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#1 Luthersfaith

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 07:08 AM

If you read this please answer 'yes' or 'no'. If 'yes' how does it help you?
"I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world." - Jesus (John 16:33)

#2 Beau's Mom

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:23 AM

No.

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.


#3 MarciaJ

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:28 AM

No.

<3.<3.<3.
 

I had treatment for cancer in 2003-2004.

 

Symptoms started shortly before Diagnosed 2006. At Age 54 .

 

Waited 5 years before it was necessary to start meds. 

Meds-Carbidopa/levodopa 25-100mg cr tabs four times daily
Benztropine 2mg tabs twice daily
B12 tab for memory loss, one daily

 

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#4 Island Woman

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:42 AM

No!

#5 LarryH0123

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:53 AM

No.

#6 rws2266

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:26 AM

Yes. A 50/50 hybrid keeps my tremors to a minimum

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 12:43 PM

Yes, eases the pain and helps me sleep.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 07:11 PM

Nope

#9 Luthersfaith

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:19 PM

The use of marijuana is illegal here in Indiana. But 10 miles to the north in Michigan it's perfectly legal. If I lived in Michigan I would be trying it.
"I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world." - Jesus (John 16:33)

#10 annfisher43

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:22 PM

Luther off topic alittle bit where a outs in Indiana I used to live in northern Indiana alittle ways from Kendallville

#11 Luthersfaith

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:26 PM

Outside of Notre Dame...east. I've driven through Kendallville
"I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world." - Jesus (John 16:33)

#12 annfisher43

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:50 PM

Lived just outside Albion. Small world

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:08 AM

No.

Sheila ^_^

 

Current age= 62

Symptom Onset- 2009 (56)

 

Current meds:Sinemet 3X/day (25/100) 


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Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:27 AM

nope
Don't be hard on yourself, try your best and be strong!

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:22 PM

No. But if I was 10 miles from Michigan....

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:08 PM

if it helped me and was not punishable by law where i reside, i'd be all over it. How many of you above responders gave an emphatic "no!" because of laws? Marijuana has been proven to do many positive medical things. Was only declared illegal when prohibition was repealed. More money for the liquor companies. How many of you would refrain from alcohol or tobacco if it were illegal?
many people just don't know how to think for themselves and need a Rush Limbaugh ( drug abuser) tell them what they are supposed to think.

#17 Beau's Mom

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:38 PM

Marijuana has also been proven to be addictive and to decrease your cognitive abilities as well as increase apathy. I already have significant cognitive deficits as well as PD induced apathy. Addiction runs strongly in my family. Therefore, I decline to try it. For me, the risks outweigh the benefits. In my state it is legal for anyone over 21 to use.

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 21 February 2013 - 09:33 AM

No, but I do find that wine helps me. It relaxes my neck muscles My 2nd neuro told me to switch from red to white....something to do with the sulfites. I'm sure a cardiologist would say red, but neurologists say white. Who knows.

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 02:01 PM

I didn't understand vipowitz to be saying that at all. How could you possibly have inferred....oh, never mind.

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 07:24 PM

Sorry Luther This is what I think........
I didnt mean to infer that Rush was dumb. I'm certain he is not. Nor do I believe that Chris Matthews is a rocket scientist. Rush may be, however, firstly an entertainer,a (possibly) recovering drug addict, grossly arrogant, far holier than me, a hypocrite and also (I'm quite certain of this) a bigot. As far as Obama is concerned, I'm not impressed by what he has accomplished but he's way down on the evil scale when compared to George W Bush. Roll that up and smoke it.

Edited by vipowitz, 21 February 2013 - 09:11 PM.





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