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    Maximum dose of sinemet in pregnancy

    Hi Divi. Mimilaster is right.Please ask your MD or Dr Okun on the ask the doctor's forum.Good luck.
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    The PD Roller Coaster...

    Hi Mac. Have you tried the carbidopa/levodopa challenge?Your neurologist will prescribe you the drug and after you use it,if your condition improves,you will be confirmed with PD diagnosis.If you haven't had this experience,it is worth trying.
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    Young Onset - a difficult road

    Hi Rob P. I am closer to your age and I have experienced brain fog and got lost while driving before,just like you.I was diagnosed roughly 3 yrs ago and currently on sinemet 25/100 mg 4x/day.I have kids like you in college and high school and cannot afford to let PD take over my life.It has been a tough battle,but we can never give up.As they say,hope is on the horizon,maybe one day,there will be a breakthrough for a cure during our life time.I am yet to try any antidepressants,but will try cognitive behavior therapy first.Welcome on board this forum.It is warm and pleasant here,your questions will be answered as you wish by fellow parkies based on experience.Also medical experts are always available to help.Keep exercising.
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    @ McCall. Your husband may benefit from balance exercises,which could be recommended by a Physical therapist.
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    PD Guy - Shot Thru The Heart

    Hi everyone. I have not posted here in awhile.However I have some questions,could it be some wives of pwp are just too depressed and afraid to be intimate with us anymore?Because we are not who we used to be anymore,and not attractive to them like before we were diagnosed.So what do you do if your wife is too afraid to go to your neurologist's visit with you,or even the Therapist's office for counselling?
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    longvida curcumin & nilotinib

    Dear Pharmacist. Thanks for your compliments and your support on this forum.
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    Mucuna Pruiens

    Thank you for your timely response to my question. I really appreciate it.
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    Mucuna Pruiens

    Dear Pharmacist. From your experience,at what dose can Mucuna puriens cause dyskinesia? I understand it can also cause dyskinesia. And how does one deal the cognitive and sleepiness side effect of sinemet?
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    Lost waiting for a diagnosis

    Christian V. Cheer up brother, while waiting for your appointment,push it and force it while you are still young,exercises has been proven to help.Don't let the symptoms pin you down.I felt exactly the same way when I first noticed my symptoms,filled with fear,until I got my diagnoses,after a waiting period of about 7months.The waiting period for my MDS initial appointment was tough,but I pushed through it.Yes you can! Good luck.
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    Strange "electrical nerve" sensations

    I get all types of buzzing in my Left arm and leg,sometimes painful,sometimes not painful,they are worse during wearing off periods.Sometimes I get them during my on periods.Gardener you are not alone.
  11. Dear Doc Okun. Here I am again seeking your advice.I recently increased my sinemet 25/100mg dose to 1/2 and a 1/4 tab ,four times daily at intervals of 3 1/2 hours.But after every dose I tend to feel tired,to the extent that people ask me on the phone if I feel sleepy from the way I sound.Please doctor what can I do to manage this problem,apart from taking a nap? Thank you for your time sir.
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    Shot in the dark

    ChrisS. The earlier you get diagnosed the less stress you'll have.Make an appoinment asap as per Linda's advice.
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    Good morning!!

    jb. Thanks for your insights as you heal.Get some hot packs for your shoulders.
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    Social Security Disability...who has been denied w/PD?

    Thanks, Dan and Golden01. I will discuss extensively with my doctors.
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    Social Security Disability...who has been denied w/PD?

    So I would suggest that it is better to go for SS disability screening when you are "off",for all the symptoms to be present.I understand that they consider the age of the PWP too,because at a certain age it may not be easy to secure a job outside one's profession even without PD,how much more with PD.