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By LOHENGR1N On 2012.08.04 19:45
Just touching a couple subjects;

PAIN; Yes there is pain with and caused from Parkinson's Disease. In the past most Doctors didn't believe so but now many realize there is. Dystonia a slow twisting and cramping of muscles is common either from the disease it's self or side effect of medication. Think "charlie horses" any muscle and if joint problems imagine a sore shoulder or wrist, knee and then someone twisting your arm or leg at the same time. Believe me there is pain with PD.

Dehydration, having PD has been likened to doing moderate exercise constantly (tremors, stiffness of movement, poverty of movement etc. We sweat! Even assimilating our medicines can cause sweating in some of Us. In the heat they advise limiting exercise to early morning or evening when it's a little cooler. With Parkinson's we can't do that because it's like exercising just doing daily tasks of living ... we can't stop living between early morning and evening. So we need more liquids than normal most days and the goes double for heat waves. .

Anesthesia; It is hard for Parkinson's Patients to recover from the effects of it. It can take much more time to completely recover and sometimes we never get back to where we were before going under.

ER's; Most emergency rooms don't understand and aren't equipped to handle needs of PD patients! They don't understand the disease and have a poor handle on our medications effects and possible side-effects.

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