Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:34 AM
it is now 10:05 PM. I asked my nurse for something else, but the medical docs have only offered oral Zofran or oral Vistaril, which the nurse promised me 40 minutes ago but has not brought.. I called the charge nurse about to see if the medical doc could call the neuro docs to see if that missed dose of carb/levo 25/100 could have caused spasms in my esophagus since I've had dysphagia for almost one year. They are now offering me 2 mg of oral Ativan I don't have much hope of it working because nothing I have taken orally has seemed to kick in.
You probably won't see this till morning but I may still be awake at this rate so please answer as quickly as possible. Also, my lower stomach sphincter has frozen before for up to 8 hours before Could this be the problem and would a rescue dose of 1/2 25/100 carb/levo crushed with a Vitamin C and dissolved in 3 oz. of 7-Up be useful?
Thank you from an exhausted but not sleepy Parkie.
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.
Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:15 AM
For nausea consider increasing carbidopa (loosen) dose to go along with sine met, Tigan, or domperidone.
Hard to determine the cause.
On my last answer to your query I made some suggestions to your docs on the sinemet.
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