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  1. Yes fish oil should help with dystonia, which I have, although not too bad anymore. Nicotine reduces anxiety from my experience - I have never smoked but the patches are nice because it is steady release so no highs and lows although I think it lasts a little less than 24 hours. Many studies on nicotine for PD and one study on it helping spastic dystonia. I plan on staying on it forever. However nicotine withdrawal is horrid from what I hear. Patching for a couple days to see if it helps should not set up addiction but using it longterm will.
  2. Fish oil - helps prevent dyskinesis, nicotine - obviously addictive so you are on it longterm unless you want to go through withdrawal, magnesium - relaxes muscles, citicoline to make the C/L last longer, meditation and exercise
  3. Symptom increase in the heat???

    I do much better in heat. Cold makes everything stiff and slow. Even very hot is better than any cold.
  4. Anyone Else in the PPMI study?

    I couldn't do it. For me the yearly spinal taps were too much. If not for that would have probably joined.
  5. Parkinson's with GBA or LARK and 9/11

    I definitely think you are on to something. I hope that if I can heal myself, which I intend to do, I can pass that healing back to my ancestors and forward to my son. Hopefully healing some of the karma of the fear.
  6. Parkinson's with GBA or LARK and 9/11

    Hi Janey, I would be very interested in your results. I am GBA and LRRK2 positive and fit all your variables except I was not in NY around 9/11. I however was living in a situation with a lot of fear for about 10 years before my diagnosis. I wonder if the ancestral fear of jews that may be embodied in the mutations combined with the real fear set this in motion as it seems like it would around 9/11 as well. I hope you can find people and you'll come back and share what you find. best wishes, Lena
  7. Treating PD through psychiatry?

    And it makes you wonder about applying monthly neonicotinic pesticides application many do for fleas as that has been linked to PD in people.
  8. Treating PD through psychiatry?

    So i talked to the other three vets in my practice and I think you are on to something Otolorin. We have all seen many dogs with all the signs of PD and they are the ones that don't respond much to meds probably because we are treating them for pain and anxiety not PD.
  9. Treating PD through psychiatry?

    Otolorin, I've been thinking about your question all day. I have seen so many animals with all the symptoms of PD and those are the ones that the standard meds don't work well for. I truly believe we are missing it and not treating it correctly. You have peaked my interest - I might try Sinemet at a low dose in the next one I see. Thank you!
  10. Treating PD through psychiatry?

    Re Mucuna - I think it is a fine treatment and works well for many and is neuroprotective - it didn't resonate with my body - made me very jumpy/anxious if I took more than one a day. It was the first thing I tried.
  11. Treating PD through psychiatry?

    Some dystonias are also C/L responsive. I haven't diagnosed an animal with PD but I am starting to wonder if we are missing it in some of the old, shaky, slow, rigid dogs.
  12. Treating PD through psychiatry?

    Three kitties and a former Taiwanese street dog Alli. Do you have animal companions?
  13. Treating PD through psychiatry?

    Yes definitely animal geek also - I talk to the crows in our neighborhood every morning and enjoy my four animal companions
  14. Newly Diagnosed

    Agree with Dave. Get back on the C/L - newest thoughts are it actually slows progression if you start early but keeping your dopamine receptors alive.
  15. Treating PD through psychiatry?

    I have never smoked. I have all the symptoms of PD - rigidity, slowness and tremor and abnormal dat scan and two mutations that cause PD -GBA ( which raises your risk 5x) and LRRK2 (which gives you a 50% chance of getting PD). However primary dystonia has all the symptoms of PD with a normal dat scan, same area of the brain for both but no destruction of dopamine cells in dystonia. My dat scan was abnormal so I was diagnosed with PD by my neurologist. HOWEVER because Serge Brinn (he is one of the founders of google and is LRRK2 with no PD yet) donated 50 million to studying LRRK2 we know a lot about it. Two recent studies show all people who carry LRRK2 mutations with no PD have abnormal dat scans and all people with LRRK2 have at least some non-motor signs of PD. Do we all have mild/early PD??? So in my case there is no way to show if I have full on PD with secondary dystonia or LRRK2 mutation signs with no PD yet or very early PD and a primary dystonia with partial functional paralysis on my left sign. I got PD sudden onset which is much more common with dystonia and I can trick my body into normality for short periods which is another sign of dystonia. However there is no way for me to tell especially since I may have both. There is some thought that LRRK2 Parkinsons is a different disease because there is usually no cognitive component and there is a thought that the destruction mechanisms are different - from us being born with short stubby neurons that die easily and mirochondria disfunction as opposed to the protein plaques in other forms of PD. However there are many similarities if that's true.My supplements are aimed at PD and my specific mutation. And I'm treating the dystonia as well. Sorry I'm kind of a big medicine/science geek!