Hello – My elderly mother has suffered with asthma all her life and it has become harder to manage as she ages. She is 82 now and was recently in the hospital due her asthma, weakness and medication mix ups, then rehab and now is home. She also suffers from anxiety which causes the asthmatic episodes to get worse and then it's just a vicious circle. She takes prednisone, has an inhaler and takes breathing treatments for her asthma…she is also on blood pressure medicines, and the dr also has her on Klonopin for anxiety and Remeron as an antidepressant. My dad and brother are at home with her for now to help manage her medication and take care of her. (We will have Home Health and Physical Therapy coming and possibly someone to help take care of her)
I guess my question is, does anyone have any suggestions on how to help her manage these asthma and anxiety symptoms at home, suggestions on medication she should or should not be taking, any natural supplements that might help, as it seems all she can think about is how sick she is and that she can't breathe?
Thanks in advance for any help!