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39 year old male with leg weakness and discomfort

leg pain and weakness

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#1 sl2473

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 02:14 AM

I am a 39 year old male with leg pain and weakness. I am currently on Sinemet, Carbidopa/Levodpa, & Baclofen. I am taking these meds 4 times a day and are still have issues with my legs. While these meds help me with my movements, the issues with my legs are still there. Is there any kind of other medicine, treatment, or clinical trials out there that may be able to help me? I am fixing to file short term disability with my job, and would like to do something to that could possibly help slow down the progression of this disease before it's to late! I have a wife who is legally blind and have 2 kids, so I need to stay as healthy as possible for my family because I am the sole provider.

#2 Dr. Okun

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 03:28 PM

One issue I have seen is simply under-medication and also not taking meds freuqently enough. You may ask your doc about tuning up the sinemet. Also you may consider physical and occupational therapy and a new neurological exam to be sure it isn't something else (e.g. spinal stenosis).

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