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Sep 10, 2019 · Living with Parkinson's Disease - Meet others & come say hi in Parkinson's Disease

Thanks Susan. I'm still trying to get my meds figured out. Sounds like you had similar issues with yours till you finally got the right dosage dialed in. I'm hoping to get there soon. It was reassuring for me to hear that I'm not alone in working through this.

Sep 2, 2019 · Living with Parkinson's Disease - Meet others & come say hi in Parkinson's Disease

Hi Steve. I'm doing my best to stay positive, getting a lot of aerobic exercise and trying to figure out the med program that works for me. Glad to find this forum as I navigate through this new normal.

Sep 2, 2019 · Living with Parkinson's Disease - Meet others & come say hi in Parkinson's Disease

Thanks! I'll read theTKR section for sure. I've had 5 surgeries so far on my right leg and don't take a decision to have more surgery lightly.

Sep 2, 2019 · Living with Parkinson's Disease - Meet others & come say hi in Parkinson's Disease

Did you go up to 3 tablets per day, or 3 tablets 3 times a day?
Yes, the meds were titrated. They were to increase weekly 1/2 tablet more 3 times per day.

I'll check back in after my appt.

Sep 2, 2019 · Living with Parkinson's Disease - Meet others & come say hi in Parkinson's Disease

Hi this is Dan. I'm a 68 year old male that lives in the woods of northern Wisconsin. I have numerous symptoms that led to a decent Parkinson's Disease diagnosis. The diagnosis helped to explain some of the symptoms that I was experiencing in the last, oh actually, couple of years. At this point in time I feel like I am able to deal with the symptoms. Probably most frustrating is the unpleasant reactions to the carbidopa-levodopa medication. Not seeing any positive effects after a month-and-a-half on the medication. Basically feel light-headed, dizzy, disoriented, fatigue while taking this medication. I'm seeing a new neurologist tomorrow and hopefully willl get some guidance on how to deal with this medication issue. Is this reaction to the carbidopa-levodopa uncommon?

I just have minor tremors in my right thumb. I've been doing a lot of research on dealing with Parkinson's. Luckily for me I enjoy vigorous exercise and continue to do that. I'm also looking into starting Big and Loud therapy.

in 1992 I had a serious accident that resulted in numerous fractures in my right leg. This makes exercising more difficult just dealing with the pain and swelling. Though complicated, I'm looking into a knee replacement sometime next spring if I feel that I have a handle on dealing with the PD.

Thanks for your help. I look forward to being a member iof Mayo Clinic Connect

Sep 1, 2019 · Living with Parkinson's Disease - Meet others & come say hi in Parkinson's Disease

hi this is Dan or jdb I was recently diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and I'm just starting to deal with it I have questions regarding medication exercises and what to anticipate it seems to be a good idea to become a part of this discussion group and I'm totally new to this so I could use some input as to how to get going. I did post something last night and I don't even know how to find it but I'm sure in time I'll get this all figured out glad you have this forum and I look forward to being a member of it thanks.