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Linda Garren

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Parkinson's symptoms, meds, habits
Age 70. Diagnosed July 2013, but seem to have had symptoms for many, many, many years.
Symptoms include mainly profound fatigue, tremors, poor balance, apathy, loss of executive functions, difficulty in recalling names and words, micrographia, clumsiness, and mild and very occasional dystonia.
Sinemet 50/200 4 times day.
0.5 mg Alprazolam nightly (for good night's sleep, no vivid dreams)
10 mg. melatonin nightly (to help with sleep)
5000 D3 twice daily
Organic extra virgin olive oil on organic bread toasted in a.m.
2 Tablespoons unfiltered organic apple cider vinegar in 8 oz. water 2 times a day
Kefir/yogurt--6-8 oz daily

Eat organic as much as possible, limit sweets (not always successful)
Prilosec once daily
Essential to get 8-10 solid hrs. sleep nightly. 
Other medical issues
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome--Helps to get plenty of sleep, rest at intervals during the day, and limit stress.
Clinical depression--treated well with Bupropion HCL X--300 mg daily and Duloxetine 90 mg daily
Esophogeal spasms, hiatal hernia, acid reflux--Prilosec once daily in morning
Itching--Allegra as needed
Lower-back pain--1/2 of 7.5/325 tablet of hydrocodone and 200 mg ibuprofen as needed occasionally.0
Meningiomas (slow growing)--Followed by yearly MRI.
Filamentous Borrelial Dermatitis (systemic issue related to Lyme Disease pathogens--Research ongoing)
Polycythemia Vera--81mg aspirin and 500 mg Hydroxyurea once a day; 1pt. blood drawn every 6 weeks as needed to keep blood thickness under control
Phil. 4:6,7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.