Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Michael J Fox Parkinson's Disease

How do I know if my loved one has experienced psychosis?

relaxed posture

Do any PD medications slow down the disease?

I started with Q 10 when I diagnosed as Parkinson's last five years old.

It is not the parkinson's medication but a supplements as some doctors prescribe for an early parkinson's patient.

I take Sinemet regular on the third years when my movement is slow. I increase Requip medication and improve my movement after six months. Besides I take vitamin and supplements daily as I do blood test on my vitamin and mineral level twice in a year.

Diet, nutrition and exercises are important too .

I wish to thank PatientsLikeMe Forum that I learn and share with the readers on how to battle the diseases.

All are in one to slow down the parkinson's. Discipline, perservation, consistance on yourself are the power to battle the parkinson's as It is a chronic disease and expensive for treatment.

Different life in different country


You are truly an inspiration fighting to shine a light on Parkinson Disease and educate the public in Lumpur. We forget sometimes just how different life is here in the States compared to many parts of the world. Thank you for being there and using your talents to make life better for others

Is PD strong or pretending?

"It's not about surviving the storm, it's about learning to dance in the rain."

PD is a disease that we have to learn to fight to slow down the progression but not tolerate for its progression and stay pretending to be strong with the disease.

It is the matter how much life we have in our existience or do we just exist in this life. In short Learn to accept and adapt/alter the changes of your life with PD

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Is world cup a fever or allergy?

World foot ball tournament is a fever in every corner of the world recently. Betting for the unknown result of a team is warming up. The competition continues until there is only the winner left. Is it allergy or fever? Why is it drawing crowd to see the tournment? Is it a feeling of pleasure or satisfaction that you get or people who are connected with you have done well? Success in sport is a source of national pride.

Friday, June 11, 2010

getting tired

Getting tired
posted by teokimhoe on Jun 10, 2010
A good sleep is always the best solution, this is something that everyone has the time for when you are tired. This is the way to help you stay alert and awake

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


My first experience with parkinson's disease was poorly told. It is fresh, raw and startling news. As years going on I have grown more knowledgeable with the disease. I joined PLM forum and I don't feel very alone as my life arm with knowledge, understanding and power. I learn to take an active role to educate myself with the disease and the tools to live to the fullest with Parkinson's though parkinson's is an extremely individual syndrome.

“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude to me is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. It will make or break a company…a church…a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past…we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you…we are in charge of our attitude!” Linda Maitan & Ron Friedman--9/9/96

I saw my neuro for the first time since joining PatientsLikeMe. Time spent and experience gained on this site armed me w/ info and made me feel that I had a network quietly supporting me...And it sure felt good. ” —Multiple Sclerosis Community Member

Monday, June 7, 2010

The Power in recovery

Hi Lexigirl,

I fully agree that most parkinson's patients hold the belief that their health is destined to deteriorate
over time. Perhaps the deterioration will be slow, but deterioration at any pace is unavoidable.
They believe that their body is broken and needs to be fixed by someone else or some
magical drug in order for them to get well.

They do not believe the power in recovery; knowledges, exercises, medication, and supplemens.

Kindly surf Heroteo- The chronicles of a parkinson's fighter

The Power in recovery

Hi Lexigirl, Your articles are truely reflected most of parkinson's patients towards the feeling with the disease. My two brothers with Parkinson's disease do not believe the power in recovery. They are negative and opposite the power in recovery. I feel frustrated from helping them

dopamine agonists side effects

Some of the common side effects of dopamine agonists include:[2][3]

Causing or worsening psychosis
Orthostatic hypotension
Increased orgasmic intensity
Weight loss
Unusual tiredness or weakness
Dizziness, drowsiness, lightheadedness, or fainting
Twitching, twisting, or other unusual body movements
Pathological addiction (gambling, shopping, internet pornography, hyper-sexuality)


Azilect medication is good for relief of Parkinson’s disease.
Because PD is progressive, a treatment that has been effective for months or years may need to be changed over time.

After several years of taking carbidopa/levodopa, you may find that the benefits of the drug seem to wear off more quickly, resulting in what doctors call fluctuation from “on” to “off” time. When you are “on” you are able to move well, but when you are “off” you may have trouble again with tremor, slowed movement, increased stiffness, freezing (the inability to move), or difficulty walking.

If these problems seem familiar, your doctor may want to add AZILECT® to your carbidopa/levodopa therapy

Friday, June 4, 2010

Healthy eating

The following are a few guidelines for healthy eating:
•Eat a variety of foods to get the energy, protein, vitamins, minerals and fiber you need for good health.
•Balance the food you eat with physical activity.
•Maintain or improve your weight to reduce chances of having high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, certain cancers and most common types of diabetes.
•Choose a diet with plenty of grain products, vegetables, and fruits, which provide vitamins, minerals, fiber, and complex carbohydrates and which can help you lower your intake of fat.
•Choose a diet low in fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol to reduce your risk of heat attack, certain types of cancer, and to help you maintain a healthy weight.
•People with PD often lose weight without meaning to, due to nausea, loss of appetite, depression, and slowed movement. Unplanned weight loss together with malnutrition can lead to an weakened immune system, muscle wasting, loss of vital nutrients and risk for other diseases.
•Reduce your sugar intake! A diet with lots of sugar can have too many calories and too few nutrients. It can also contribute to tooth decay.
•Reduce how much salt and sodium you eat to help reduce your risk of high blood pressure.
•Drink alcoholic beverages in moderation as they have empty calories and little to no nutrients. Drinking alcohol can also cause many health problems and accidents

How to interupt the symptoms of early onset of PD

It is difficulty to interpret what and how the symptoms of early onset-slower progression?

As PD is a bouquet disease and is individual that have motor and non motor symptoms.

They do not come at the same time or together it is individual and the timing is different too.

As for me my PD is genetic/inherited as I have two brothers are PD. They are at the rate of three and four of PD and are at fast progression. They are at the age of 56 and 76 years old.

I have the symptoms of PD when I was at younger age.

I was diagnosed at the age of 65 years old as PD

Due to my determination and perservation and knowledge of the disease and medication I learn to fight the disease to slowdown from its progression. I am lucky by Lord grace I manage to slowdown my motor symptoms by strenous exercises however I still have non motor symptoms I pray the Lord for wisdom to be able to overcome early. Kindly visit website (Heroteo- the chronicles of a parkinson's fighter


The cause of hallucinations are many.

Most of the time hallucinations are caused by functional deficits in the brain.

We have neurotransmitters in the brain. A very important neurotransmitter is dopamine.

The majority of antipsychotic medications block the absorption of dopamine -- they work to lower the amount of dopamine in the brain in order to reduce psychosis and hallucinations.

Too much dopamine speeds up nerve impulses which in turn can contribute to psychosis and hallucinations.

Schizophrenia is an example of a mental illiness where too much dopmamine is thought to contribute to hallucinations

how much sleep do you need each night?

How Much Sleep Do You Need Each Night?
The following is a guide to reference to see how much sleep you need each night to have a restful and healthy night's sleep:


•Birth – 2 months: 10.5 – 18 hours
•2 – 12 months: 14 – 15 hours


•12 – 18 months: 13 – 15 hours
•18 months – 3 years: 12 – 14 hours
•3 – 5 years old: 11 – 13 hours
•5 – 12 years old: 9 – 11 hours


•8.5 – 9.5 hours


•7 – 9 hours