Our expert says:
Yes, you'd think doctors took special classes in bad hand-writing, wouldn't you ! I think its more from all those years in medical school, taking notes from hundreds of lectures.
Could the dose be 12.5 mg perhaps ? Dementia ( or some other form of brain damage ) is of course a possibility depending on one's age, but I haven't come across a complaint of "empty-headedness" from someone with any form of dementia. But it depends on exactly what she meant by "empty-headed".
really, though, in any complex clinical situation, one needs a careful full psych assessment by a good local psuychiatrist ( in private practice or maybe at a medical school ) to clarify the diagnosis, as one can't select a suitable treatment without being sure of the diagnosis, and that needs to include a careful physical examination, maybe other tests, and the chance to hear exactly how the person themselves describes the symptoms.
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