Using seroquel for husband's anxiety: Concerned, any experiences?
My sweet hubby was diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia in 2018. He does know me, but often needs reminders that I am his wife and frequent prompts to remember names, even mine. We have been happily, dreamily married for 31 years. He is 67, golfs once a week, exercises with a trainer twice a week, we walk at least 2.5 miles a couple of times a week and he does all of the yard work. (The yard work is getting harder.) He has been hallucinating more lately, some of them are frightening. He is having breathing problems when he exercises (even on our walks), and he has lost 20 pounds in about 9 weeks while eating regular foods, but he doesn't seem to be able to eat the amount he used to eat. He feels full quickly. (I eat the same foods and have not lost a pound.) We did do a cardiac stress test and are awaiting results. He did have an abdominal CT scan and it came back normal. He was given an albuterol inhaler to help with breathing and that produced horrible hallucinations that lasted several days. Now the doctors have prescribed 12.5 mg of seroquel to be taken at bedtime only and at other times if he is exhibiting severe anxiety. I am afraid of giving this to him. Does anyone have any experience with this medication or the breathing problems or weight loss? I love him so much and want to be the best and do the best for him today and always. Thanks in advance for any help!