Has anyone been diagnosed with Parkinsons because of taking certain medications and if so can the Parkinson symptoms be reversed?
Here is an article from NIH about drug-induced PD. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC33...
It's a little scientific, but still fairly readable.
Hi Bruce I know someone who has this diagnosis due to being prescribed anti psychotics all his life they told him it's not reversabel as the pills have caused his dopamine receptor to start to die and that's whats happened with all of us to be diagnosed with Parkinson’s. The only difference is most of us are diagnosed with ideopathic Parkinson’s disease.
Thanks FranBL. for your response. You are right - it is a bit technical but it is readable. I am more accustomed to working with numbers . I can't help feeling that the taking of the medication is exacerbating the PD. I have been taking medication for approx 2 yrs and and find the cognitive functions have declined dramatically.
No can't be reversed but can definitely slowed down with constant exercise
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