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#1 TonyLayton



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Posted 19 September 2012 - 02:06 PM

Hello everyone,

Greetings to all, This is Tony Layton, a newbie to this. I didn't have found introduction thread anywhere, so I'm introducing myself here, if any inconvenience occurred, I apologise. I have found a lot of topics which are helpful for me and I want to participate in all those topics to gain and share knowledge other people around the world. Meanwhile I want good relationship with the people's and senior members. Hope that all will cooperate with me and ask for help if required.

Best regards
Tony Layton

#2 williamg


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Posted 19 September 2012 - 02:17 PM

Welcome Tony!!!!
I'm not crazy, I'm just special!! ..No, wait..... Maybe I am Crazy. One second...... I have to talk to myself about this... Hold on......................

#3 AnthonyB


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Posted 19 September 2012 - 02:39 PM

Welcome Tony

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 08:27 PM

Welcome, Tony. We all have a lot to offer. I look forward to getting to know you!

I am not a human being trying to have a spiritual experience; I am a spiritual being having a (sometimes difficult) human experience.


First symptoms: right-hand tremor, constipation and restless arms 1978 (age 25). Depression and anxiety (non-motor symptoms) began in 1989 and worsened through the years. Last inpatient episode June 2013.

Diagnosed December, 2010 by a regular neurologist (age 57). After negative reactions to Requip, Mirapex and selegiline began Sinemet 25/100 3x/day. First MDS visit in Houston in February of 2011 was inconclusive. Second MDS visit at Baylor Fort Worth in May/June 2011 diagnosis changed to Parkinsonism, Sinemet stopped. Third MDS visit in August 2011 in WA State: received a confirmed diagnosis of idiopathic PD which had started on the right side and had now crossed to the left side as well. Restarted on Sinemet 25/100 4x/day. A short trial of Amantadine caused audio hallucinations in September 2011.


Current medications at age 62: Sinemet 25/100 ODT every 2.5 hours while awake (7/day). One Sinemet 25/100 CR between midnight and 4 AM. Trazodone 200 mg at bedtime, Fluvoxamine 300 mg at bedtime. Clonazepam 0.5 mg morning and afternoon, 1 mg at bedtime. Vit D3 2x/day, Calcium Carbonate Susp. 5 cc daily, Baclofen 10 mg 3x/day, Flonase two sprays 2x/day, Calcitonin-Salmon nasal spray once daily (for osteoporosis). Gel eye drops as needed throughout the day, Restasis Eye drops 2x/day, Nighttime eye ointment at bedtime. 02 2L per nasal cannula while asleep. Walker, electric wheelchair, moist and soft or pureed foods and 115 caregiver hours/month keep me sane.


All of the above subject to change based on progression, stress level, and dyskinesia. Whew! I'm glad I finally wrote that all out.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 09:27 PM

Welcome, Tony!

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 07:35 AM

You've found folks with a lot of PD experience here! Welcome.

Husband diagnosed in 2005-Medicines: Azilect, Artane, and Amantadine, Levodopa (1X/Day); Sister and Best Friend from Childhood also have PD

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 04:16 PM

HibTony. You'll find good, friendly people here



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Posted 25 September 2012 - 02:36 PM

hey Tony..hope you enjoy the forum as much as I do.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 02:29 PM

Welcome Tony, At 67 yo, I may not be the oldest member of the group. but I've been a member since 2002, plus, I've probably had PD the longest, 36 years, and still going strong, albeit a lot slower than I'm used to, out of necessity! LOL!!!
So, if ya have any PD questions at all, fire away. If we can't answer a question specifically for you, one of us will surely help you find an answer!

"Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into a flame by another human being. Each of us owes our deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light." Albert Schweitzer

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