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Dyskinesias And Weight Loss

Dyskinesias And Weight Loss

I have been losing a pound a week from possibly dyskinesias. Has anyone else had a major weight loss?

posted July 13
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

Hi Bob9. My name is Ann. I have had complete blood work done and there is nothing wrong. My movement disorder doctor swears that PD doesn't cause weight loss. It's not a common thing. Only 9% of people with PD lose weight. Fourteen percent gain weight. Another doctor I go to said she thinks it might be my metabolism and not eating enough. I read that PD can affect the metabolism. You can type that into Google. I'm very underweight and very scared.

posted August 5
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

I have lost about 20. .. 25 pounds over the past 18 months. I’m not a big person so this is a really big amount for me. And I think I’m still losing, now looking like

My Gp. And my neurologist both suggested I see a dietician. So I did. She gave me meal plans etc but my wife, who is an excellent cook, didn’t see much change over what she’s has been serving me. We eat really healthy and fresh. Lots of vegetables and fruit

So this weight loss is very frustrating.

Anyone have thoughts

posted August 5
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

Losing weight rapidly. No answer from doc. So far?

posted July 16
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

Hi Ginny. My doctor said to eat 2000 a day. I also have been drinking "Ensure twice a day.
Thank you.

posted July 16
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

The shaking in itself can burn calories that add up over time. Also some people lose their sense of taste or smell so lose their appetite. Depression can also make it hard to eat.

You can talk to a nutritionist to find the best ways of adding healthy calories to your diet based on your health needs. Perhaps eat more nuts, cheese, protein (but not with your pills), avocados, etc. If swallowing is an issue, meal replacement shakes or smoothies might help.

posted July 16

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