James Mortimer replied to the topic Caregiver fatigue in the forum A Forum for Parkinson's Disease Caregivers 1 year ago
This is my third go; both scrapped because it felt like I was just feeling sorry for myself.
The detachment from reality; the totally alien world to the one you inhabited; the loss of your previous existence and easy companionship; the bone-weary tiredness that’s always with you; the sheer hell of watching someone suffer, about which you can do…[Read more]
James Mortimer replied to the topic Thigh pains. in the forum A Forum for Parkinson's Disease Caregivers 1 year, 2 months ago
We’ve tried Bari’s suggestion of assisted stretching and find it useful to get started in the morning. Our local physio was wary of over-stretching, in fact not overly keen, but it seems to help if done carefully. The most effective exercise seems to be lying on the stomach, raise and lower the calf 10 times, hold for 10 seconds, then repeat for…[Read more]
James Mortimer posted an update 1 year, 2 months ago
After a correspondent’s success with Amartadine for stop/start, which is worsening, we have asked our GP for advice and a prescription.
James Mortimer started the topic Thigh pains. in the forum A Forum for Parkinson's Disease Caregivers 1 year, 2 months ago
How do you deal with Jen’s pains in the thighs, which have just started. Our consultant has always asked about this, but the answer has been negative. We’ve tried Deep Relief and Ibuprofen Gel and Paracetamol, separately, which seem to help, but any suggestions would be welcome.
James Mortimer replied to the topic Is there anything you wish you'd known as a new PD patient? in the forum Diagnosis Information and General Questions 1 year, 3 months ago
Anyone unfortunate enough to starting with PD now won’t have the excruciating difficulties we had when Jen was diagnosed last November, no GP or PD nurse availability or guidance under the lockdowns. We effectively had to find what, or if, treatment might be effective to counter severe back pains, be it heated waistcoats, vibrating rollers, pads…[Read more]
James Mortimer posted an update 1 year, 3 months ago
Found the “right, left,right” suggestion useful, if Jen can remember.
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