Parkinson's disease

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What is the best hardware to use for the DBS surgery

What is the best hardware to use for the DBS surgery

I have to make a decision on the hardware I'm going to use for DBS surgery not sure which one is the best.

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A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

My dr. did the medetronic device. He chose to put the 5 year replacemt battery in. I had hoped for the rechargeable.

posted about 6 hours ago
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Coconut oil

Coconut oil

Does coconut oil help with Parkinson's- I have read of trial studies but has anyone tried it and were there noticeable changes

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A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

I tried it myself and I don't have Parkinson's. It helped keep me regular. I gave it to my Dad who has Parkinson. I havnt heard back if it's helping.

posted about 18 hours ago
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Does anyone notice that they smell different?

Does anyone notice that they smell different?

I have noticed I smell different especially in the morning and I don’t like it but can’t get away from it

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How do you handle family and friends that now view you as a burden?

How do you handle family and friends that now view you as a burden?

Family. My brother and sister are very caring for our mother, but once she passes on, I doubt I see too much of them. They live in different cities and time has a way of weakening family bonds. We are so different.

Children. My son is 22 and very sympathetic, but it may be too much for him to process. I’m dying slowly. Perhaps this is a good lesson for him in developing greater empathy. Strengthen his character. Relieve any unwarranted guilt. My… read more

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A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Thank you K4SGA I needed to read that.

Hugs, Sheila

posted about 9 hours ago
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Is there any food or drinks that is bad for a PD patient?

Is there any food or drinks that is bad for a PD patient?

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A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

I read that a high protein diet makes your meds less effective. Said to eat fish, nuts, no red meat unless extremely lean, infrequently and in small… read more

posted about 4 hours ago
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how to you find people in your area?

how to you find people in your area?

Looking for people that are in my area.

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A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

thank you Chuck

posted 4 days ago
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