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      A place for those with Parkinson's looking into having DBS surgery, or connecting with those that already have had it done.

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  • Posts

    • I am not on any meds but I was wondering if when I do start taking them, how much will the meds help stop the tremor.  Forty years ago, when extremely anxious, I would have a steady shake in both hands.  Now, 40 years later and 2 years after being diagnosed, I have a PD tremor (right  arm/wrist/hand) that gets more violent when I get extremely anxious.  Tonight, at my 8 year old grandson's baseball game, the tremor was pretty violent.  I get into the game so it doesn't bother me.  It bothers me most sometimes at work when I get real anxious, I have to type with only my non-tremored left hand.  Lad, I haven't posted in several months, but I remember one of your past posts where you were speaking in front of a group, you wrote that you had a significant tremor.  Since reading that post, I often wonder, do the meds control the tremor?  Evidently no, at least in anxious/anxiety situations.
    • carbidopa was for nausea caused by the dopamine.  That's it...not for dysko etc. Nausea.....
    • jb, we have been following the awful incident in Toronto in our news, too.  The officials who have been reporting on it have done such a good job of communicating to the public. Very professional, well spoken, and caring.  It's horrendous what this man did.  One wonders at what must be going on inside so many who have done this prior to this incident, as well. There must be tremendous anger and feelings of no hope. (I remember driving many years ago on Yonge St. where the incident took place when I had been coming up to visit a friend who lives in Toronto.) The following article is being shared just "FYI," jb.  Dr. Mari who is mentioned in the article is so well thought of and looked up to in the Parkinson community (he led the DBS Division of the Dept. of Neurology at Hopkins until he got recruited away last year by an offer that was too good to turn down in Nevada).  I wasn't sure whether to share the article with you or not since you are already deep into your plans and only two weeks away from surgery, but I felt compelled that you at least have the opportunity to know about it.  I would imagine you could phone or e-mail Dr. Mari and discuss your situation and where you are in the plans for your surgery, and just see what his thoughts are.  He might well advise you it would be best to keep to the plans made, but without checking, there is no way to know. https://parkinsonsnewstoday.com/2015/07/16/johns-hopkins-student-developed-noninvasive-brain-stimulator-may-ease-parkinsons-symptoms/#at_pco=tst-1.0&at_si=5adf8d9148f3f153&at_ab=per-2&at_pos=0&at_tot=2 We're all thinking of you and appreciate your keeping us up with things and your plans on what you hope to get done prior to the surgery. Linda
    • I guess this is an “unknown”. Any input appreciated if you have any ideas from your experience, scans or research.
    • Isn't this just precious???s!!!  (And sooooooo funny!) https://www.inspiremore.com/toddler-instantly-falls-asleep/      
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