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Post hydrocodon
My father-in-law fell today. Its is not a pretty sight. His face looks like hamburger meat. Many stiches and a broken face bone. This was probably the 17th fall in the last year. My question is the doctor prescribed hydrocoden for pain. Doctor said it would not effect LBD. Eventhough he had never heard of the disease. Does anyone know if it will hurt him to take this pain medicine.

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Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:53 am

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Post Re: hydrocodon
I don't know about the med -- hope someone else will have some input on that.

I'm concerned about the falling. What is being done to prevent that?

Jeanne, 68 cared for husband Coy, 86. RBD for 30+ years; LDB since 2003, Coy at home, in early stage, until death in 2012

Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:54 am

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Post Re: hydrocodon
It's probably as safe as any narcotic analgesic but it certainly will increase his risk for falls.

Pat [68] married to Derek [84] for 38 years; husband dx PDD/LBD 2005, probably began 2002 or earlier; late stage and in a SNF as of January 2011. Hospitalized 11/2/2013 and discharged to home Hospice. Passed away at home on 11/9/2013.

Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:56 am

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Post Re: hydrocodon
Hydrocodone is an opioid analgesic. Like any medication, it can cause problems in anyone, having nothing to do with LBD. Best thing is to monitor closely.

As Jeanne indicates, 17 falls in a year is a lot. What's being done to prevent these falls?

Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:43 am

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Post Re: hydrocodon
Oh my - 17 falls & cuts requiring stitches and a broken bone! Like others have said, what is being done to prevent falls? Is your LO living at home alone? Using a walker? Using a wheelchair? Lynn

Lynn, daughter of 89 year old dad dx with possiblity of LBD, CBD, PSP, FTD, ALS, Vascular Dementia, AD, etc., died Nov. 30, 2010 after living in ALF for 18 months.

Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:28 am
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