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  1. Everett

    Sinemet and Tremor

    I was diagnosed with Parkinson's two months ago at age 57. I've had a left hand tremor for over three years but no other symptoms to date. I've been put on a trial run with Sinemet to see if it affects the tremor (I understand it doesn't always). I'm getting close to the upper end of the titration and haven't really noticed anything. In your experience, what should I be looking for--slight reduction only, a gradual reduction that plateaus out at lower amplitude, or some kind of step-change at a certain dosage point? Thank you for any thoughts.
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    Working with Parkinson's?

    Thanks for the encouragement. I'm certainly going to try and stay active. BigRingGrinder: I was under the impression you can't get a Private Long-Term Disability Insurance policy once you have a diagnosis of Parkinson's. Is that true?
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    Working with Parkinson's?

    I'm 57 and have been diagnosed based on tremor and a DAT Scan that looked "somewhat abnormal." I've had a limited tremor in the left hand (rest, postural and motion) for over three years, but no other discernible symptoms (at least discernible to me or family and friends). I exercise five times a week (aerobic and weights), feel fine, and am currently on no meds, though I do accept the diagnosis. I'd like to keep working into my early 60s at least since I enjoy my work. Work is only a five mile commute on local roads, not physically hard and has few moments of real stress. I'd greatly appreciate any thoughts people with experience have as to how realistic my goal is. Thank you.