I am on C/L but it doesn't help me much with my freezing. I was wondering if there are any meds that anyone knows of that can help.
Freezing. try this, it works for me...say out loud KICK and kick your leg, this should help. U tube Power for Parkinsons has great videos/excercises for freezing. I have to look, this one guy has great 15 minute videos and one is on freezing/gait, it has really helped me. (I think it is Health and Wellness???) I will get back to you. Meds don't really help with freeezing...Heal, toe!!!
My MDS prescribed Amantadine but it hasn't helped much. My understanding is that freezing is a cognitive issue in that it is a function of how our brain interprets visual cues. As a person with PD the response to a freezing episode is situational and based on experience. For example, going through doorways at a commercial building always triggered an embarrassing freezing episode for me, with entering a building more problematic than leaving one (which is really pretty weird). The process I have used to overcome this issue is actually fairly simple and it works . . . most of the time 🤔. I have noticed that it fails whenever I am in a hurry and start rushing. Anyway, this link has info that has helped me to overcome freezing quite a bit:
Youtube also has a tremendous amount videos with information on how to "thaw out" from a freezing episode.
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I have cervical dystonia and dysphonia. I had botox injections for each. The stress of getting to a doctor two hours away outweighed the benefit of the shots. They helped for about two weeks every three months. Bummer.
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