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Wed, May 8 12:34pm · Climbing Stairs with PD in Parkinson's Disease

My husband LOVES the I Love Kickboxing classes. He is often the only guy there and definitely the oldest. He goes most days of the week and only skips class if he goes running instead. His PD symptoms have not progressed. We are looking to move into a 55+ community with first-floor living next year. We hope it will be our last move and can get home health care when he or I become unable to take care of ourselves.

Thu, Feb 28 2:59pm · Prolia treatment for osteoporosis in Bones, Joints & Muscles

My internist advised me not to take Fosamax or the related drugs after I reminded him of my acid reflux. I tried Prolia once but think that it may have caused increased muscle and joint pain in addition to my osteoarthritis. Exercise seems to be the only safe option. Just have to get motivated.

Tue, Feb 19 2:10pm · Climbing Stairs with PD in Parkinson's Disease

Hi Steve, you seem to be at the same stage as my husband and hopefully the exercise you both do will greatly slow down the progression. My husband runs on days when he doesn't do the "I Love Kickboxing" classes.

Tue, Feb 19 2:06pm · Climbing Stairs with PD in Parkinson's Disease

My husband did see a neurologist who also mentioned Rock Steady Boxing. The classes near us had very limited times as my husband still works. He enrolled in "I Love Kickboxing" classes and loves it.

Tue, Feb 19 9:52am · Climbing Stairs with PD in Parkinson's Disease

@hopeful33250 So far, my husband has occasional tremors in one hand, some jaw/chin movements (wondering how common that is), and some loss of smell. On our first visit last month, the doctor observed some loss of arm swing movement and facial expression, but I don't notice that much. Looks like he is in the early stages. He's not taking any meds for PD.

Tue, Feb 19 8:03am · Climbing Stairs with PD in Parkinson's Disease

My husband was diagnosed with PD last month at age 58. Thankfully, he likes to exercise. For those of you who can no longer climb stairs in your residence, approximately how long after your first hand tremors did that happen? We are trying to figure out when we will need first-floor living. I know this differs for every patient, but I am just trying to get some idea.

Wed, Feb 13 2:53pm · Prolia treatment for osteoporosis in Bones, Joints & Muscles

I have had one shot of Prolia. Not sure I want to continue because my osteoarthritis pain is getting worse and seems to be spreading to more parts of my body. I don't know if Prolia is contributing to the joint and muscle pain, which is a side effect. I also don't get that it can cause increased fractures when the drug is supposed to be strengthening your bones. I probably need to force myself to exercise instead.