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#1 Timwolf

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 02:39 PM

Dr. okun:

I am titrating down on my sinemet to see if I have parkinsons.  I am doing this for my next visit at my nuero appointment. At first my dosage (all in a weeks time) was 1112, then 1111, then 111, then just 1.  Isn't this rather fast? Would you please shed some light on this.

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#2 Dr. Okun

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 04:33 PM

This should be discussed between you and your doctor.  In our practice we have no standard practice but if possible we wean slowly over several weeks.


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Posted 11 December 2013 - 04:37 PM

This should be discussed between you and your doctor.  In our practice we have no standard practice but if possible we wean slowly over several weeks.

I appologize sir.  This is being done over several weeks.  Not just one week.  Sorry about that.

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 04:47 PM

This should be discussed between you and your doctor.  In our practice we have no standard practice but if possible we wean slowly over several weeks.

Dr. Okun:

Let me try this one more time.  first week 1112.  Second week 1111.  Third week 111.  fourth week 11.  Fifth week 1.  Does that seem to fast?

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 09:30 AM

A five week titration would seem ok, but we don't get into specifics on the web forum, only generalities-- you need to be managed in person.  I am sure you understand that we want to help with some general guidance only, but all medical decisions need to be between you and your doctor (team).


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Author of the Amazon Bestseller Parkinson's Treatment: 10 Secrets to a Happier Life
National Medical Director | NPF
UF Center for Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration
Read More about Dr. Okun at: http://movementdisor...hael-s-okun-md/
or Visit Parkinson's Disease treatment and research blogs at:
NPF's What's Hot in Parkinson's disease
or his parkinsonsecrets.com blog for treatment tips




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