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  1. noah

    pain medicine

    I have 2 bad hips (not from PD all my siblings have the same issue) and since I like to sleep on my side i have been taking either 1 325 tylenol or 1 motrin. Is one pin reliever better than another? Would either the tylenol or the motrin interefere with the absorption of the trazadone I take @ bed?
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    sq pump

    what is the status of the sub q pump put out by neroderm
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    Duopa Pump...

    I am actually considering it . i have DBS and have been having a terrible time with being off especially in the afternoon. My doctor wants me to try Apokyn shots to see if that helps. It is suppose to get you back on quicker. I am very concerned about the surgery. I know if I can do brain surgery I can do this, but the other thing that scares me is having an open orifis to my body.
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    medicare coverage

    I just went on medicare 6/1 and have some questions. I have been going to a pt to help with m y balance. I had been going twice per week, but after Jan when my copay went up to 50 per visit I have been going once per week. She thinks I was doing better twice per week but it got go expensive. So I found out today that medicare will only pay for 44 visits per year. Thats not enough. I am not sure if my secondary will pay or not Has anyone run into this problem.
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    medicare coverage

    The business person @ the office told me. I checked the medicare web site and it only pays for 2010 for pt per year which is about 44 visits .
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    Nutrition interventions

    I want to look into a ketogenic diet but its all protein . I find that protein effects the absorption of my sinemet. Has anyone found that to be true
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    liquid sinemet

    I have been making liq sinemet for use @ 5 and 7 pm I started making it in the morning and then I have been putting it in the refrigorator It could be my imagination but it doesnt seem to as well. Is it safe to make it ahead does the temp when you drink it make a difference
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    liquid sinemet

    As you know I have been doing the liquid form of sinemet @ 5 and @ 7. I have been taking 8 tbsp @ both times. I started out with 7 tbsp and had to increase it. So in order to make my mixture my doctor told me to grind up 13 IR sinemet, and 2 Vit C in to 1 cup of water. It sounds like a lot of medicine but it works. Before i started to drink the liquid I never had this time of day under control. I was off all the time. When I started this regime I was taking 1 rytary and 3 IR sinemet @ 5 and 2 @ 7. This still didnt control my symptoms my question is that if there was a time that I couldnt make the liquid lets say I fell and had to go to the hospital would I take 13 pills. I actually did fall and had to go to urgent care but I had made the mixture earlier in the day so there wasnt an issue i just threw it in my purse
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    medication and exercise

    I was referring to taking extra immediate release sinemet. Mark what is the best type of exercise , my husband is telling me that walking is best. If so what does walking do that other types of exercise don't
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    medication and exercise

    good idea so you actually take it right before you exercise? I know everyone is different but how much extra sinemet do you find you usually need
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    medication and exercise

    As I read this I am off because I worked out that day and forgot to take extra sinemet usually 1/2 pill is enough but you have to remember to take it !
  12. noah

    DBS Course

    Do you think it would be helpful if you already have DBS or is it more for someone considering it
  13. noah

    medication and exercise

    I have noticed that when exercise i am usually off after wards. I used to work in a diabetes center and it reminds me of when a person with diabetes work out they can get a low blood sugar which means that their blood sugar has run out. i try to take 1/2 sinemet either before i exercise.( If I can remember) or at my next dose Mark does that make sense? i
  14. I am a register dietitian and am very interested in the relationship between food and pd Is there any way you could share your findings with me
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    DBS and Lithotripsy

    If you call medtronic they will tell you what to do
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    I'm back after surgery

    I am glad that everything went well with your surgery! I had already checked into it and because I had DBS I was disqualified. That would be so great if it turns out to work. I am praying it will I would much rather have a sq pump than one that is more invasive
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    I'm back after surgery

    Do you know what the status of the neuro derm pump? It goes sq instead of in your body
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    freezing gait

    I dont know if you are on amantadine or not but when my daughter got married i increased my amantadine from 2 to 3 1 day before the wedding and it worked!!
  19. beaus mom what kind of things do you use for meditations. do you really find it helps your symptoms
  20. i too have put my faith in god although I may not be cured I know I am not alone
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    I'm having surgery

    hope all goes well
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    timing of azilect

    had read somewhere on one of your posts that you shouldnt take azilect and sinemet together. I have been taking them at the same time for 10 yrs nobody told me not go. I was taking it at 630 with all my other meds. Since reading this I have been trying to take it at 730. the problem is I have having trouble remembering to take it, does it really make that much of difference
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    What is the max dose of trazadone what dose do most people take for sleep
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    Any thoughts about what I can do to improve my sleep whst is the max dose of the tazadone
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    I still am having some trouble at night I am up to 25 drops of valerian roo,t 50 mg of ttazadone which I grind up with applesauce I take the trazadone and the Valeria at about 9 and at 930 I take the melatonin and I try to stay up for at least15 minutes I then get in bed and I lay there for what seems like hours before I fall asleep i just started taking tolterodine 2mg at bed. Could they be aggravating my sleep issue i am sending this through again because I am not sure it went through the first time I was hoping to catch you before your surgery