@A MyParkinsonsTeam Member. Hello dear Barry. There are people who die from complications resulting from having Parkinson's. Parkinson's weakens your body and dismantle your nervous system so that you may live to see the day when you have no quality-of-life. Many of us PDers have and will reach that point. This makes us very vulnerable which attracts other diseases besides Parkinson's. So I believe that people do die from Parkinson's. When I was younger, before they realized anything about Parkinson's and what it does to a human being, we often called it the "old person disease". Therefore we age with or without Parkinson's. However having PARKINSON'S sometimes accellates the aging process. Sterling2
Yes, people do die from Parkinson’s Disease. I hate it when people try to correct me and say, oh, you mean he died from complications due to PD. No, he straight up died from PD.
I was diagnosed with PD four years ago. My neurologist prescribed sinimet and mirepex 3 times a day on an empty stomach. The pills have really worked great until a few months ago. The off time has increased and the side effects from the meds have also become more noticble. Resrless legs, anxiety, uncontrolled body swaying and problems sleeping are the most noticeable and iirretating. I know I need to increase my meds more often but I have been told increasing the meds too often and not on a regular schedule can cause problems and worse side affect.