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How Soon After Diagnosis Did You Start Medication For Parkinson's?

How Soon After Diagnosis Did You Start Medication For Parkinson's?

I am being referred to a neurologist for symptoms of Parkinson's. I am very sensitive to medications and would like to delay starting meds if possible. Right now I only have a slight tremor and a little trouble with balance. I don't want to feel worse from medication.

posted May 25
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

Around 2 years. I was very hesitant to start medication but I ultimately found that I also react well to carbidopa-Levadopa. I honestly think that regular exercise is at least as important. My progression hasn’t been too bad so far.

posted June 1
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

That’s great thinking. We rely on too much medication as it is.

posted May 25
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

Try eating foods with dopamine. milk, cheese, yogurt, fish, eggs, bananas, fresh fruit, almonds & walnuts, dark chocolate, coffee, strawberries. Read Parkinson for Dummies. Get at Amazon. The main doctor in writing has PD.

posted May 25
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

Immediately. I started with Azelect for a year and a half. Currently, I still take Azelect, but also carbidopa levodopa 2 tabs 4 times a day.

posted June 7
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

Try gettin Parkinson Dease for Dummies from Amazon. Great information primary writer is Dr with Parkinson who teats Parkinson.

posted May 31

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