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  1. Azilect (Rasagiline)

    Thank you Dr Okun!
  2. Azilect (Rasagiline)

    Thank you Doctor Okun! I was going to ask one more question: Is dystonia an illness different than PD? and how is it diagnosed? Is there a special test? Just wondering maybe my mom has dystonia.Thanks again.
  3. Parkinson and hand tremor

    Hello dmCwolfe, She saw a good neurologist and I believe he evaluated for Dystonia. Is that evaluated by a neurologist? Is there any special test for that that needs to be done or just doctor observation? Thank you for the reply!!
  4. Antidepressants and Rasagiline and Pramipexola

    Thank you so much Hunter Dan and J of Grey Cottage. Your answers helped me a lot. I will keep you updated about my mom's doctor visit and how it turned out. It will be in months and she will ask her doctor if she can add Rasagiline to her medicines. She is 70 years old and she is walking 30 minutes every day. She lives in Turkey and I live in US. Researching for her makes me feel better maybe if I were living with her I would not research that much and spend fun time with her. Just trying to be useful for her. And friends like you help me a lot. Thank you so much for providing support!! And I am so glad that you are doing well.
  5. Parkinson and treatment drugs

    Thank you Stump for the side effects information. It is always good to know. My mom will ask her doctor in two months when she sees him. She still has some tremor in her hand and it is bothering her. She is hoping to have some positive effect by using Azilect since it might have some protective effect. Did you try using that medicine for two weeks? I read somewhere our body might adjust itself after using that medicine for two weeks but if the side effects are severe or you can't put up with it, you definitely did the right thing to quit. Also your doctor told you stop so it is not questionable I believe. Well thank you and I will let my know about that.
  6. Parkinson and hand tremor

    Thank you everyone for the quick replies. That helps my mom (and me)a lot. She is very thankful to you too.
  7. Parkinson and hand tremor

    Hello Everyone, Sorry for a lot of questions! My mom is currently on Pramipexola 0.375 mg ER. She is diagnosed PD in July 17. I just talked to her. she is doing great but her hand tremor did not go completely and I think it is bothering her. Is there any home remedies that she can do herself to lessen her tremors? Any special exercise techniques, herbal or natural remedies other than drugs. She will see her doctor in December. I also wonder how often does she need to see her doctor? (which is not covered by the insurance) Does she need to see her doctor every other month? Thanks
  8. Parkinson and hand tremor

    Hello Everyone, Sorry for a lot of questions! My mom is currently on Pramipexola 0.375 mg ER. She is diagnosed PD in July 17. I just talked to her. she is doing great but her hand tremor did not go completely and I think it is bothering her. Is there any home remedies that she can do herself to lessen her tremors? Any special exercise techniques, herbal or natural remedies other than drugs. She will see her doctor in December. I also wonder how often does she need to see her doctor? (which is not covered by the insurance) Does she need to see her doctor every other month? Thanks!
  9. Parkinson and treatment drugs

    Hi Lonnise, Sorry for another question. Is it 5 mg of Sertraline or 50 mg of Sertraline? Just wanted to be sure. My mom is on 25 mg of Sertraline. Thank you!
  10. Parkinson and treatment drugs

    Thanks Lonnise! It is good to know there are some great people here helping each other. I appreciate your time and ideas. Hope your husband feels better too.
  11. Parkinson and treatment drugs

    Thanks so much Discovery!! We will definitely check with a pharmacist and her doctor too. Her doctor did not recommend beacuse he said azilect is interfering with antidepressants. But she is on a very low dose sertaline 25 mg and if the doctor recommends to quit that medicine, maybe she can start using azilect. I have read so much benefits and also read it delayed another person's PD as well. So why not use it? In my opinion antidepressant are important too but if you are mentally feeling fine and you need to sacrifice one medicine, it should be Sertaline, not Azilect!! Hope doctors can understand that help my mom. Thanks again for a quick reply!!Hope you feel better everyday.
  12. Parkinson and treatment drugs

    Hi Discovery, Are you using any kind of antidepressants besides Azilect(Rasagiline)? I have read there might be interractions between Rasagiline and SSRI antidepressants. I was just wondering that. My mom is currently on a very low dose sertaline (25 mg) and we were wondering if she should ask her doctor about using azilect. Can she use azilect while using antidepresants? Is there any other side effects of azilect? Thank you!! Looking forward to your answer about that.-Rainbow
  13. Parkinson and treatment drugs

    Thank you so much for the valuable information. That really makes sense. Exercise is not like your homework, we can't say, hey let's finish it quickly in 30 minutes then we can do what ever we want for the rest of the day.I don't think this will improve PD. Being as active as much as possible is the key to defeat that disease.
  14. Parkinson and treatment drugs

    Thank you so much sandybette. I just want to print out your answer and read it to my mom everyday because somebody (not a doctor/, she met at a shopping place) told her not to exercise very hard, and she was just doing her 30 mins walk. I know that exercise is so important too. Her doctor told her I don't recommend rasagiline at this moment because it interferes with antidepressants. Thanks again and I am so glad that you are doing fine.
  15. Hello Everyone, My mom is a newly diagnosed PD patient and using Pramipexola (0.375 mg) and Zoloft(25 mg) Is there anybody who uses these drugs? What other drugs are you using besides or other than these drugs? Is there anybody on Rasagiline as a newly diagnosed patient. My mom was diagnosed in last July. Also what type of exercises and how long do you do it? Do you prefer cardio/high intensity exercises or low intensity, like walking 30 mins a day? Which one is more beneficial? Sorry for a lot of questions, just trying to figure out what is best for my mom at this moment. Looking forward to hearing your type of treatment plan! Thank you for your time!
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