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Does 1 Tablet Of Carbidopa25/Levodopa100 Taken 3 Times A Day Cause Dizziness?

Does 1 Tablet Of Carbidopa25/Levodopa100 Taken 3 Times A Day Cause Dizziness?

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

I had a terrible time with it the first few weeks until my dr got smart and started me out like 1 morn and 1 at night for a week then added one at noon for a couple of weeks until I was able to… read more

edited, originally posted about 8 hours ago

Don't Over Do Exercise Question

Don't Over Do Exercise Question

I am caregiver to spouse. From the outside looking in, PT and OT help SO MUCH, but I keep seeing the comment on My Parkinson's Team of "don't overdo" -- how do I figure out what's too much for him? I saw the good that came out of PT and she had him doing WAY more than I would have ever thought possible; however, now that it is over and we are trying to exercise at home, I also see how tired he is the day after we exercise at home. It is really hard because he doesn't seem to be able to express… read more

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

How much is too much can change on a daily basis. I would try for 30 to 45 minutes five days a week if at all possible. That is the usual recipe for good health. My husband's doctor has encouraged him… read more

posted 1 day ago

Who Besides Me Loves Soda Crackers And Milk Late At Night When You Can't Sleep?

Who Besides Me Loves Soda Crackers And Milk Late At Night When You Can't Sleep?

We were poor when I was a kid. and I remember getting up and the thing I could make all by myself was crackers and milk. I was so proud. It gave me a good feeling and ever since then, it is one of my comfort foods. I got into trouble for drinking too much milk also. but...fyi try it:) Hugs Rosie

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

so cute. thx for the hug!!

posted about 12 hours ago

I Have Both PD & COPD

I Have Both PD & COPD

The meds for shortness of breath are not working. Doctor. Says it's My parkinson's not copd . Does anyone suffer with shortness of breath from Parkinson's ? What do you take to help it ?

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

It was my pulmonologist that said that. After taking many inhalers & none working that was his opinion. I guess it's back to the neurologist.

posted about 5 hours ago

Stem Implant For Bladder Dysfunction

Stem Implant For Bladder Dysfunction

Wondering if stem implant is recommended for bladder control and interstitial cystitus,When I also suffer from severe constipation also due to Parkinsons, cant find any info on this ,thanks.

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

I had the surgery for prolapse pelvic floor when the exercises stopped working and it made the incontinence worse. the pd caused more floor weakness and constipation. it is such a struggle to deal… read more

posted 1 day ago

People With PD In Columbus, GA

People With PD In Columbus, GA

I'd like to establish contact with other people with PD in Columbus GA with the goal of communicating in a local network to provide support to other PD'ers and maybe developing or participating in an integrated PD'er and their support people. It's not an easy life with PD.

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

thank for the note...i can't do what i did for work...i retired from government service in 2017 due to other med problems...and there's something about dogs that just makes bonding easier than with… read more

posted 4 days ago

Lewy Body Dementia

Lewy Body Dementia

Looking for info on Parkinsons Lewy body Dementia.

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

I´m from France and I live in the US. When my family told me that my dad was dying in 2008 (he had leukemia and Lewy Body Dementia), I flew there. He was completely paralyzed with his eyes closed and… read more

posted 1 day ago
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