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What are some treatments which relieve tremors?
I would like to try fava beans to boast my dopamine levels. I found blanched and shelled beans but I don’t know if they have enough dopamine to make them worthwhile or how to prepare them.
Do you have any information on Lyme disease and Parkinson’s? I was bitten by a tick in 1998 and diagnosed with Parkinson’s 30 months later.
Do other PD people notice a change/worsening of symptoms seasonally? I just realized that for several years now my symptoms seem to increase about December or January. This time period is when I have been starting or changing or increasing medications.
Can you recommend any techniques to improve my walking? At present I tend to drag my right leg. If I go for a walk I am OK after about half a mile. I tend to drag my leg on short runs and around the houseÂ I am wondering about how to deal with slow movement. Are there any ways to overcome this? It is my worst symptom.
The medications are not working for me now. Can I get a blood test or a scan or anything else in the way of a test to tell me how good or bad I am and what can I do for myself. I feel so useless, not knowing what to do next.
Do you know whether there is a cure for the disease with the invention of a new pill at the forefront?
What is the best way to trigger a placebo effect and maintain it to reach the recovery?\
Can You Give Me a Suggestion for How to Revitalize My Support Group? People are losing interest and dropping out like flies.
What happens if you take Sinemet and Mucuna at the same time?
I am currently on a regimen of Stalevo, Azilect and CoQ10. My major problems are balance, muscle weakness (mostly left sided), worsening manual dexterity and some cognitive deterioration (including short-term memory problems). Are there any supplements to add or anything I should be doing to help slow progression?
Do you think that using the medications can make your symptoms worse? I have been taking L/Dopa for 6 months now and just increased my dose in the last couple weeks and I have noticed more tremors in my legs.
What is the best exercise for people with Parkinson’s Disease?
What are exercise and diet remedies that would help?
What natural methods can help me walk better?
My creative writing has come to a standstill because my hands and fingers are currently not flexible enough to type. I am trying to find other creative outlets, but I really love to write Any suggestions?
Somewhere I remember reading that PD people sometimes become more artistic. Is this really true?
What Helps People with Parkinson’s?
You do not believe that Parkinson’s is a disease? Do you not believe that there is physical damage to the part of the brain that produces Dopamine? Do you not believe that the damage has been verified by examining brain tissue from deceased Parkinson’s patients? Is the brain not part of the body? Is the brain just “out of balance”?Have you ever seen anyone whose primary symptoms are pain and a very unpleasant internal tremor or other sensation?
Do emotionally healthy, well loved people, who have had the advantage of diet, GET Parkinson’s Disease?
Can you compare Alzheimerâ€™s as a condition with Parkinson’s? Is one or the other easier or harder to address with regard to alleviating symptoms?
In terms of addressing the two, are there things that people with Alzheimerâ€™s can do to get relatively quick relief, whereas people with Parkinson’s can do similar things but it takes much longer to see relief?
I wonder why some people can ingest so called toxins and never get Parkinson’s Disease, and other people like myself do. It canâ€™t be that simplistic. It has to be a combination many other factors.
I wonder when Parkinson’s Disease Started. I wonder if it when the industrial revolution began, in the late 18th century, or before that?
What is the best way to determine an individual’s need for specific supplements – vitamins, HERBS, minerals, etc.?
With respect to your nutrition s