I have been diagnosed with parkinson since 2007. I had mild case of parkinson. Recently Simnet does not work well. I have Anxiety out of nowhere and yes my personal life is not causing me Anxiety. I should as I am by profession psychologist. I have lot of fatigue and even though I continue to exercise I remained fatigue. any one can recommend what anti-anxiety med they take
Thank you everyone, and have a happy and healthy new year
I am having a lot of problems talking lately . I will be talking and forget a simple word and can't think of it. Friends will add the word for me. I also can't follow conversation when people are talking to with a long story.This is happening more frequently. I only been dignosed a yr ago. Is anyone have this problem and what are you doing for it ?
Cutting back to 1/2 pill 10-100 had the same effect so I discontinued that pill. What other meds do folks take that has improved balance? I do cycle and Dance for PD.
Despite proven effectiveness and wide use of levodopa, usually prescribed as Sinemet® (carbidopa-levodopa), to manage movement symptoms in PD, doubts have lingered over the drug’s long-term safety. Research published Oct 11, 2011 in the journal Neurology, scientists conclude that larger cumulative doses of levodopa, taken for years or decades, do not harm critical brain cells in people with Parkinson’s.
The long-term use of levodopa is associated with dyskinesia and “wearing-off” periods in… read more
If you have had DBS surgery, is it something you would do again knowing what you know now?
I have lost a lot of weight in the last month. I am having problems swallowing at times and feel full fast so am not eating as much as I should. I have found I have to stay away from alot of Protien as it interferes with my medications. Has anyone else noticed a large weight drop?
Parkinson’s disease impacts people in many different ways. Not everyone will experience all of the symptoms of Parkinson’s, and if they do, they won’t necessarily experience them in quite the same order, or at the same level of intensity. Even so, there are typical patterns of progression in Parkinson’s disease that are defined in stages.
You might hear your doctor refer to your Hoehn and Yahr stage. This scale, first introduced in 1967, is a simple rating tool used by clinicians as a means to… read more
Thiamine HCI (vitamin B1) therapy has been a game changer for me and instrumental in reversing many of my symptoms. It's quite popular in Italy, where pharmaceuticals are not always the first approach used for treatment.
At 4 weeks of 2000 mg daily, Thiamine HCI these are the benefits I have experienced
• improved balance almost normal.
• relief from constipation.
At 8 weeks of 2000 mg daily of Thiamine HCI
• swift movement instead of slow motion.
• ability to get up from a chair or out of… read more
I had mentioned the drug before which was a one pill slow release Amantadine which is called Gocovri, which is being used to treat dyskinesia It has been approved by the FDA. It is for those who experience side effects from amantadine now have another option. The second drug is Exenatide, a medication used to manage diabetes. Primary outcome was an improvement in motor symptoms and may slow the progression of PD. All information was taken from the Parkinson Report Fall/Winter issue just in… read more
I hear so many Parkinson's patients complain about not being able to sleep. They may be able to fall asleep but wake up and just lie in bed and are unable to go back to sleep. This happens night after night. No sleep or not enough sleep cuts deep and can cause health issues.
What is it about sleeping pills that cause apprehension and resistance? Is there something to fear about taking a pill to sleep? Let's discuss this issue. Sterling
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