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Episode?

Episode?

We have what we call Episodes where he either just stares off and does not respond to you or has almost like an seizure. Does anyone else have anything like this. Our NP just blows us off.

My Wife Has PD, I Have Neuropathy

My Wife Has PD, I Have Neuropathy

My wife has PD, I have Neuropathy, and my daughter has neuropathy. We all spent a lot of time (years) in an antique barn around the same time. Just wondering if anyone else has a connection between PD and neuropathy like this.

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

I have neuropathy in my lower legs and both hands. It drives me crazy. I drop things, hard to do buttons.

posted about 17 hours ago

Has Anyone Taking Pramipexole Had Bad Side Effects From It?

Has Anyone Taking Pramipexole Had Bad Side Effects From It?

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Thanks for that. I suffered very bad side effects and had to stop it after 3 days of taking it!

posted about 15 hours ago

Can Someone Please Tell Me How They Deal With Constipation? I Take Fiber Capsules Twice Daily, Eat A Ton Of Fruit And Drink Lots Of Water.

Can Someone Please Tell Me How They Deal With Constipation? I Take Fiber Capsules Twice Daily, Eat A Ton Of Fruit And Drink Lots Of Water.

I really don’t want to become laxative dependent. Are there any particular food combinations that works better for you than others. I take 2 aerobic exercise classes a week and walk the dog twice a day. It is getting very frustrating. Thanks so much.

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Thank you so much. Yes, you have been a tremendous help. I love all fruits, dried or otherwise. I have been eating dried prunes but will add some of those other fruits and increase my water intake… read more

posted 1 day ago

How Do You Help Your Loved One With PD Regulate Temperature?

How Do You Help Your Loved One With PD Regulate Temperature?

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Thank you for sharing, Jud. So far, my dad seems cold most of the time. He is especially cool in hands and feet. He doesn’t report sweating or elevated temp. He can sit outside in a tshirt layered… read more

posted 1 day ago

What Have You Done To Help Your Loved One With PD With The Near Constant Runny Nose While Eating?

What Have You Done To Help Your Loved One With PD With The Near Constant Runny Nose While Eating?

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

he takes it with his meds first thing in the morning and then again before bed with the rest of his meds. Some times he also takes it in the middle of the day if needed. usually twice a day does it… read more

posted about 9 hours ago

Starting To Fall Suddenly Is This Normal?

Starting To Fall Suddenly Is This Normal?

Hi all,
This is my first time writing on the group. I was looking for some advice, my Dad has Parkinson’s now for 30 year and is aged 70. I was looking for advice about falling because for the last 3 weeks he has fallen so many times a day and now can barely walk? Is the normal to happen so quickly?
I’d love to know or go to support group I live in Dublin Ireland

Any advice appreciated
Thank you
Julie

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Thank you for all that information, I will into that ! Many thanks Julie

posted 1 day ago

Anyone Had Any Problems With Blood Pressure Going Low Because Of Their Parkinson Disease Medication?

Anyone Had Any Problems With Blood Pressure Going Low Because Of Their Parkinson Disease Medication?

Doctor lowered my blood pressure medication. I lost a lot of weight and it made my blood pressure get way low

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Good job on losing weight. Be careful low BP can be just as bad as high BP. Mine runs low, but when I go into my off time and tremors it goes way high. That's why I want to get these tremors under… read more

posted 1 day ago
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