I understand about protein slowing absorption of the meds. Then I read something about being careful not to take in too much carbohydrates. So, what do you eat? I get overwhelmed by this subject as it is trying to deal with weight gain. Just have no real victory in this whole area. I usually just eat what’s in front of me, and take the meds and deal with the consequences. Sorry… read more
When did you first become aware that something wasn't right? Looking back what were your first symptoms?
My question is how long did it take you to be diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease? I'm a 30 year old woman and I have seen several Neurologists that have always danced around the diagnosis of PD because of my age. Until recently when I went to the ER for a mini stroke. The Neurologist I saw in the ER knew exactly what I had after her assessment. She left to call my current Neurologist and I never got to ask more questions. I apologize for the long story, it's even longer than that. I just… read more
So my father has parkinsons and we have noticed he loses balance a lot. Falls down slowly.
We don't really know what to do and how to help him further with this. He does have a cane and a walker and I bought him an apple watch so it can alert us if he falls. I just think things like putting on his shoes are going to be really difficult given its hard for him to get up. Just really difficult to see, we try to help as much as we can. I don't live at home however he is with my mom who helps as much… read more
My husband falls asleep at the drop of a hat. He thinks he should be able to drive. I feel this would be very dangerous. Your thoughts please!
Almost six years on treatment now, my PD drugs are very effective for me.It's easier to move and my mouvements are faster.I feel less stiffness.I tolerate it well.I have very few side effects.
My husband has stooped posture, muscle rigidity, oily face, weakness on right side, back pain and walking difficulty. He has bladder urges especially at night and constipation, but he doesn't have a tremor. He didn't start taking this medicine last year because I heard it can cause you to start having tremors. Does anyone else take this medicine even though they didn't have tremors???
I'm on no medication,but my bowels have been exploding for two days, although I'm eating very little, mostly toast and tea. Is this a case for a gastroenterologist or is it Parkinsons?