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  • How do you manage Parkinson ’s-related stiffness?

    Posted by mary-beth-skylis on April 2, 2024 at 12:23 pm

    One of the symptoms that keeps my dad from going about his day is general stiffness. He’s been struggling with this symptom for a long time, and he stretches and participates in group classes to target issues like this. But it still impacts him. 

    How do you manage Parkinson ’s-related stiffness? Do you find that it’s consistent all week, or that it changes each day?

    GrandpopBubbles replied 1 week, 5 days ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • eve-l-howard

    April 2, 2024 at 3:20 pm

    Hi, I take 4 magnesium @2000 mg / day, don’t sit too long, especially on hard chair, (keep moving), stretches, light on alcohol. It’s a tough one to keep at bay.

    • GrandpopBubbles

      April 2, 2024 at 6:30 pm

      Thanks for that answer, Eve. I am wondering if my back pain, muscle strain in back right side, or the stiffness in my upper legs are from PD or just soreness from not being as strong as I was… come to think of it, maybe my muscle weekness is part of PD. I am knew to the diagnosis (8/2024) but now think I have had it 5 years or so.

      Since I have retired, I bring giant “Free Bubble Festivals” to towns and cities. Making giant bubbles and getting kids to do, too, always lubes my back and legs, though! …

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