My father was diagnosed with Parkinson's 2 years ago and I am trying to research as much as I can on ways of slowing the progression of the condition down and giving him the best quality of life as possible. I've read some people have been able to overcome the condition and hope the same for my father.
Through my research I've discovered that spine and neck alignment may play a vital part in blockages to the brain. Unfortunately we don't have… read more
This is how I define me
August 8, 2017
There are a number of things that define me... I will start with the following:
• I never believe a prediction that doesn’t empower me
• I have chosen a life of strength
• Pity is the worst drug, if I pity myself I am frozen
• I am not my condition. My condition does not define me
• I have to adapt. So what is MORE important??? That I am functioning as a human being in my… read more
Hallucinations started after misdiagnosed uti and dehydration, send to psychiatric hospital first then treated medical issues. The have come and gone the last 18 months. Came back hard 6 months ago.tried a few different drugs. Switched psychiatrist and he tried seroquel/ Quetiapine, did not help. Now on olanzapine/Zyprexa. Any one have experience with Zyprexa?. Have difficulty with memories, day, date. I attribute that to no daily schedule, both retired and husband is 24/7 caregiver with no… read more
I woke up this morning with a new question about this whole idea of "apathy " if it takes twice as much mental and physical energy to do the same thing you did easily at what time, do you call that apathy? Another term gets thrown around a lot in Parkinson's circles and I don't doubt the physiological basis. But if a person without Parkinson's head tremors, had cramps and freezing episodes, they might have similar difficulties executing… read more
Anyone else out there experience this with their loved one with PD? We are going back to the doctor next week but in the meantime Roy's time of agitation and anxiety has increased. They call this sundowners but Roy's starts around lunchtime and can go on for several hours. It also may occur again in the evening. He is on Seroquel which I was giving at bedtime but I now try it in mid afternoon. He also takes a Xanax occasionally. I have tried turning on the… read more
She sees people and believes my Dad has been taken over by a cult. She’s taking Sknemet, Rohpinerol and Seroquil.
I have awakened to see a person twice that was not really there. I have not seen anyone mention this- it is quite scary. My dr. has prescribed Seroquel and 5 mg. of melatonin. I sleep better. Hoping never to experience e this again.
This has been going on for a year. I have had cycles of insomnia for years. It started to to increase to 3-4 days per week (2-4 hrs per day). Now it is every day. I am taking bout 5 medications to help me sleep and each time a new one is introduced they might work a night or two but then I am right back to 2-4 hrs per night. I am still working. When I bring up retireing my neurologist says she… read more
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