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What is considered too much protein?

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miracleseeker    675

Dr Okun,

Over the weekend I put Silk soy milk in my mom's oatmeal for breakfast.  An hour later I took her outside for our daily walk and she could barely pick up her feet or straighten up.  On the carton it shows one serving has 8 grams of protein. Do you think that interfered with the absorption of her PD meds which she took an hour before she ate?   Today I switched her to Rice Dream milk which only has 1 gram of protein per serving.  She didn't exactly do a marathon but at least she flowed better than yesterday.  Does it really make that much difference or do you think it was just a coincidence that she reacted that way with Silk?

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Dr. Okun    411

It could definitely make a difference in the handful of PD patients who are very protein sensitive.

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miracleseeker    675

At the beginning stage of the disease my mom could take her meds right after a meal and it wouldn't make a difference what she ate.   If someone was protein sensitive it could happen later in life and not from the start?

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Dr. Okun    411

As the Parkinson progresses that is when meal times and possibly protein will affect dopamine absorption.

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