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    • #23845
      Mary Beth Skylis
      Moderator

      Everyone’s Parkinson’s progression seems to be different. My dad’s seems relatively slow, and he hasn’t had to make a ton of adjustments to his medications. How quickly have you had to adjust your medications? Do you feel like you’ve reached a good balance?

    • #24128
      George Sharp
      Participant

      i haven’t had to adjust my meds yet it seems to be working ok i have had Parkinson’s for 5 years long may it last .

      • #24134
        Mary Beth Skylis
        Moderator

        George, I’m so glad to hear as much! How are you doing otherwise?

        • #24206
          George Sharp
          Participant

          I am not to bad I think that the Parkinson’s is about the same may be a bit more tremor but a problem I have is what can be done about the amount of saliva I make , I is very annoying I walk around with a pocket full of tissues so i have some where i can get rid of the extra saliva .
          It is a bugger. But never mind there is a lot of people much worse off than All the best to every one George

    • #24129
      Krukar
      Participant

      Mary Beth,

      I started 8/2020 taking 5.5 C/L pills per day. Currently I take 6 pills per day. There are ways to adjust the pills rather than increasing them. Also once you increase your dose it is difficult to reduce them. My Doctors encourage me to exercise more and try different strategies….IE Accupuncture, Qui Gong, LSVT to name just a few. I hope I have reached a balance and will work to not just take more medication!

       

       

       

      • #24135
        Mary Beth Skylis
        Moderator

        Krukar, have you found that any of those alternative treatments noticeably help?

        • #24143
          Krukar
          Participant

          Mary Beth,

          Acupuncture seem to have helped, massage is good also. Qui gong is just a new type of stretching. I have also begun working with a new Physical Therapist. None of it is too crazy just a little different. Blessings, Mike

           

           

        • #24187
          Mary Beth Skylis
          Moderator

          I’ve wondered about Acupuncture. That’s one thing that dad hasn’t tried yet. How do you feel after those sessions?

      • #24183
        Alan M
        Participant

        Thanks for you sound and rationale advice, Mike.  I need to have another visit to my GP — hopefully she can help me sort things out before the Neuro drops by our regional hospital again.

        Cheers and stay well, Alan

    • #24171
      Alan M
      Participant

      I started on Sinemet (25/100) in October of 2021.  I take it three times daily.  Taking it routinely, I find the “on times” no where near long enough, to subdue the motor and non-motor PD symptoms.

      The thing I find the most disturbing is the unpredictability of how well changes to these meds will improve their efficacy.  I see my Neuro twice a year (I’ve seen him once in-person and spoke to him on the telephone once) since his original diagnosis.  He works 5.5 hours away in Auckland.

      I believe I should be taking six (6) Sinemets per day, not 3.  But I’m also concerned it may worsen the occurrence of dyskinesia.  Another bug bear for me is the REM-SBD issue.  I’ve tried dealing with them using Circadin (2mg MR) but it hasn’t helped subdue the wild outbursts at night or violent movements while in REM sleep.

      • #24219
        Mike P.
        Participant

        Alan, Did your doctor warn you about taking Sinemet with protein foods? My doc didn’t mention it, I brought it up.

        • #24221
          Alan M
          Participant

          Nope — n’er a word from my Neuro… but I had a visit from our new PD Nurse in my area a month ago.  She mentioned it to me.  She suggests a “Mediterranean Diet” instead.  I’m still working on this change, Mike.  Changes in diet are the most difficult on a limited budget.

          • This reply was modified 3 months, 2 weeks ago by Alan M. Reason: typo
    • #24176
      Krukar
      Participant

      Hi Alan,

      I am not a Medical Professional. I can not over emphasize that. I began Sinemet in 10/20, I started with 5.5 pills per day. Today I take 6 pills per day. My Neurologist has encouraged me not to increase my total pills.  My last dose 2 pills that I took at 4:00 pm she suggested I split them up 1 at 4:00 pm and 1 at 8 pm, so far so good. I also do different non medical things that seem to work. My sleep is pretty calm. I take Melatonin which helps my sleep.

      Follow your Doctors advice. They know academically. You of course know your body. Perhaps you can talk with them and share what your experience has been. Blessings, Mike

    • #24192
      Paul soo
      Participant

      i was diagnosed 2years ago. here are my meds and schedule

      by 10 am 3 c/L pills  25 / 100

      1 amatadine  100mg for stiffnes*

       

       

      1ama1 entacapone 200 mg

       

      2pm 3 c/l pill   25/200

       

      by 6 pm   entacapone 200mg  3 c/l 25/100

      bedtime

      1     50/2oo  extended release  pill’

      2 tryptophan capsules

      1  melotonin 12mg

      1 odt(aorally disintegrating tablet  clomanzepam .25mg

      mn* my neurolgist  says i should up my amantadine  I said it makes me loopy,,  I met her half way and take      50mg at night before i go  to bedtime

      I almost crave sleep heo

      Is this a lot of c/L?     i’m trying to find the source of my loopiness  it took  me lode to 1hour to write this  yes zi know  everybody  different in hoe they react to  meds

       

       

       

       

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