I do not know why everything seems so difficult with my Gerontologist but he took my Mom off Remeron and Celexa and put her on .25 Ativan twice a day. She does not sleep well so I asked for something, he called the pharmacy and told them to give me Remeron WHICH HE HAD JUST TAKEN HER OFF OF!
I called his office this morning and spoke to the office manager telling her what had happened last night. I just received a call from the office manager telling me, the doctor was calling in Trazodone, he had FORGOTTEN that he had just removed her from the Remeron. I read up on TRAZODONE and it causes irregular heart beats which my Mom already has and is on medication to keep under control. It also messes up her Coumadin/Warfarin and blood thinning.
I called them back immediately and they said, "Well if her Cardiologist says NO to the Trazodone, then all I can tell you is to go to the store and purchase Melotonin 3 or 5 mg and try that. This is all we can do!"
I am shocked and appalled by the way this doctor is treating us. It feels like he just doesn't care. Now we have to start another search for a doctor? I just don't get it, they are a company called SAGE and supposedly deal with Dementia and Alzheimer's patients pretty much exclusively!
Has anyone else used Trazodone or Melatonin for their parent with dementia or Alzheimer's. Any problems?
I am just sick to my stomach over this! I feel like laying in the floor crying, because it took us so long to find this Gerontologist and now it seems I have to start again. I am physically ill!!!