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Have You Ever Wandered That Argentin Tango Cuold Be The Part Of Treatment?

Have You Ever Wandered That Argentin Tango Cuold Be The Part Of Treatment?

I am dancing the tango for five years now.It is an amazing experience.

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

A fun workout for you! You must have a great partner!

posted over 2 years ago

Does Anyone Have Difficulty Breathing When Dyskinesia Causes Spasms Of Diaphragm?

Does Anyone Have Difficulty Breathing When Dyskinesia Causes Spasms Of Diaphragm?

When I stand up, abs go into spasms pulling my chest forward and down. Back muscles are not strong enough for me to reach an erect posture. Then spasms of the diaphragm restrict my breathing. Immediate relief comes when I sit down. Maximum standing time is 3 minutes. I'm afraid if this can't be managed I'll be wheelchair bound very soon. I take Sinemet 50/200 twice a day. I began a trial of Cogentin this evening. I will be taking it… read more

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Thank you. Very helpful info.

posted about 1 year ago

Cogentin

Cogentin

How do you deal with your walking

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

I walk with a cane and I have my husband or whoever is with me coach me to take bigger steps. you can also put a belt with a rope on it to, help him… read more

posted 6 months ago

Swelling

Swelling

Has anyone experienced swelling of effected body parts. My right side is effected and my hand swells sometimes.

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

First confirm the diagnosis with orthopedia hand specialist both condition final treatment will be surgery. Others treatments will help for a time only.… read more

posted 2 months ago

Drooling

Drooling

I am wondering if anyone other than me has a problem with excessive saliva and what you do about it?

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

@A MyParkinsonsTeam Member and other asking about drooling.... be sure to continue to visit your dentists while you are taking meds for Parkinsons!!… read more

posted over 1 year ago

Vision Changes In Parkinson's

Vision Changes In Parkinson's

As we grow older, it is normal to experience age-related eye problems. These changes usually have nothing to do with Parkinson’s. If you are having vision problems, it is important to visit an ophthalmologist first.

Vision Changes in Parkinson’s

There are some vision changes that may be due to Parkinson’s or medications for PD:
•Double vision can occur due to medications or because the eyes have trouble working together, also called convergence insufficiency. Special prism glasses… read more

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

@A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

Absolutely Dianne.... I have a great PCP doctor, and when I first started to adjust to my PD meds (12 tabs Sinemet 25/100mg… read more

posted about 3 years ago

Does Anybody Else Find Valium Helpful?

Does Anybody Else Find Valium Helpful?

I suffer from terrible apathy, anxiety, agitation and pain/cramps. As I’m unable to take a lot of the prescribed meds, especially ones regarding pain, depression, muscle relaxants etc. I find Valium helps tremendously with the cramps, pain, agitation and aniexty. The cramps are especially painful and I’m now getting them in places I’d never thought possible in the past, but even where I’d normally get cramps - they seem ten times more painful! My doctor isn’t keen on me… read more

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Thanx Carol. Sadly cannabis oil is avaliable to us yet but im lvingbin hope

posted about 2 years ago

Have Others Experienced Increase In Body Temperature & Excessive Sweating?

Have Others Experienced Increase In Body Temperature & Excessive Sweating?

It seems like my body just can’t regulate my temperature. Everyone else in the room will be cold & I’m sitting there dripping in sweat. What do you do?

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

PD can make you very sensitive to variations in temperatures, the first summer after I got my PD diagnosis I spent sitting in puddles of perspiration.… read more

posted over 1 year ago