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Eldepryl

Eldepryl

Is it better than other forms of Segeline. And is anybody trying a supplement based program

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

So true! A reminder that many supplements have ingredients that may cause interactions. Supplements do not always meet the same standard scrutiny that… read more

posted almost 4 years ago

Eldepryl

Eldepryl

L Deprenyl Citrate. Is it better than other forms of Segeline. And is anybody trying a supplement based program

Eldepryl

Eldepryl

My loved one has been taking Selegiline for two years, as an add-on to Sinemet. Recently his neurologist prescribed Lexapro. He took it for a week and was not doing well at all. I Googled the two meds and they seem to interact badly with one another. Has anyone else taken both? I don't know why a movement disorder specialist would prescribe both if they are contraindicated.

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Ask your pharmacist about the interactions and if they their is a problem, call your doctor ASAP.

posted over 3 years ago

Can Smart Shoes Help The Elderly And Disabled Walk ?

Can Smart Shoes Help The Elderly And Disabled Walk ?

Smart shoes help the elderly and disabled walk By: Anthony Cuthbertson - Newsweek - Thursday, March 17, 2016

New high-tech shoes and insoles have been developed that can help elderly, ill and disabled people walk without fear of falling over.
Unveiled at the Wearable Technology Show in London on Tuesday, the Path Feel insoles and Path Finder shoes from U.K. startup Walk With Path provide tactile feedback and visual cues to assist walking.

“If you walk and you… read more

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Maye you could use white tape. instead of paint

posted over 4 years ago

Carbidopa Levodopa + Cold

Carbidopa Levodopa + Cold

Has anyone taking Carbidopa Levodopa found a medication that helps relieve or shorten the symptoms of a cold or the flu and is safe to take with Carbidopa Levodopa?

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

I don't use any MAO inhibitors but I use (and this may be an old wives tale) a dab of Polysporin in my nose every night year-round. I haven't had a cold… read more

posted 4 months ago

Has Anyone Heard Of John Pepper And His Program? It Seems To Be About Walking.

Has Anyone Heard Of John Pepper And His Program? It Seems To Be About Walking.

My mom heard an interview with John Pepper who claims he can reverse Parkinsons. I am immediately sceptical of anyone making this kind of claim. What I can find on his program seems to focus on walking. Has anyone bought his book or tried his program?

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Between meds, exercise and low stress (no longer working) I feel I have reversed symptoms or at least kept them from progressing!

posted over 3 years ago

Sinemet To Sinemet CR

Sinemet To Sinemet CR

Has anyone switched from regular Sinemet (Carbidopa/Levodopa) to Sinemet CR? Are there additional side effects?

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Hello @MY Parkinsons team I have taking the sinemet from day one I started with 2 pills 1 morning and 1 in after noon now I take 4 every day it does… read more

posted almost 4 years ago

Are There Other Conditions That Can Mimic PD?

Are There Other Conditions That Can Mimic PD?

Essential Tremor (ET)
•Short for Essential Tremor, ET, is fairly common amongst the elderly population, yet may begin at any age.
•ET is different from the PD tremor in that it affects both hands, often involves head tremor and a shaky quality to the patient’s voice.
•Essential tremor is thought to be different from PD.
•However, recent research shows that ET may be a risk factor for PD. In fact, up to 20% of ET patients may develop Parkinsonian symptoms, Parkinson’s… read more

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

When I went to a neurologist for the first time they didn't MRI to rule out MS. One just said I had essential tremor. I changed neurologists to a… read more

posted over 4 years ago