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By Agrits54 On 2010.05.18 19:49
Husband was diagnosed a month ago with Parkinson's Disease. Took a few years to find out what was going on with him. Lots of test, seeing different doctors. Saw 2 different neurology doctors, the last neurology doctor referred him to a specialist in muscle problems, another neurology doctor. So after 2 appointments with the latest doc, he says it's Parkinson's Disease. My husband is 56 years old and back when he was a little boy, was hit by a drunk driver while riding his bike. He was in a coma for 2 weeks with a severe head injury. The doctor believes this has caused the PD, now that he is older. He is on Sinemet 25-100, takes 1 pill, 4 times a day. Has helped alot in some ways, not as much pain in joints, walking better. I use to work in a nursing home as an aid, have seen lots of elderly with PD, not sure, though, how PD progress' and being my husband, it's alot different. Any info, tips, advice..Please feel free to share!

By LOHENGR1N On 2010.05.18 19:59
Agrits54, Hi and welcome to the forum. Great place here, lots of people who will try to help guide you through this. Patients and Caregivers/Partners alike. Ask away We're here for you. I'm a Parkinson's Patient myself I'm 57 was diagnosed at 33. Again welcome. Take care, best of luck and hang in there.

By karolinakitty On 2010.05.19 07:41
agrits54 ..... Welcome to the forum ... my pdr is 53 diagnosed over a year ago, had severe brain trauma about 12 years ago .. we too went through several neuros, one even told him he was just depressed and needed a colonoscopy. We got the dx as pd, then just this January we went to a movement disorder clinic, saw the head guy and he said PD plus. Said he falled under the umbrella of all those, but to be more specific he felt DLB. He's on RequipXL, simenet is out becuase with his type it can cause adverse reactions, and he's on Aricept for dementia.
Stages... i am one that doesn't follow the charts because everyone is so different. There are resources on the front page of the home page that will give you some info.
I like the Mayo clinic website..... www.mayoclinic.com .... it reads like a lay person can understand it. There are also so many posts here that can give you a more personnal and to the point look at what's up. You can put in the search a word or two and come up with any posts on that subject.
One thing to rememver here is that no question is stupid, we are all there or been there and we don't judge because you choose to vent ...
Ask anything .. i'm sure one of us can help you out and if not we might be able to tell you where to find the info ...... Again Welcome ......


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