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Hello Britt @brittalisse

I appreciate your question regarding your mom’s situation. Your mom is quite fortunate to have you as her advocate.

You say your mom’s doctors have not given you any answers for these problems she is experiencing. Are you directing these questions to her neurologist, primary care doctor or cardiologist? The difficulty breathing can be related to Parkinson’s. I found an article from the NIH https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19715385. Here is another article, http://www.pdf.org/breathing that also speaks to breathing problems.

I suggest that you read both of these and then once again talk to your mom’s doctors about her medications. If you don’t get good answers, you should continue to pursue a second opinion.

If you read these articles, you will see that it discussed shortness of breath as a “wearing-off” symptom of the PD medication, Levodopa/Carbidopa. Is this the med that your mom is taking for her Parkinson’s?


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Teresa – thank you so much for the thoughtful and thorough feedback. I read both articles and they definitely seemed as though they might explain some of what is happening with her. I really appreciate it. We have an appointment with her internist this weekend and I’m still trying to get her into Mayo. Your advice provided some good notes for me to ask about. Thank you so much.

Hello Britt, @brittalisse

Thank you for the feedback. I am glad that the articles gave you some new ideas. I hope that your mom’s appointment goes well. Will you update us and let us know how she is doing?


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