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My mum is extremely unwell this had been going on for a

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My mum is extremely unwell this had been going on for a couple of years now. At first it just appeared mum was among quickly first noticed she had no motivation she could never be bothered also noticed mum taking along time well more than normal to get the spoon to her mouth. Mum does have osteo as well. In the last few months mum has got dramatically worse she started at over 60kilo she is now about 43 kilos. We have been to a few Drs who had done lots of blood tests mri head scans ex but we still don't have the answers but now is not eating as she just feels so sick and no energy also her neck is very stiff and sore now. Mum is 68 and just over 12minths ago she never sat still. Mum now honestly looks 90! Please help us with some suggestions to put to our local Drs. I lost my husband at 42 just 12months ago I can't lose my mum too!
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.

sometimes depression can present like this in her age group. Weight loss, lack of motivation, etc. Has depression been considered if no physical ailment has been found?

I would suggest mirtazapine, It works great in the elderly who are depressed and losing weight. It works for depression and causes weight gain. Win-win

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.

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