Multiple System Atrophy (MSA)
•MSA is a larger term for several disorders in which one or more system in the body deteriorates.
•Included in the category of MSA are: Shy-Drager syndrome (DSD), Striatonigral degeneration (SND) and OlivoPontoCerebellar Atrophy (OPCA).
•In 2007, a new classification was proposed with two major subtypes: MSA- P (similar to SND) in which parkinsonian signs predominate and MSA-C a cerebellar dysfunction type… read more
I went to a neurologists and he mentioned to me about shy-drager syndrome. It is a very hard diagnosis to give and be comfortable giving. I have learned to say that although the term isn't used anymore. We compromised by saying Parkinson's disease plus...lol
Seems to be more easy to take.
This is an article concerning the clinical diagnosis criteria for Multiple System Atrophy- Parkinson's and Multiple System Atrophy-Cerebellar aka MSA-P or MSA-C being both Atypical Parkinsonisms. The charts are particularly revealing but not self explanatory. For the proper understanding of the charts you need to read the whole article with a medical dictionary at hand along with a lot of copy and paste into a document for reference later. A printer is helpful too! Happy voyage!--J
Was diagnosed with PD in Milwaukee at Feuer Hosp in 2011 and participated in a PPMI study in 2014. Dr. Sumuni was the one to detertim I had Shy Drager. She works at Northwestern.
Yes, I have Shy Drager. I am taking Pramiipexole Dihydrochloride, Donepezil HCl, and Tazanadine for the tremors, restless legs and cramping in my legs, unsteady balance, loss of memory, and softness of my voice. Get frustrated when my husband asks me to repeat things. Don't know if from my speech or from his loss of hearing. Varies at different times. Tried amitriptiline and had no help from it. May have tried some of the others you listed but had them under another name. Do you have problems with restless legs and as a result are not sleeping at night? About this time of the day I really start to wilt.