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  • Posts

    • I think you are spot on about PD vs essential tremor with the DAT scan.  My dr gave me one to confirm.    LAD  
    • Noah,Since we don't know the strength, but the directions state you can take 1 ml., that would be a total of 56 drops. I would try an increase of 5 drops for a couple of nights to see if it helps. That would be 33 drops. Increase at 5 drop intervals every 2 days if needs. Do not exceed 56 drops. I hope this helps and please keep me posted.
    • Hi John B, To diagnose PD,  I think an MDS takes your medical history and then uses a combination of a physical exam, possibly a Sinemet medicine challenge (to see if PD meds work on you) and if necessary, a Datscan to determine if your symptoms are from essential tremor or parkinsonism. False positive results from Datscans are pretty rare, I've been told by at least one doctor. But other doctors may disagree and use their own judgement and prejudices to determine what they believe Datscan results mean. Hence, lots of patients get second opinions when trying to figure out Parkinson's Disease. It's pretty confusing being a patient especially when dealing with an illness of the brain.  Worrying about PD symptoms can sometimes make those symptoms show up in your body -  and then you expect doctors to figure out if those symptoms are real.  -S
    • I use nature’s answer the bottle says super concentrated  directions say take 1   Ml or 28 drops 1-3 times per day  i have been taking.5 ml or 28 drops at bedtime  i wanted to know if it was safe to go up a little i dont know how to convert to ml
    • Glad to know you got some good use out of Datscan.  If I read this correctly, this was not the primary diagnosis method.  Might I ask what was primary?  You can say no if I am asking too much.  Thanks for your input.
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