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#1 aab

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 08:33 PM

Dear Dr. Okun;

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I am a PD patient since 1995. My son is 44 and he kicks in bed, but  he is not aware of it. Otherwise, he is healthy. His wife recorded a video of him kicking his legs while sound asleep. He does not do this, or other involuntary movements while awake.

 

Do you see this kicking as an early indication of Parkinson's disease. What steps could you kindly suggest to clarify this issue

 

Thank you 



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Posted 10 February 2017 - 11:02 PM

Sometimes restless legs syndrome does pre-date a diagnosis of Parkinson but this is not always the case.....

 

Getting him a sleep study could be useful.  REM sleep behavior disorder (acting out your dreams) is strongly associated with a future diagnosis of PD but again is not 100%.


Michael S. Okun, M.D.

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Author of the Amazon Bestseller Parkinson's Treatment: 10 Secrets to a Happier Life
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UF Center for Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration
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Posted 11 February 2017 - 02:37 PM

Many thanks, Dr. Okun



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Posted 19 February 2017 - 11:38 AM

It is our pleasure to help on this forum.


Michael S. Okun, M.D.

Author of Amazon Kindle, Paperback and Audio of 10 Breakthrough Therapies for Parkinson's Disease
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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