Parkinson’s and Cough and Colds Condition
In my 13 years life with Parkinson’s, I have noticed several instances that when I am having a common, simple condition of colds and cough, the PD symptoms like rigidity, gait freezing, cognitive difficulty increase significantly in their frequency and severity. The usual medicines (LD-CD, Amantadine, Rasagline, etc.) are also seen less effective with longer ‘off’ periods. Some medicines for treating the colds and cough condition also seen to clash with PD medicines causing restless hands and legs, general uneasiness, low appetite, etc. Hence when i visit a GP for cough and cold I show him all my PD specific medicines and ask him to take care of the potential interaction. When cough and colds conditions are cured, this impact of cough and colds also disappears. I would like to know if mine is a one-off case or is common for many PD patients.
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