedule for Parkinson’s:

Medication schedule

SEVEN AM
2 Carbidopa/Levodopa  25-100 mg
1 Neupro Patch  8 mg/24 hours
1 Aspirin 81 mg
1 Citalopram (for depression)10 mg

ELEVEN AM
2 Carbidopa/Levodopa

THREE PM
2 Carbidopa/Levodopa

SEVEN PM
2 Carbidopa/Levodopa

ELEVEN PM
2 Carbidopa/Levodopa 50/200 Extended release
1 Zolpidem 10 mg

AS NEEDED:
Hydroco/Acetaminop  5-500 mg 1 or 2 for pain
Ducolex (laxative)

This was last reviewed and approved by a Parkinson’s neurological PA in August 2012.  Since then I have come under Hospice care. I partially assumed self-diagnosis/self-medication and periodically make requests such as increasing the steroid level from 0.5 to 1 mg.
The Hospice nurse has included standard treatment for pain. 

Added since Hospice care started:

Morphine Sulfate  0.25 TO 0.5 ml as needed
Dexamethason (steroid) 1 mg  twice a day
Eq Senna-S (for bowel) 50 mg twice a day

The reason for this blog is to share with caretakers and concerned people the level of my treatment and to remove any perceived secrecy about treatment, so they may make their own comparisons.  I have never had the benefit of such comparisons.

Physically, I can still stumble to the commode and the bed with the aid of a walker.  But today, at the recommendation of Hospice, a hospital bed will be installed in my sunroom because of continued slow deterioration.

 

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