Jump to content


E-Newsletter Signup Like us on Facebook Sign Up For Our e-Newsletter
Photo

getting sick when you have PD


  • Please log in to reply
7 replies to this topic

#1 metfan31

metfan31

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 205 posts
  • LocationNorth Suburbs of Chicago

Posted 23 October 2013 - 01:30 PM

Just curious if anyone else has had this occur or not. Recently Dx with PD in stage 1 only. My baseline symptoms there is minimal reduction in speaking volume but noticable, when medicated voice is normal. The issue comes with when I am sick...

The past two colds I have had resulted in me losing my voice for days. Cold before meds I actualy lost my voice for a week and was actually over the cold before it came back. This time I am on Sinemet 25/100 3xdaily and Azilect 0.5 mg daily I lost my voice completely for 48hrs and am still at about 50% still having cold symptoms.

Has anyone else had a cold impact their ability to talk more than normal? Wonder if this a PD thing or if I have just become prone to larengitist (sp).

Thanks

Richard

#2 christie

christie

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 636 posts

Posted 23 October 2013 - 02:25 PM

Any stress (physical, emotional, trauma, infection, etc) can aggravate our symptoms. So, this could be just your PD symptoms going south, because of the virus effect, could be a combination of other factors as well. My first advice  is to consult an ear, nose and throat specialist. Make sure your PD is only to blame. My second advice: don't get sick. Avoid close contact with sick people, don't touch your eyes and nose with your fingers, wash your hands frequently, especially after touching surfaces such as doorknobs, tables, books, etc   in public areas.

 

Get well soon !!


-English is not my first language !

-Aged 39. Diagnosed at 35. On levodopa monotherapy (500mg daily).


#3 sarahjo

sarahjo

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 205 posts

Posted 24 October 2013 - 09:49 AM

i have noticed that when I get a cold or sickness that my stiffness and tremors are flared up. I try to stay well as much as possible, stress does it to me as well, best of luck could it be that out dominate symptom comes out?



#4 Beau's Mom

Beau's Mom

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,527 posts
  • LocationSeattle, WA

Posted 24 October 2013 - 05:29 PM

Stress, even good stress, can make symptoms more intense. I've noticed during a suspenseful movie that I am thoroughly enjoying that I begin to twitch more. I've had an incredibly stressful 13 months: had two surgeries, an unsuspected 5 week overdose of Sinemet CR, a separation, at least 19 moves. The result of it all was that, last week, after my last hospitalization for an infection in my recently implanted feeding tube, I came down with shingles! That's why it is so important to do everything we can to reduce stress. One young man from Ireland with YOPD asked me on Facebook, "Who did you piss off?" after he read only the story of the past three weeks! I could just hear his Irish accent!  :D 


Dianne

I am not a human being trying to have a spiritual experience; I am a spiritual being having a (sometimes difficult) human experience.

#5 PatriotM

PatriotM

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 309 posts

Posted 24 October 2013 - 07:59 PM

Wow Dianne, that's quite a lot to endure in a short period of time! Things have got to get better after all that!

#6 chelle

chelle

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 189 posts
  • LocationDeep South Louisiana

Posted 24 October 2013 - 10:50 PM

Stress, even good stress, can make symptoms more intense. I've noticed during a suspenseful movie that I am thoroughly enjoying that I begin to twitch more. I've had an incredibly stressful 13 months: had two surgeries, an unsuspected 5 week overdose of Sinemet CR, a separation, at least 19 moves. The result of it all was that, last week, after my last hospitalization for an infection in my recently implanted feeding tube, I came down with shingles! That's why it is so important to do everything we can to reduce stress. One young man from Ireland with YOPD asked me on Facebook, "Who did you piss off?" after he read only the story of the past three weeks! I could just hear his Irish accent! :D



I really hope things start looking up for you. Very aorry to hear u are going through all that.

#7 Beau's Mom

Beau's Mom

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,527 posts
  • LocationSeattle, WA

Posted 24 October 2013 - 11:09 PM

Things are starting to look up, thanks! The one think I've discovered with PD is that I can feel like a victim or be happy in my heart knowing that my body may have PD, but my spirit does not. I am resilient and an excellent advocate for myself and others, so while I'm lying in bed exhausted I'm still happy!


Dianne

I am not a human being trying to have a spiritual experience; I am a spiritual being having a (sometimes difficult) human experience.

#8 sessie

sessie

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 64 posts

Posted 25 October 2013 - 01:27 PM

I feel like people with PD shouldn't be able to get normal colds & illnesses. It seems like having PD should give a karmic medical pass for all other things! :P

 

Wish it were so!






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users