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  1. 18 while on meds. 3 worse from my 15 score from 3 years ago. Not bad I guess. My dosage has more than doubled since then. I can still physically do everything that I could before PD. I just get tired easier and have a tremor. Without C/L, my score would probably be more than doubled, but I don't want to even try to see what no meds feels like.
  2. swva

    See an MDS or continue to monitor as per my neurologist?

    My tremor was not the typical pill rolling tremor, but it progressed from a small tremor that I could barely see in my middle finger to a full blown hand tremor in a couple of months. With no progression in three or four years, it sure doesn't sound like PD. Trust your Dr. and don't worry about PD unless it gets a lot worse or if other classic PD symptoms appear and don't go away.
  3. swva

    Diagnosed with PD on 46th birthday

    Welcome to the club that no one wants to be in. Feel free to ask any questions about meds, exercise or any of the other fun stuff that we get to deal with. Keep up the lifting and maybe throw in some biking or walking or running if the joints can take it.
  4. swva

    Trying Sinemet

    C/L reduces my tremor, relaxes my muscles, eliminates my anxiety, keeps me from chocking on my saliva when I nap. Pretty much makes me feel better.
  5. swva

    Got my 23andme results

    I used the site below to get additional information based on my 23 and Me data. It doesn't cost much and you get your reports back in minutes. https://promethease.com/
  6. I see a neurologist every 12 months and any time in between visits if there is a problem with my meds.
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    Early Symptoms

    I never really noticed any slowness prior to my diagnosis. Tremor, stiffness, foot spasms, swallowing issues, and a little shuffling of the feet were my symptoms.
  8. swva

    Tremors only -- could it be YOPD?

    Early tremors in both hands and legs do not sound like PD or MS to me. I have PD and my wife has MS and neither of us have experienced those symptoms before.
  9. swva

    What drugs? supplements like inisine?

    Your doctor may have wanted to try you on an agonist rather than Azilect. Those do have warnings for sudden sleep issues.
  10. swva

    maybe PD?

    I am not aware of any recent studies that show that you end up worse after taking meds. The meds stay the same, but those of us with PD continue to loose dopamine cells. It would be great if you don't need meds, but don't be afraid to take them. They are life changing for many.
  11. swva

    alcohol and tremors

    My tremor usually really calms down after about 3 beers.
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  13. swva

    Great Club

    You don't have to quit all protein when taking levadopa. Just don't eat a burger an hour before taking your meds. Take your Levodopa, wait at least 30 minutes and then eat the protein. It is also better to eat smaller meals. Big meals (and I mean the big holiday meals) don't seem to clear enough before the next dose.
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    Coffee, tea or alcohol?

    I drink about 4 cups of strong coffee every day and have an occasional beer or mixed drink. Never have any problem unless the drink turns into 7 or 8. Then the next day is a little rough.