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#1 Beachdog


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Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:29 PM

Take the test:


I got them all correct ... maybe I should get a kewpie doll.

#2 Kathrynne Holden, MS

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:04 PM

Bravo, I would personally award you a kewpie doll, Beachdog -- I got the last one wrong. :oops:

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 08:24 PM

Wow, I got them all correct. Thanks, Beachdog, that was fun!

#4 Beau's Mom

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 01:25 PM

Not quite as comprehensive an exam as I stlll believe I could ace; interesting primer, though.

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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