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Caregiver Phantom Symptoms?

Caregiver Phantom Symptoms?

My stepdad is the primary caregiver for my mother, who has had PD for 10+ years. He is 11 years younger than her but has always acted "old"... as more time passes he is now mirroring some of her behaviors. If she struggles to get up, he does the same. If she says she is having a bad day, he says the same. If she can't bend to pick something up, he says he can't either. Are phantom symptoms a real thing and should I be concerned? I try to force him to take a break but he refuses. His… read more

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

It has to be hard on both maybe he don’t realize what he is doing.could you talk to the doctor see what he thinks . Prayers for all

posted about 9 hours ago

Any Advice For FOG! Freezing Of The Gait.

Any Advice For FOG! Freezing Of The Gait.

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Try another movement – raise an arm, touch your head, point to the ceiling; then re-start
Change direction: if you can’t move forward, try stepping… read more

posted 2 days ago

Beta-hydroxybutyrate Ketone Supplements For Parkinson's

Beta-hydroxybutyrate Ketone Supplements For Parkinson's

Another PWP on the website PatientsLikeMe asked this question: flyer980 - "Does anyone have experience with taking this supplement? If you google it, there's some very promising research - some feel lack of this ketone may be the underlying cause of Parkinson's. I talked with my doctor, was assured that this is a very safe supplement to take, and bought a blood ketone meter. (the breath and urine testers test different ketones, not this one). I follow the… read more

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

I believe if these things really worked like they say, there would be doctors prescribing it. I agree with @A MyParkinsonsTeam Member; i have been taken… read more

posted 4 days ago

Help, I Am Waking Up With New Symptoms In The Morning.

Help, I Am Waking Up With New Symptoms In The Morning.

Since my dbs procedure one year ago, I did get rid of some of my symptoms but I did get some new ones and they are not nice. Was wondering if anyone is experiencing these symptoms and what you are doing for them. When I wake up the the morning my heart is racing and pounding, my stomach hurts a lot, extremely nervous with anxiety and all I think about is doom. Once I get up and take my PD meds, it seems to go away but comes back during my OFF times. Any help… read more

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

@A MyParkinsonsTeam Member, all I know is that I wake in the mornings with anxiety and nervousness but it goes away after my pills kick in.
Also, the… read more

posted about 15 hours ago

DBS

DBS

If you has this done did it work? My husband is thinking about it.

Internal Tremors?

Internal Tremors?

I've read that internal tremors are the very beginnings of PD.
My dad had PD, and Ive started getting internal tremors.
Has anyone experienced that?

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

I had Panic attacks for twenty years until I found Paxil. After I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s my panic attacks came back. My Paxil was raised from 20… read more

posted about 8 hours ago
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