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Old 03-18-2011, 11:49 AM   #26
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CP, I was talking to my mom last night and she brought up her medications that she is taking. I started questioning her about them and she knew nothing about what she was taking, but was spending money on them. She didn't even know the side affects, except that she has diarrhea all the time. She said she wanted to go off of all them and see if it makes a difference. They are for her arthritis and osteoporosis. She's actually taking 2 for her arthritis. (I googled the medication). I asked her if she felt they were helping her and she said no. She didn't notice a difference. She felt the same as before she started on them.
Your mother should probably talk to her doctor before stopping her medications. Maybe the doctor isn't even aware of your moms side effects or that they are not working for her.
Agree with this. She might be able to switch to a similar medication that she could tolerate better. And there are some meds that need to be tapered instead of stopped abruptly.
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