Parkinson's disease

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How do you handle family and friends that now view you as a burden?

How do you handle family and friends that now view you as a burden?

Family. My brother and sister are very caring for our mother, but once she passes on, I doubt I see too much of them. They live in different cities and time has a way of weakening family bonds. We are so different.

Children. My son is 22 and very sympathetic, but it may be too much for him to process. I’m dying slowly. Perhaps this is a good lesson for him in developing greater empathy. Strengthen his character. Relieve any unwarranted guilt. My… read more

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A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

@A MyParkinsonsTeam Member I feel for you very much & sadly totally understand as my daughter wouldn't believe I had PD until she saw my decline,… read more

posted 1 day ago
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Is there any food or drinks that is bad for a PD patient?

Is there any food or drinks that is bad for a PD patient?

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A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

I'm about 80% successful...I had a big,fat, juicy ribeye at my son's a little while back and felt no guilt making it disappear. Everybody needs some… read more

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how to you find people in your area?

how to you find people in your area?

Looking for people that are in my area.

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A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Central Ohio just East of Columbus

posted about 5 hours ago
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Do any of you have some special way to top th downers? Such as snack, exercies, etc.c.

Do any of you have some special way to top th downers? Such as snack, exercies, etc.c.

I am new at this, so please forgive me. I have severe "downers" where I feel like I can't even lift a pencil. I've tried snacks , such as peanut butter crackers. Sometimes it seems to help. My question is , Do any of you have something that you eat or doo that will speed up the going away of the downer? .

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A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

That's right, move, and feed your brain with puzzles, computer games whatever interests you.

posted about 4 hours ago
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I have extreme sweating issues, especially my head and hair. It is embarrassing and extremely uncomfortable.

I have extreme sweating issues, especially my head and hair. It is embarrassing and extremely uncomfortable.

It's the autonomic system. Is there anything I can do for this symptom. Could I have a heat stroke?

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A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

For at home I put a u-shaped, ice filled pack around my neck...helps a lot. I avoid spicy foods too. Two bites of anything with jalapenos in it will… read more

posted 1 day ago
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Azilect have been taking same time on a empty stomach everyday with no improvement or change in my tremor's

Azilect have been taking same time on a empty stomach everyday with no improvement or change in my tremor's

Does it take a while to see results?.

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A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

I took Azilect along with Mirapex 2012 - 2014. It was hard to say whether it helped or not.

I moved from California to Wisconsin in late 2014, and… read more

posted 2 days ago
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