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Dementia sleepless nights
I'm new to all this but Im a very desperate granddaughter. me and my mother
are the primary care givers to my 78 yr old grandmother. for the past month she has not slept
that my grandmother had started swell on her feet and legs . we had gone see her primary doctor and they prescribed her temazepam,but she fights it and gets restless at night,her recent visit just now her doctor prescribed seroquel.it worked the first night,almost too well she slept almost the whole day. 2nd day it was like the sleep didn't happen and kept fighting the medicine and once again were back where we started. we have also tried melatonin but also same results. I feel like we can never sleep again.
My Mom was restless and swelling up at night. Her doctor diagnosed her with congestive heart failure and put her on Lasix (which is a pill that causes you to pee out extra fluids). She lost 20 pounds of fluid in 3 days and her sleep returned to normal. The doctor said that the fluid causes a lot of discomfort and pain. She now takes Lasix daily.