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Has Anyone Heard Of The New Strip To Put Under The Tongue To Control On-off Symptoms?
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Supposedly coming out in 2017 is something new for the "on-off" symptoms we experience with PD. Has anyone heard of it? Research is being done by Dr. Robert Hauser of the University of South Florida. The new treatment could provide relief to people who wake up experiencing slowness and stiffness, Anyone interested there is a clinical trial in Tampa at the USF Health Byrd Parkinsons Disease and Movement Disorders Center. Thought this was worth looking into.

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no I don't sorry. Bean

Are You Taking Selegiline (Zelapar)? How Is It Going For You?
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My neurologist prescribed selegiline (Zelapar) on my latest visit. I have read about side effects (dizziness, nausea, headache), but I feel like people's tales are typically better to understand what to expect than a summary of those side effects. I am hesitating on this since it would be my first medication for Parkinson's. I'm not on levodopa, but taking mucuna pruriens (supplement).

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My husband was prescribed that on his second or third visit to his neurologist. He was also taking c/l. It didn't seem to make any difference for him, so given the possible side effects he stopped… read more

Carbidopa Levodopa + Cold
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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?

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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 in several years!

Has Anyone Had Experience With A Drug Called Zelapar? I've Had To Get An Advocate To Deal With The Parmaceutical Co.
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I have not actually taken it yet. It's supposed to help the rigidity and freezing.

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Have you tried it yet?

Have You Read The Recent Post On My Parkinson's Team (MPT) Site On Side Effects Of PD Medications?
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This article discusses so many of the questions this community posts and answers on this site. If you haven't read it yet, I thought you might want to check it out here. The full article is available on the MPT website.

Treatments for Parkinson’s disease are given to help treat the disease or manage symptoms. While Parkinson’s treatments typically help improve quality of life, they can also have their own set of side effects.

Dopaminergic Medications and Their Side Effects
The most commonly… read more

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

Wow!!! That is terrific to hear. I hope to be able to help hubs keep himself strong and balanced using any “tools” we can to keep the dosing low and the symptoms at bay for as long as possible. It’s… read more

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Hello everyone. Thank you so much for giving me so much information and suggestions on dystonia. I think I found a doc but cant get in until April which for me seems a lifetime away. I have another question....Azilect. For what purpose is it used. Is it like cabo.leva or does it have other properties? Are there dietary restriction with this treatmen? Is it working well for you. Thanks for any info you can provide. Hope you are having a wonderful day and Gods Blessings to you all!!!

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I take Azilect (rasageline) 1 MG/day w my sinemet CR &IR.itwas prescribed 20+ years ago when I was first diagnosed. It can have an effect on depression pills as is noted by insurance/drug companies… read more