I am starting to feel a bit hopeless when it comes to medication that will help my tremors. I was diagnosed with Parkinson in July 2020, but had some tremors in my right hand, and sleep problems in 2019, so perhaps I had it then and did not know. I am currently seeing a Movement Doctor. She first put me on Carbidopa/Levodopa 25/100, starting […] View
Hi Daniel. Your wife is lucky to have you. I have been alone a very long time, so I am pretty good at managing, even with Parkinson, so far.
I have an Apple Watch which I got about 2 yrs ago. It does detect falls, and is much better for me then those things around you neck you pay for forever. It also tells me when my pulse is over 100, as I…[Read more]
I go a lot in the morning, but it is a little better in the afternoon. I attribute it to the fact I have Stage 3 kidney disease and must drink at least 3 bottles of water a day, plus coffee, tea, ginger ale. I got Stage 3 kidney disease because I was not drinking enough water. I am petite and weigh 93 lbs. Never liked water, so did not dri…[Read more]
I have had Parkinson for 4 years. I have tremors and sleep issues the most. Balance is not real bad. I have lost my sense of taste, and it has caused me to not eat much. I am petite, and I only weigh 93 pounds. I lost 5 pounds when on the Leva/Dopa for two weeks. So nauseous I could not eat.
I also have a leaky heart valve. I have daily…[Read more]
I was taking Melatonin, 3mg every day for years and it did nothing to help sleep.
My tremors do not bother me when sleeping. Just during the day. This week I started taking my Magnesium Glycinate120mg 30 min before sleep. I take it and Melatonin IR/X immediate and extended Release same time. I have sleep long when I do this. I take Pure brand…[Read more]
Most cities of any good size usually have a government transportation service for the elderly. Mine is call Age Well. Perhaps if you made contact with one of the services that help us elderly, they can tell you. My daughter found Age Well on line. $3 one way going and $3 to get back home is very inexpensive. They only take you to doctors with…[Read more]
I live in Orange County California. They provide a service to take you to doctors in the area. It is called Age Well. It only cost $3 one way. So a round trip would be. $6. I have taken it twice, and love it. I still drive, but a couple of doctors are far from me, and I try to avoid freeways.
Starting a year after my breast cancer, I signed up at 24 Hour Fitness. Went three days a week, working out 1-1/2 hours with weights and treadmill. Did not miss much during the 20 years I went. I stopped the gym at 74 due to bad osteoarthritis, and then just walked.
Since my PD diagnosis I have used the treadmill in our workout place, but…[Read more]
I have had sleep problems since 2018. I was diagnosed
With Parkinson’s in 2020.
Nothing could be worse then not being able to get sleep. I have lung issues, heart issues, and others, and I need my sleep to keep my immune system up. Doctors won’t give you any sleep Medication as it is addictive. But what about only getting 4 hour a nig…[Read more]
Hi Jo. I think I am just now seeing your reply, but honestly, my memory is starting to not be good. I pray no dementia. I have a digestive disease that can not be cured without surgery, and I have a leaky heart valve so they don’t want to do surgery. I am wondering if that had anything to do with all the nausea I had one C/D and the lack of a…[Read more]
Hi C Morts.
I hear you. I could not handle the Leva/Dopa. Bad nausea. Lost 5 pounds. After 2 was, I stopped it. A month later tried Rytary. Had no appetite. No nausea, just no appetite. Had anxiety, and my stamina was way down. My exercise class noticed it.
I stopped both. I am slowly progressing I believe. My legs feel different, but…[Read more]
I suddenly had sleeping problems in 2018. I could not figure why. When I relocated to be closer to my daughter, my bedroom was very quite, but I still had sleeping problems. That next year I was diagnosed with Parkinson. I was told that is one problem of Parkinson’s. I did not notice I had slight tremors in my hands.
My heart doctor recommended Magnesium Bisglycinate, so I have taken that for several years. Recently my exercise teacher recommended PURE supplements. So, I ordered a bottle of mag from them. I was taking only 1 which has 120 mg in it. I tried taking two, which my daughter says is too much, and she is right. I was in the bathroom a lot. But…[Read more]
I had nausea also 3 yrs ago when I was diagnosed, so the doctor recommended the Mucuna Pruriens, 15%, which I get from Amazon. Been on it about three years, and the Mannital sugar in my coffee, 1 tsp a day. Can’t say the tremors have stopped, or the sleep problems, but the tremors have good and bad days. If I do too much around my place they g…[Read more]
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