Honestly, it's not for me...
But, hey - does that matter? No - but the reason I started the thread is because I am going to have a hard time describing my mother's condition. She is in another state, but we talk frequently.
She is extremely nervous. She is getting worse and I want her to start to take some kind of medication on a daily basis. I know her doctor will agree - anyone who meets her can tell she is irritable, constantly agitated, has no hobbies, taking care of an 89 year old husband with dementia (not my Dad), etc. etc. Again, she's always been that way, but way worse now. I don't hear "depression" I hear more annoyance, irritability, rudeness. She does not have dementia but being forgetful is also beginning to show.
Problem is I am worried about side effects and after reading up on Paxil, Prestiq, etc. etc. I wonder which is worse, the personality problem and nervousness or the pill side effects.
Has anyone had experience with anti-anxiety pills with good results - and I know everyone is going to react different to pills, but generally speaking - what IS out there that can be considered "safe", especially at 83... Thanks