Sounds like you could be dealing with a LBD, many things fit and I am sorry to say so many Medical professionals are really not aware of many LBD facts, you have done the correct thing but checking further, I have enclosed a list of Bad drugs for LBD, and thats the true problem of LBD many drugs that help in other areas are just not good for LBD, I wish I had someone give me a list like this yrs ago, I wish you well and never stop looking for the true reason behind you Fathers symthoms. Always remember if in fact he does have LBD that less is always better!
BAD LBD MEDICATIONS
Based on actual experiences reported by caregivers.
Revised, January, 2004.
One of the symptoms of LBD is extreme sensitivity to many medications.
NEUROLEPTICS AND OPIATES ARE LIFE THREATENING.
DO NOT GIVE:
Haldol, Clozapine, Morphine, Demerol or any other neuroleptics or opiates. All medications ending in âazineâ may cause neuroleptic malignant syndrome.
Detrol & Detropan
Benedryl (OTC allergy medication)
Dilantin....extremely careful monitoring of levels is needed.
Sinemet/carbidopa-levodopa may cause increased dementia, stiffness, and hallucinations.
Cough and Cold medications
This is not a complete list of medications, which may cause serious consequences in LBD patients. Bad reactions to strong antibiotics, for example, are not uncommon. LBD patients who have been given the least medications, seem to do better in the long run than those who have been more medicated.
Unfortunately, the LBD patient never goes back to the level of former functioning when the troublesome medication is removed, and sometimes as with neuroleptics, there may be no recovery.
LESS IS BEST ... and safest.