My Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms

Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms October 5th 2017

Currently the medication is helping me a great deal so that my Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms are alleviated and I am living fairly normally see details of my medication here

My biggest problem is that my feet still stick to the floor at times, but I’ve not fallen over now for months and my voice is still very weak but I can manage.

My life has improved massively since being prescribed a prolonged release version of the Ropinirole and I am doing just about everything that I was doing previous to to the onset of my Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms.

Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms April 24th 2017

Having been very physical over the weekend, I am feeling a lot better, I’m not feeling the constant tingling in my fingers like before, so I don’t know if the medications are working or if I’m just coming to terms with the diagnosis.

What has not improved are my legs and feet which still seem to be getting into a tangle – although not to the point of falling over, but I’m shuffling and staggering more often. My neighbours probably think I’m drunk; I’m not although I still enjoy a glass or two of wine with my evening meal.

I have decided to increase the dose of pramipexole from 3 a day to 2 in the morning followed by 1 at lunchtime and one at bedtime, to see if that helps my legs.  The dose can go up to 2  three times a day so its well within the limits.

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system, PD is more commonly seen in the elderly. With most cases occurring after the age of 60, the sickness rate after the age of 65 is about 2%. Most cases are sporadic, less than 10% of the patients have family history of the disease.The main pathological change of PD is the death of dopamine-generating cells in the substantia nigra, a region of the midbrain; then it causes obvious dopamine DA to reduce in the corpus striatum. The cause of this pathological change is unknown. Many risk factors have been found, including: hereditary factors; environmental factors; aging factors; oxidative stress and so on. Read more here

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