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#1 sandiCT

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 06:51 AM

I was diagnosed with RP 18 mos ago. I am on Amantadine and Azilect. Over the past 3 months, I have had increasing pain on my affected side from my neck through my shoulder and into my bicep muscle. It is getting worse with time. Is this likely a PD symptom? I am a 62 yr old female, an MRI of the cervical spine was negative for nerve related pain. Thanks for your thoughts.

#2 Dr. Okun

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 03:43 PM

This is likely PD and your medication regimen consists of two very very weak symptomatic drugs. We suggest trying a dopamine agonist and/or sinemet and this usually will alleviate the pain if PD related. Remember with the agonist to be vigilant for compulsive/obsessive behavior.
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