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Oct 14, 2018 · Withdrawing from rasagiline (Azilect) in Parkinson's Disease

My motor symptoms were quote mild (list to left in gym situations; slower left hand performance while typing or "finger-flapping." Non-motor symptoms included anxiety because my brother had recently died from PD complications; increased irritability; and a kind of melancholia which I ascribed to boredom in retirement. Not enough in themselves for Dx. However, after a DaT scan, my movement specialist determined it was incipient PD. Rasagiline alone was prescribed as a possible block to progression. It certainly has been successful at keeping any further motor symptoms at bay. The non-motor are more iffy; they often depend on whether I'm getting along with my daughter-in-law! Memory weaknesses worry me but being 81 may account for some lapses. So, in answer to your question, I must say I don't know my indebtedness to the pharmaceutical industry.

Oct 13, 2018 · Withdrawing from rasagiline (Azilect) in Parkinson's Disease

Left a patient portal message but haven't heard from him yet. (Globe-trotting researcher type, I'm afraid.) Besides, I'd like to see who I actually am without it now after a year.

Oct 12, 2018 · Living with Parkinson's Disease - Meet others & come say hi in Parkinson's Disease

Yes, it comes as a shock to PD patients to find that they must be their own advocates. Not all of us are temperamentally suited to stare down the doctor as he's about to bolt for his next patient to ask about recommendations for exercise, or PT, or speech therapy. But you should. Britain's National Health Service by comparison encourages an immediate team approach to PD care. Collegiality best benefits the patient. (cf. NICE Guidelines)

Oct 9, 2018 · Withdrawing from rasagiline (Azilect) in Parkinson's Disease

I have taken rasagiline as a mono treatment since my diagnosis a year ago. I want to come off it for several months to have a procedure done which includes the use of lidocaine. Is anyone willing to share what they experienced after stopping ragasiline?

Dec 31, 2017 · Parkinson's and Speech/Swallowing Problems in Parkinson's Disease

Yes. I was diagnosed in October after a DaT scan. I’m being treated with Azilect (rasagaline) and visit this discussion group and another hoping to compare my response to the drug with other people’s.

Dec 31, 2017 · Parkinson's and Speech/Swallowing Problems in Parkinson's Disease

Singing, especially in a chorus, is life enhancing for all. But there’s some visual discord in this Joyful Noise Youtube. The chorus members with neurological disabilities are inappropriately singled out, I think, by their bright green tee-shirts. A standard white-shirt chorus look would have enhanced the harmony of the event without magnifying the neurological side of some of the singers identities.