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  1. Yeah, I'm 6' and about 156 lbs, and have been for the lat 10 years or so. Eat like crazy but can't gain weight
  2. Does anyone else have dreams ABOUT your PD?

    I dream about everything BUT my PD. I'm usually kicking a wild, attacking animal. About that time my wife is waking me up and yelling at me to stop kicking her...
  3. Eye Muscle Tremor

    Thx Gardner. Mine has been going for about a week now, out of the blue. Funny thing is it's my left eye, but my tremor is my right side. I have been doing my CE on line for the last 2 weeks, so it's possible it is a "eye strain" type issue. With PD tho.....???
  4. Eye Muscle Tremor

    ....yeah, so would I.......
  5. Eye Muscle Tremor

    Does anyone else have an eye tremor, or persistent muscle twitch in one of their eyes? I'm not sure if I have an eye strain type of twitch, or a tremor. With PD it's kinda hard to tell....
  6. Tumeric and other supplements

    Regarding Curcumin...according to curcumin researchers at Michigan State University, taking a supplement probably won't do you any good. "Finding a compound that can fix a protein when it first begins to misfold can lead scientists to identify drugs that can treat certain diseases. Doctors won’t be prescribing curcumin pills any time soon, though, Lapidus said. “Curcumin’s usefulness as an actual drug may be pretty limited since it doesn't go into the brain easily where this misfolding is taking place,” she said. “But this kind of study showcases the technique of measuring reconfiguration and opens the door for developing drug treatments.”
  7. Until ALL Americans rise up and tell congress that we HAVE to start controlling the rising costs of HEALTHCARE itself, no insurance plan is going to remain affordable. If our electric bills, or gasoline, groceries, water bills, ALL rose at the rate that healthcare costs are rising, our entire economy would collase. Why we allow this to happen is completely beyond me. I'm not talking about the cost of insurance (which is just a reimbursement vehicle....I'm talking about drug prices, hospital stays , surgical costs, etc!!) It's time for the government to step in and FREEZE healthcare costs until we can get a handle on things!!!!
  8. Need your opinion...on Retirement disability

    Stu, personally, the best thing I did for myself and my PD was take myself out of the stressful environment of full time work. My PD progression seems to be fairly slow, mainly 'cos I have no real worries. If you can "retire" and still pay your bills and have fun, then do it! (But yeah....lose some weight. At 6'2" you should be about 200lbs. I'm 6' even, 158 lbs)
  9. Restore Gold

    For what it's worth, my MDS told me that taking more than 6 tabs of 25/100 per DAY is the point where dyskinesia can begin in most people. Some people can handle 8 tabs per day, but usually between 6 and 8 is where it would start to show.
  10. Restore Gold

    %^^&*. Yeah okay. Argue just to argue..... If referring to Rasagaline as "generic Azilect" is good enough for Dr Okun, My MDS, and my Pharmacist, it's good enough for me. Surprisingly, the world is not awaiting approval from Mr. Fritz.
  11. Neck & Shoulder Issues

    I think the neck and shoulder pain is extremely common in PD, meds or not. Sometimes mine is terrible for days, but then mysteriously goes away for awhile. (actually it just moves to a different part of my body)
  12. Restore Gold

    Not sure where you heard that, but there is generic Azilect (Rasagaline)
  13. Restore Gold

    Most insurance plans in the US have very high deductibles, so out of pocket costs are very high. I was paying about $500 a month for Azilect before I found the generic thru Canada for $100 per month. Medicare is different tho. So, lots of people are paying lots of money for Azilect in the HOPE that it is beneficial. It's easier to substantiate spending the money when a doctor advises you to...
  14. How did you talk to others?

    I just figure it's no one's business...
  15. Restore Gold

    Azilect comes to mind.....