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  1. swamper

    Good morning!!

    LAD: You will love the Rock Steady training! My DH and I and a coach friend attended the training last October. We have started a RSB group in our small town in Georgia, and it has been wonderful. We have eleven boxers enrolled now, and are needing to find a bigger place to hold our classes. You will find that the need is amazing, as are the boxers. Best of luck! Adrienne
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    muscle spasms

    Nine days ago I fell at boxing class, and pulled a groin muscle. Now I am having terrible spasms in the area, which nothing seems to help. I have tried increasing my c/l, and nsaids, as well as exercise, rest, and stretching. At this point I am desperate for relief. My DH is off to the drug store to get the ingredients for a c/l suspension. I know there is no point in going to the ER, and my PCP was out of ideas five days ago. Xrays showed no fracture of the pelvic bones, but the exam is classic for an adductor strain. Any ideas? I would appreciate any help you can give! Adrienne
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    10 good years???

    Maral: Thanks for sharing. I have thought of you often and remember so well how devoted you were to your dh. May you find peace in the knowledge that he is no longer suffering. Adrienne
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    Good morning!!

    jb: That is wonderful news! Rest up, and listen to your doctors now, until you are feeling good again. (Or listen to us instead, but do rest!) Swamper
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    Good morning!!

    Just said a prayer for you, jb. May the Lord be with you today, and all the days to come..
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    Good morning!!

    Dear jb49: I am sure you will jump up and dance! You have helped so many of us over the years; you deserve an excellent result from DBS. We would expect nothing less! You will be in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this newest adventure. Keep on smiling, and let us hear from you early and often! Swamper
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    DBS Course

    Thanks, Waruna, for posting this. It is an excellent course!
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    Good morning!!

    Dear jb49: Your post got me thinking---I have started to use Dragon software and now dictate many of my emails and letters, which makes it a lot less frustrating. You might try it! I am not terribly computer literate, but found it pretty easy to use. It learned my speech patterns quite rapidly. A thought for you---maybe it would make life a little easier, and also would allow us to read more of your musings!
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    The period at the end of the sentence.

    Genden, I am so very sorry for your loss. You have been a great contributor to this forum, and I am grateful for your insights. May you find consolation in knowing that you did your very best for your dh, and that he is finally at peace. Adrienne
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    Akathesia, is this present in your off?

    This was a real "aha" moment for me. I have had trouble with my right leg wanting to be elevated when I am standing still for a couple of years It is worse now and noticeable to others. I will be standing still, usually in the evening, and have to flex my hip and elevate my right leg. I am finding it happens more and more during the day now, and no longer find it a wearing off phenomenon. My MDS initially thought it might be a form of dyskinesia, but I now think it is akathisia, and will bring it up with him at my next visit in May. There is no pain associated with this but I cannot seem to control what my leg is doing. I also have found that in the evenings I have trouble keeping my right leg still when sitting, and keep crossing and uncrossing my legs. In my case, I believe it is a part of progression of the PD, as I have noticed it increasing over a period of time when my Rytary dose has been steady. As always, you have helped me sort out something that has been puzzling for a while. Thanks, everyone!
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    Good morning!!

    What a big week it has been for birthdays in the PD world. A couple of regulars on Patients Like Me have just celebrated 60 as well. Y'all are young whippersnappers! Happy happy birthday, JB from the swamp!
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    Washington Post article on marathon runner with PD

    Thanks for posting this, Super.. I have sent the link to our support group members.
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    Parkinson's Disease & Dementia

    @maral77 Please accept my sincere condolences also. You were indeed a wonderful helpmate for your dh, and I am sure he knew that. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Thanks for all of your help on this site.
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    Neupro patch

    I have been on Neupro for about a year. Started very slowly, and now am on 6 mg, and I find that the nausea has mostly gone away. I have itching where the patch was for a day or two, but that is manageable. It has smoothed out my med doses (Rytary four times a day), and has helped me get a solid six hours of sleep. I have noticed some mild leg swelling at night, but also have put on a couple of pounds, which I needed to do. All in all, it has been a good thing for me. I wish you luck with it. r
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    Early PD and vigorous exercise

    I pay $70 per month, or $15 per session, at the program in Amelia Island, Florida. The program we are starting in Blackshear GA will be free in the beginning, except for the cost of the gym membership. But our coaches are all volunteers. My understanding is it varies depending on the location as well as the set up.