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Is magnesium supplement safe to take for folks withPD?
It is good to hear from you again. You might consider checking with your neurologist about this question. I'm not a medical professional but I do take a magnesium supplement in the evening. My PCP said it is good for constipation and most of us with PD do have that problem. From what I understand magnesium is also good for the muscles, which include the heart.
In looking up this on "google" I don't see much in the way of scholarly articles.
Let us know if you find out more about this.
By the way, the last time you posted, you were starting the patch. Is that working well for you? I look forward to hearing from you again.
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Hi Teresa. Thanks. Yes, still on neupro patch, 1mg. No side effects. Change patch every 24 hours. No on/off time.
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That is good to hear that you are doing so well with the patch. Are you still pedaling or have you started a new exercise program?
Teresa, i still pedal for Parkinson three times a week. If i miss a class i can feel stiffness. I read somewhere that table tennis is being recommended for PWP. How are you doing?
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I'm doing OK, still have the tightness in the thigh, but with the stretches I learned in PT that is under control now. I am beginning to have some neuropathy-like symptoms (tingling) in the inner part of my right leg and knee, this is the same side where the tightness is occurring. I've put a message into the neurologist about that so I'll wait and see what she says.
I understand what you mean about missing exercise and feeling stiff. Exercise really makes a difference.
I'm glad to hear that the patch is working so well for you. You mentioned table tennis for PWP, what does PWP stand for?
I had to find out what PWP meant after someone mentioned to me in an email…People With Parkinsons (PWP). Hoping neuro has answers on the tingling. Have a good evening.
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Thanks for helping me with the acronym! I wonder if table tennis is good because it causes you to focus, follow with your eyes and move? These are all good exercises for PWP and are part of the PD Dance Class that I go to. Do you have a PD Dance class in your area?
@mariemarie Hello Marie
Did you ever find out from your doctor about magnesium supplements for PD?
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Hi Teresa. No, i see neuro end of May. Ill ask then. I'm still on neupro patch and doc upped to 2 mg. He also added sinemet one pill once a day. Feel good. No more ham string pain. Pedaling for Parkinson three times a week plus one hour boxing plus one hour walkiing .Hope you are well.
Nice to hear from you. It sounds like you are doing very well with both the meds and the exercise program. I'm doing OK. Still have the thigh tightness and now some neuropathy on the inner right leg. An EMG showed some inflammation at the root of a never in the lumbar spine, L5. PT has helped that some. I have some options of getting a steroid shot or taking Neurontin, but I'm not sure about that yet.
I'm having some evaluations regarding a heart valve issue right now, so I'll see how that goes.
I look forward to hearing from you after your neuro appointment at the end of May.
I think the rigorous pedaling has helped me a lot. Good luck with evaluations. I'll let you know what neurologist says about magnesium.
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