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Flu-like Symptoms In The Morning?
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Every morning when I wake up I have stomach cramps and ache just like I had the flu. By midday it starts going away. Does anyone else have problems with this?

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

David, I had nausea every morning until my doc lowered my levodopa dose. Not a problem for me anymore
The stiffness is worst in the morning because I am in 1 position most of the night. It's hard and… read more

posted 3 days ago
Better Then The Last Several Days.
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I’m hallucinating again but it’s not like I’m the past when I was locked in “mortal” combat from the past. Rather, my wife is saying that I only talking about legal stuff as if I’m in court arguing about some nonsense as to what the intent was of the defendant…..At least no one was trying to kill me! 🍎

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

James you are just watching too many legal shows on TV I think

posted 18 hours ago
Is Functional Movement Disorder Commonly Seen In The Early Stages Of PD? I Tremor And Shake, But It Is Not PD Type Tremors.
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A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

I was diagnosed first with central benign tremors and 10 years later Parkinson moved in but carbadopa levadopa controls it

posted 4 days ago
Mindfulness Question.
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I'm giving this a fair go, and it does help...sitting still, consciously thinking about breathing, does genuinely make me feel better.

However...many of the "guided meditations" are big on openers like "just relax", "let the tension go from your body", "let your muscles loosen". For me with my rigidity-heavy version of Parkinson's, this is currently nigh impossible without the aid of the pharmaceuticals and is increasingly making me more than a little resentful and critical...it feels like the… read more

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

Adjusted response
Nigel, as you know with PD, you have to modify much in the world to make it work for you. So, I suggest you find the things that help you and modify them safely to make them fit in… read more

posted 4 days ago
Does Anyone Experience Muscle Pain In Their Legs
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A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

My leg pain occurs at night keeping me awake

posted 3 days ago
What Is Bradykinisia
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When walking and other movements are slowed? What is that called?

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

That is called Bradykinesia. It is one of the primary symptoms of Parkinson's. It could mean moving slow, shuffling, and even freezing up from time to time.

posted 4 days ago
Why Is It That A Stroke Is Sometimes Misdiagnosed And The Real Problem Is Parkinsons???
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I have had a stroke and have PD
With the stroke I lost ability to write or read for a year and loss of right side control
It did create problems with my diagnosis of PD as many of the onset signs I… read more

posted 4 days ago
I Need A Recommendation For A Smart Watch
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I am in the market for an apple watch- mainly because when my phone rings I tend to freeze up and can't get to my phone in time and my husband worried when I miss a call.

I also know that there are a few Parkinson's apps that could really help me too.
Does anyone have a recommendation for which one to get?

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

I think she just meant to say "Thanks Greg."

posted 4 days ago
Anyone Have A Positive Experience With Rasagiline?
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Looking for alternative to C/L

Low Blood Pressure
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I believe I asked this question before with few answers, probably because there are no answers.

My ex-husband (and best friend of 49 years) has PD. The tremors are under control but his blood pressure is extremely low. I don’t live with him but he tells me often that he passes out when he stands up which, of course, alarms me greatly. He went to the doctor about 4 weeks ago and the top reading of his BP was 50. That’s extremely low. The meds prescribed to lower it aren't working. There… read more

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

I also suffer from low blood pressure. I think PD is to blame but also A fib. Lightheadness is part of ortho static hypertension. You can faint when your BP gets that low. I stay home if it's low… read more

posted 4 days ago
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