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Sudden Deterioration

Inability to walk

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#1 Nbenedek



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Posted 07 July 2013 - 09:20 AM

My dad has been suffering with this disease for several years. His decline has been gradual. Up until yesterday, he could walk a few blocks by himself with a cane, eat by himself (including pouring water into a cup), and do other basic things alone. Suddenly, yesterday morning, he broke out in a sweat and has been unable to walk at all. He is also trembling from head to toe and can't even hold a utensil. Is this kind of dramatic deterioration normal? It literally happened over night!

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#2 Dr. Okun

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 02:07 AM

It is not normal to experience a very sudden deterioration in Parkinson's disease. I would take him to the primary care doc and have him checked for infections and other causes and also hydrate with plain water (a lot of it). Also, visit the neurologist and get PD meds optimized.

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