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#1 annfisher43

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 11:13 PM

I have been dx for a few years. Seems like my anxiety level is really getting to me. I am on oxasapam and klonipin. Any other suggestions

#2 Beau's Mom

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 01:15 PM

I was recently started on Seroquel, and it seems to help as long as I am not obsessing about things I cannot change and unnecessarily upsetting myself.

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 25 November 2012 - 07:14 PM

Thank you thought I was the only one with this anxiety

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 09:27 PM

I have these anxiety issues to. I wake up in the middle of the night or early morning obsessing about stuff. For instance I had to fix a broken chair in the house the other morning at 0430! I also could not go back to sleep the other night because I knew my dog needed a bath. The list goes on and on. I have been told this is an issue with PD. I currently take no meds for it because of my profession. Any advise to help this naturally?

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:22 AM

I was hospitalized for the anxiety and now take Klonipin

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 09:21 PM

I also suffer from anxiety and obsessively dwelling on things I can't control. Seroquel & lexapro makes a big differences for me. I see a Psychiatrist who works exclusively with a large movement disorder clinic, he has been a fantastic help to me and keeps on the "straight and narrow. I had seen a psychiatrist without the focused experience with PD and he didn't understand how to help and pushed more symptomatic meds rather than addressing the root cause with the right meds and "therapy".

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 11:24 PM

I also suffer with anxiety...worry about things all the time...right now dealing with stomach issue and know I'm making it worse with anxiety...just trying to get it under control...haven't seen a therapist for a few month but will this thursday. Need to work through this...almost think meds could be causing the stomach issue.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 04:53 AM

Has anyone tried anything for there anxiety other than prescription drugs? If so have you had any luck with it? I have been doing yoga and some meditation. I think it has helped some but i still have issues. I am required to report prescription drugs I take to my employer
and know I will be be put on limited duty If I report taking any kind of anxiety medication. When I first reported taking sinemet and requip XL after my DX my employer put me on limited duty and I remained ther for 6 months without them even having a physician see me. Even though my MDS who specializes in patients with PD said I was able to perform all of my duties. Thanks for any help.

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#9 Beau's Mom

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 09:20 PM

I use a set of meditations called Meditation Oasis. They are available on iTunes as podcasts or can be purchased at Meditation Oasis.com. There are about 42 on one download. My absolute favorite is Beyond Pain. When my neck and shoulders are stiff and dystonic I use this meditation to relax and fall asleep.

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 13 December 2012 - 02:28 PM

Beau's Mom, thanks for the info I wills check it out?
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