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  1. Forum Information

    1. Discussion Corner Announcements

      General information regarding the Discussion Corner and the use of the forums.

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    2. NPF Forum Member Service Center

      Direct all technical questions or comments here. ***PLEASE DO NOT POST ANY MEDICAL QUESTIONS HERE AS THEY WILL GO UNANSWERED***

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    3. Frequently Asked Questions - How Do I...???

      Step by step guides on how to Register a username, login, change my personal settings, and post my first question in a moderated forum.

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  2. Medical Questions

    1. Ask The Doctor

      Michael Okun, M.D. and Daniel Martinez, M.D. answer medical questions regarding Parkinson's disease and related matters. All posts in this forum are anonymous.Without seeing you and examining you the doctor cannot make specific diagnoses and recommendations. The suggestions given in this forum are for general information only.

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    2. Ask The Surgical Team

      Kelly D. Foote, M.D. and Michael Okun, M.D. answer questions about surgical matters and Parkinson's disease. All posts in this forum are anonymous. Without seeing you and examining you the doctor cannot make specific diagnoses and recommendations. The suggestions given in this forum are for general information only.

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    3. Ask about Nutrition

      This forum is an archive about nutrition and Parkinson’s and is not accepting new posts. The suggestions given in this archived forum are for general information only. If you have a question about nutrition, you may post it in the Ask the Doctor Forum.

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    4. Ask the Pharmacist

      Mark R. Comes, R.Ph., answers questions on the subject of medication management in controlling Parkinson's disease symptoms.

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    6. Talk To A Speech Clinician

      A team of experts answer questions regarding speech and people with Parkinson's disease. All posts in this forum are anonymous. Without seeing you and examining you the speech clinicians cannot make specific diagnoses and recommendations. The suggestions given in this forum are for general information only.

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  3. Unmoderated Discussion

    1. Open Forum

      An unmoderated public forum for open discussion among Parkinson's patients and caregivers. Posts in this forum are NOT anonymous.

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    2. Newly Diagnosed

      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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    3. Caregivers Forum

      A place where caregivers of people with Parkinson's disease can converse and address their unique concerns. Posts in this forum are NOT anonymous.

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    4. Young Onset Forum

      A place to connect with other people diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson's disease.

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    5. DBS Forum

      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 was diagnosed by MDS as parkinsonism 5 weeks ago and was pretty much in shock - too much to ask about anything except about my k ids.  I had the MRI which showed a few lesions typical in aging (i'm 49).  From what MDS said that will confirm Parkinson's.  A friend's husband has it and she recommended a specialist who I'm seeing tomorrow am.  I have a bunch of questions but wondered if you were just diagnosed again - what would you ask?  Thanks!   Lori
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    • My mom's doc decreased her BP med by half last week.  She actually shouldn't have been taking any at all now that she's so underweight and her BP is low.  She told me it's only for when it goes back up so for now she's off them.   Well.. the less meds the better is so true.  She seems a little more aware of her surroundings and not so drugged out.   Medication are powerful stuff and can really make or break you.  So glad you didn't hurt yourself from the fall.  That must have been very scary.   As for the friend of yours who let your DH drive.. uh that was not a smart move.   Too much stress is right.   Take care.  
    • No problem! Hope you are doing well blue moon! !  You're going to be ok!    LAD
    • God bless you ER posters! I almost fainted just reading about the ER!   LAD
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