Posted 03 May 2012 - 05:01 PM
Posted 03 May 2012 - 06:09 PM
I have very good friends that are willing to help me when I need it. It's hard for others to know what to do. Sometimes I don't want help..just want to do things at my own pace.
Posted 04 May 2012 - 05:23 PM
I wish I were wrong, but target, to some.
Posted 05 May 2012 - 06:46 AM
Posted 05 May 2012 - 06:51 AM
Friends say sorry and listen.
Neighbors say "I noticed him walking funny" and "we know 'so and so' who had it too."
Overall everyone has been kind.
Posted 05 May 2012 - 08:00 AM
Of course, the way other people react to us, is -also- the reflection of our own attitude. Therefore, i think we should try...
-keep as high as possible our self-esteem, our emotional strength and our functional independence.
-avoid discussing our problems with people who fail to understand them.
-don't pay much attention to what other people say, think etc...and
-keep our minds busy doing the things we love...
-English is not my first language !
-Aged 39. Diagnosed at 35. On levodopa monotherapy (500mg daily).
Posted 26 May 2012 - 06:47 PM
Posted 29 May 2012 - 05:34 PM
Posted 30 May 2012 - 04:31 AM
Gardener, female, 58, diagnosed at 55, 650 mg of Sinemet daily.
Posted 30 May 2012 - 01:56 PM
I share your frustration with family members not being willing to learn how PD affects us or even discuss the issue. I went walking with my dad this morning and for the first time since I was diagnosed in late 2010 he said, "So, what do you have? Parkinson's?" I gave him a little information on dopamine loss and exercise being neuroprotective. My mother knows all about my appts, but doesn't understand the fatigue. I thought she was filling in my dad about my diagnosis but maybe she's not. That's just crazy. Apparently if I'm not around and don't bring it up, they ignore it. That doesn't keep me from taking frequent rest breaks at family functions. I'm firm about that. I believe they are afraid to know the full details, so I just give information in very small doses when they seem interested.
I am not a human being trying to have a spiritual experience; I am a spiritual being having a (sometimes difficult) human experience.
Posted 30 May 2012 - 03:40 PM
Currently age 42. Symptomatic at age 36. Diagnosed at age 39. Sinemet 2-tabs every 4 hrs (800-1000mg levodopa daily); Amantadine 100 mg 3 times/day; Primidone 50 mg 3 times/day; gabapentin 200 mg 3 times/day; Klonopin 1 mg at bedtime; Seroquel 50 mg at bedtime; Effexor 75 mg daily; Vit-D3 5000 IU daily;Vit-B Complex daily; Melatonin 3 mg at bedtime
Posted 30 May 2012 - 07:06 PM
And the brick wall therapy.Any break throughs? Volunteer study?
Seriously,in your profession, I can see your frustration. But for a lot of us, incurable diseases was just not summer reading.
As I bobble this keyboard, I wish I'd never heard of dopamine and that "Back to the Future" was the extent my knowledge.
I now know "it's a shaking and stress thing."
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