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Memantine versus Aricept

Memantine versus Aricept

My husband has Parkinsons but also Dimentia with Lewy Body. We live in two different cities each 6months of the year. We are trying to establish a set of Docs in both cities. Our main Parkinson's doctor is in Phoenix but the one in Indianapolis deals more with the dimentia but also works with many Parkinsons patients. My husband has been taking Memantine for the last year and seemed to do ok. The new dimentia doc changed him from Memantine to Aricept and said he would feel so much… read more

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My husband is having another MRI, what could they be looking for?

My husband is having another MRI, what could they be looking for?

My husband is 57 has had PD for 10 years. He still works full time. The past 4 months we have noticed he is starting to have communication issues and his whole body is starting to have tremors. His neurologist scheduled him for another MRI. He told me that hubby shouldn't be at this stage yet. Of course I am only thinking of the worse, but does anyone have any ideas what the Doctor might be looking for?

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Northera

Northera

Greetings.
I have been taking Northera since the beginning of November 2018. My dosage is six capsules three times daily (18 in total).
Among other side effects, “reduced weight gain” is listed.
What does this mean? Is this weight0 loss?
I have lost a good deal of weight (12 lbs) since I began taking this drug. I seem to lose a pound or two monthly.
Truthfully, I don’t feel much better from the drug. Also, I always had low blood pressure, and Northera was prescribed to raise my levels so that I could… read more

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I am very interested in DBS, but I currently have a pacemaker which causes issues. Anyone else dealt with this?

I am very interested in DBS, but I currently have a pacemaker which causes issues. Anyone else dealt with this?

My cardiologist placed the pacemaker in the right side of my chest which apparently is not the usual choice. There is also a conflict between pacemaker and the MRI used during the DBS process. Does this eliminate me from being DBS worthy?

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