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#1 New normal

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 10:13 PM

I am new to the forum. I thought I saw a post which explained common abbreviations acronyms. Etc. I cannot locate it now.

I am curious about the symbols used..the star, the dot on post titles, some topics are highlighted. On the personal page for members..what is the rating ..good excellent ...how is it measured and for what.

I find this forum is excellent with administration. I just wd like to understand it better.

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Dx'd 6/13 @ 66. Symptoms 10 years prior.
carbidopa/l dopa 50/200 5x daily. Amantadine 100 mg 2x per day.
Normal DaT scan '13, normal MRI, '13 Dx'd w/l dopa challenge in office by MDS
Second DaT scan, 10/14, normal.
Symptoms: significant tremors rt & lft side, rt leg drag whn tired, balance, slow movement, cognitive/ speech issues, apathy
Live, laugh, and be grateful. :) "ACCEPT, ADAPT, AND MOVE ON." :)

#2 Beau's Mom

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 11:27 PM

HI New Normal,

 

The star indicates that you have posted on that thread. The circle indicates that you have not. I can't look while I'm typing, but the highlighted posts may be ones done by the professionals on the forum, or may just have had a certain number of responses. I have no idea who decides the ratings. I don't think I can be of much more help than that without going and looking at my own stuff. You might write to the NPF Forum Member Service Center and ask the people that run the show. I've seen the post of abbreviations somewhere in the last three years. It was posted by a member, but I don't remember which person.

 

Now it's time for bed!

 

Dianne


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 13 April 2014 - 08:12 AM

I believe this is what you are looking for:

 

http://forum.parkins...ore&module=help

 

Click on each topic to expand that area to read more about it.

 

Hope this helps!

 

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 08:43 AM

Dianne, love your new pic. one easter some one sent me that card and I have it sitting next to my computer...always good for a laugh.

 

Patricia



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Posted 13 April 2014 - 05:25 PM

Dianne,
Ditto,
I like your bunny pic!
Karen

Dx in 95' at 35- Normal MRI, Abnormal Da t Scan- Resting tremor- right foot, leg tremors. RX- 25/100 Carb/ l <600 mg,
1mg -Azilect, 3x daily -25/100 ER Carb/ Levodopa.

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 08:31 PM

Thank you for responding to my question. I am interested especially on the format of our profile..there is a numerical rating in a green highlighted space...under the rating is the term...good, or excellent, or neutral ...on what basis is that rating formed, who forms it, and what does it mean?
Dx'd 6/13 @ 66. Symptoms 10 years prior.
carbidopa/l dopa 50/200 5x daily. Amantadine 100 mg 2x per day.
Normal DaT scan '13, normal MRI, '13 Dx'd w/l dopa challenge in office by MDS
Second DaT scan, 10/14, normal.
Symptoms: significant tremors rt & lft side, rt leg drag whn tired, balance, slow movement, cognitive/ speech issues, apathy
Live, laugh, and be grateful. :) "ACCEPT, ADAPT, AND MOVE ON." :)




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