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Dyskinesia vs Akinesia

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If I am not tremor dominant am I more likely to have Dyskinesia or Akinesia? Can I have Dyskinesia if I am not tremor dominant? Can I have Akinesia if I am tremor dominant?

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Hi PD,

Maybe these are questions for the Doc, but it is my understanding that dyskinesia can be present with both tremor and non tremor PD types as it is a symptom of excess dopamine.  Akinesia is a defining symptom of PD and I believe can be present in both types as well.    I am not tremor dominant and have experienced both symptoms.

Gardener

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Hi Gardener,I am just curious,what type of dyskinesia have you experienced and have you been able to treat it successfuly?I am also non tremor dominant.

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Hi Otolorin,

A couple of years ago, I was taking 1,000mg of c/l a day and experienced wiggly feet and involuntary movement in my hand.  Over the past two years I've slowly reduced my medication to 650mg and almost never have dyskinesia.  I do have more PD symptoms now but I've adjusted and very happy to be on less medication.  I have a question for you - do you experience any tremor at all? 

Gardener

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