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Tue, Jul 23 1:59pm · Balance and lightheadedness in Parkinson's Disease

Yes, he has seen a movement disorder Dr. at the University of Iowa. He has no tremors but lightheadedness when standing or shuffling walk and balance issues. He has lost 30 lbs. since December and is very weak! He had a cognitive thinking test and passed that. Help!

Mon, Jul 22 2:23pm · Your Tips on How to Get Off to the Best Start with a New Specialist in Visiting Mayo Clinic

Thank you, he has been on carbidopa levodopa for 6 months, aricept for 6 months and amantadine for 3 weeks.
He has lost 30 lbs. since December when first diagnosed so was taken off of aricept, that can cause weight loss. He got the shakes from carbidopa levodopa and amantadine.
I am retiring early to stay home with him. Perhaps it will help?

Mon, Jul 22 1:56pm · Balance and lightheadedness in Parkinson's Disease

My 70 yr. old husband was diagnosed in December with Parkinsonism.
He has been on several different meds, but all seem to make him worse!
He does not have tremors, balance and lightheadedness when rising from sitting or getting out of bed in the morning.
HELP!