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      A place where all those newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease can share their feelings and opinions. Post in this forum are NOT anonymous.

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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

    • It is not common to increase voltage as the battery runs out.....it is possible but you have to be careful after replacement to set the parameters back to the lower level. Rather than do this we like to replace the battery before symptoms recur. Hope that helps.
    • It's what I need.  It's supposed to be equivalent to 1.5 tabs of regular Sinemet per dose.  What are on is like half a tab of regular Sinemet.  So more like you're on a very low dose than me being on a high dose.     Some people need more than others for good symptom control.  I know, because I did an experiment, that less than 3 capsules at 4x a day just doesn't give adequate control.  If you do get adequate control, for now, with 1 at 3x a day, stick with it.  Over time you'll begin to need more.   And yes, my Azilect experience was pretty bad.
    • Is that a lot? My doc has me on Rytary 95, one capsule 3x a day. I’m a pretty muscular 6’2, 230lbs so I guess that’s why he didn’t start me on a lower dose. You are taking more than three times as much sinemet as I am. But then, you’re not taking Azilect, which I gather you had a bad reaction to.   
    • Good morning! jb, a five-pound sandwich would feed me for a week.  I'm happy to hear that you are following doctors orders. What a blessing to have a supportive family nearby.  The visit with my daughter is going well. She is sleeping a lot. That is a perfectly acceptable way to deal with a devastating diagnosis. I'm sure she will move forward in her grief process, as we all do. Her husband installed my air conditioner on Monday when the temperature reached the low 90s. He is a kind and patient man and is already looking into support for himself and my daughter. The PBC Facebook page has 3600 members. I pray that they are as kind and helpful as those of us here in Parkyland. Love to all, Dianne  
    • Isn’t it common practice to increase voltage and other parameters  to compensate during later stages of the battery?
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