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Edward Sky

rivastigmine

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Hi,

I had a neuro psych done and results were quite poor.  My work performance has also deteriorated and I received a poor review at work.

I cannot afford to go on disability now, due to having a kid in college. So he placed me on  rivastigmine .  

 

I was wondering if anyone else is or has been on this drug.  How long did you notice a change in things?  I have been on it two days, and feel somewhat clearer, but this might be a placebo effect.

 

Any thoughts would be appreciate.

 

 

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Hi Edward,

I don't have any experience with rivastigmine, so unfortunately nothing to add there, although I certainly hope it helps you.  I've had YOPD for two years and my day job is that I am a veterinarian who specializes in holistic medicine and hospice and difficult to treat diseases in dogs and cats including dementia. I rely on a host of supplements to treat my own disease and many are known for helping with dementia, esp lion's mane mushroom, high dose niacin, ginkgo and fish oil.  I feel like I now have the best mental health I have ever had, even before Parkinson's.  The high dose niacin was especially miraculous for me for mental health - there are a bunch of articles on it for use for dementia.  Before taking it I almost had to stop working my fatigue, anxiety and brain fog were so bad. Here's what I take

https://pathwithpaws.com/blog/2017/02/18/using-supplements-to-treat-young-onset-parkinsons-from-lrrk2-mutation/

and some info on using niacin

http://www.doctoryourself.com/hoffer_niacin.html

 

Hope this helps!

best wishes,

Lena

 

 

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Get on a regular exercise program. I take dance lessons and do the PWR program. 

www.pwr4life.org

I don't take the med you are referring to.. Maybe a post in the ask a pharmacist forum? 

 

Good luck. Keep fighting!

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