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By Claude Henderso On 2010.12.21 17:27
Has anyone heard of acute akinesia also known as parkinson's crisis? My son ran across that tern in a blog titled day2dayparkinson.blogspot.com. I searched this sight for it and got no hits. I googled it and it sounds a lot like what my wife went through (is going through).

By LOHENGR1N On 2010.12.21 19:34
akinesia
n a loss of controllable motion and feelings of exhaustion. It is a common consequence of Parkinson's disease, causing dopamine loss in the direct pathway of movement.

Sounds like it's another word to be used describing "freezing" or "off" periods or a state where if one is not on any medications yet, they may be called for. It seems at times Doctors and Researchers are a lot like Lawyers and Legislators, They make up new terms and words (Dr's & R) or new terms and laws (L&L) to describe what is already noted and in place. I guess it sounds much more dramatic to say "acute akinesia" or "Parkinson's crisis" than "freezing" or experiencing an "off" period.

By mylove On 2010.12.21 21:35
With due respect, I did google this as well, since I hadn't heard of it. It is quite a bit more serious than freezing or off periods. Here are a couple of examples.

http://www.babyboomercaretaker.com/senior-health/elderly-disease/parkinson-disease/Sudden-Worsening-Of-Parkinsons.html

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18612768

http://www.cnsforum.com/commenteditem/9AEA6072-3C60-4BB4-8C78-996CAB5B469D/default.aspx

There was a plethora of information, but I just picked the first couple. You can google it for more info. It sounds like this is more akin to the 'crash' and slow recovery some posters have mentioned after UTIs, surgeries, pain medications, or hospitalizations. In fact, infections and hospitalizations have been implicated in AA, and it looks as if it takes quite a while to recover. Interesting to find that the phenomena so many people have experienced has an actual name.

We learn something new here every day. Thanks!

By rhen71 On 2010.12.21 22:59
http://day2dayparkinsons.blogspot.com/2010/02/parkinsons-crisis_24.html

Here's the direct link to the actual blog where I came across the term acute akinesia which is sometimes called parkinson's crisis or Parkinsonian hyperpyrexia. Another term used is akinetic crisis.

By LOHENGR1N On 2010.12.22 00:28
I stand corrected, I just looked up the definition in online medical dictionary. I should have done my homework! Thanks for smartening me up. I seems it does give a name to conditions reported by posters of past experiences. Again thanks for the heads up ....I'm going to go take my foot out of my mouth now. Take care, best of luck and hang in there.

By parkinit On 2010.12.25 11:02
I was just going to fly by this post, but in looking at the links, it is something we should all be aware of and wary of when our PDers go through surgeries, etc. Thank you for the postings and clarifications.


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