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Hi there. I'm Dr. Phil
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I'm sorry to hear about your mum
Has she had a scope to look into the lungs called a bronchoscopy?
I'm not sure, her own doctor performed just about every blood test and then referred her to a neurologist, they have said there is no cancer present , no tumors or aneurisms.
okay could it be depression?
She has a wonderful husband and was living a full life before she got this cough, she has been through a lot of turmoil in the last 10 years my brother went to jail for a white collar crime and she dealt with all of that her mum died three years ago and one of my other brothers and his wife separated a few years ago so she has been involved in helping them with all their issues, but I'm no expert on depression
maybe it all built up and she couldn't take it anymore
did anyone try meds for depression?
No it has never been mentioned, but would that cause the choking? We saw the neurologist on Friday and he said that there were white something on the brain MRI which suggests she may have had a minor stroke?
possibly but that wouldn't cause weight loss
maybe the choking is just a coincidence?
There are very few things that can cause that much weight loss
cancer and severe depression
are a couple of them
perhaps making sure there is no hormone problem as well like thyroid, adrenal problem, etc
They have ruled out any type of cancer, would she still have hormone problems at her age and if it is depression what can we do to help her, I will check with her doctor if the have checked the thyroid and adrenal and also the bronchoscope.
hormone like thyroid and adrenal I meant
yes these can happen at any age
I would use mirtazapine at night.
It is miraculous for depression and weight loss.
causes weight gain
Ok will mention this to her doctor.
sounds like a plan
at the very least it will help with weight gain so its worth a try
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