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I have just found this discussion forum and I am relieved to see others are having similar experiences with this drug. However, it is not myself I am concerned about, but my mother.
My mother was given this drug in February and told it had exactly the same ingredients as her previous drug but was cheaper. After months of worry with her being sent for tests for alzheimer's and brain scans all of which have proved negative, I am now convinced that this drug is to blame.
The problem is I have tried to discuss this with my mother's GP twice now and have been told that the drug is keeping her BP under control and virtually dismisses the side effects she is experiencing although I hardly recognise her anymore. She is constantly fatigued, losing her memory and looks like a zombie. I am so frustrated because I just feel I am losing my mum but nobody seems to care.
Can I insist that she does not take this drug and is given an alternative? The problem is she also has type 2 diabetes and is on statins which have just been changed from 40mg simvastatin to 10mg atorvastatin because of the recent health alert and I am obviously worried that I might be responsible for doing the wrong thing.
I just want my mum back.
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