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Ndayitund

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    Sharing and learning from collective and individual experiences and knowledge about Parkinson's disease in general and its evolving symptoms and side effects of meds in particular
  1. Ndayitund

    Mouth and tongue movements

    One thing/symptom I failed to express earlier: the suspicion that my two middle lower level teeth have shifted up and in, and/due to the pressure exercised by my jaws when my lips are tightening or "collappsing". I have a dentist appointment next week to double check on this very recent observation. And to go back to one of my original questions, is it fair to think that Sinemet is the med mostly associated mouth, tongue and lips movements for PwP? I really appreciate all the comments I have seen on this topic, even those from 2011. Grand merci!
  2. Ndayitund

    Mouth and tongue movements

    Thanks you so much for your response. I need to be able to describe better the tightening or collapsing of lips that I am feeling and its timing vis a vis when I have been taking my meds. I will be back on this topic with more questions probably next week. Many thanks again!! Ntam
  3. Ndayitund

    Mouth and tongue movements

    Maybe this is where I should have directed my post of a few days ago, hoping this topic is still of interest: Posted Monday at 11:54 AM ยท Report post Although recently (June 2015) diagnosed with "early parkinsonism", and after being introduced to Thinking Loud and Working Out Big therapies, my meds consist now of Sinemet (25-100 mg, 2/2/1.5 per day) and Azilect (1 mg per day, from June 2015 to December 2016) or Rasagiline (1 mg per day, January 2017-now), in addition to my on-going Lipitor/Atorvstatin (20 mg/day), Aspirin (325 mg/day), Plavix (75 mg/day) and Vitamin D3 (2,000 IU/day). My major symptoms: Moderately to Severely Affected Speech/Moderately Impaired Speech; Severely Affected Handwriting;Slow Walking, Requiring No Assistance, Experiencing Some Inreased Festination, Short Steps or Propulsion; etc. I am getting the hang of what's going on in my treatment, except for the lips tightening most of the time when I am not thinking about my mouth and on-going speech challenges. Is this a med side effect or PD symptom? Has this been discussed here on this forum? I have taken to chewing gum as way of controlling what's going on in my mouth. Any other suggestion and as a way of getting ready on how to express this challenge when I go to my doctor's appointment in July 2017? Quote Edit
  4. Although recently (June 2015) diagnosed with "early parkinsonism", and after being introduced to Thinking Loud and Working Out Big therapies, my meds consist now of Sinemet (25-100 mg, 2/2/1.5 per day) and Azilect (1 mg per day, from June 2015 to December 2016) or Rasagiline (1 mg per day, January 2017-now), in addition to my on-going Lipitor/Atorvstatin (20 mg/day), Aspirin (325 mg/day), Plavix (75 mg/day) and Vitamin D3 (2,000 IU/day). My major symptoms: Moderately to Severely Affected Speech/Moderately Impaired Speech; Severely Affected Handwriting;Slow Walking, Requiring No Assistance, Experiencing Some Inreased Festination, Short Steps or Propulsion; etc. I am getting the hang of what's going on in my treatment, except for the lips tightening most of the time when I am not thinking about my mouth and on-going speech challenges. Is this a med side effect or PD symptom? Has this been discussed here on this forum? I have taken to chewing gum as way of controlling what's going on in my mouth. Any other suggestion and as a way of getting ready on how to express this challenge when I go to my doctor's appointment in July 2017?
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