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I Have Or Know Someone With Parkinson's

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    Anyone With A Similar History To Me And My Family Please Get In Touch - Please tell me if you have a history showing a pattern of the following in you or your family: rheumatoid...
    ornithine ornithine 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 23, 2013

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    My Mom Has Parkinson's - It breaks my heart to see the lonely journey that she has ahead. There seems to be nothing that we can do. Even when we spend time with her during an...
    eugenetswong eugenetswong 36-40, M Jul 3, 2013

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    Vitamin D Deficiency Rampant And Implicated In Parkinson's And Cognitive Decline - Http://www.vitacost.com/Can-Low-Levels-of-Key-Vitamins-Lead-to-Cognitive-Decline?csrc=EM...
    conceptualclarity conceptualclarity 51-55, M Jul 29, 2010

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    What A Way To Start The New Year! Part 3 -      Now i want to begin this last (hopefully) story about my first 12 days of the new year and the bummer situation i had to deal...
    johnnybliss johnnybliss 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 15, 2012

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    My Dad Went Crazy And Left Home - I still remember the night he left. He and Mom had been fighting, and I learned to stay in my room when this happened. But I was curious, so I sat...
    superkitty17 superkitty17 31-35, F Sep 9, 2012

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    I See the Signs - I see the signs of Parkinsons.  I love this person.  How do I ask him/ tell him I know. 
    tinkerbelly tinkerbelly 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 18, 2007

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    My Daddy - He was diagnosed when I was 8. Im 16 years old now and anyone who knows what this disease is knows that 8 years later its pretty bad. He can't move he lays in a hospital...
    paris1213 paris1213 16-17, F Feb 9, 2013

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    My Dad Has Parkinsons, Left Home And Know Has A Gambling Addiction Due To His Meds - I'm 23 and my father was diagnosed with PD three years ago. He hid it for some time I found out...
    pennylanes pennylanes 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 20, 2012

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    I Was Diagnosed In April 2010 - I am a stay at home Mom of 2 girls.ages 11 and 14..and in april neurologist said I ahve pd..early onset..My only symptoms right now ...are tremors...
    tarotstar tarotstar 46-50, F 4 Responses Jun 8, 2010

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    If You've Been Diagnosed... - My father has had MSA for (as diagnosed) 4 years. Just in the past 6 months he went from being able to drive to not being able to get himself into...
    4vrUnique 4vrUnique 46-50 2 Responses Apr 6, 2010

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    Dorothy - I've known her all my life, since she would take me on after dinner "fat" walks around the block, her same light blue tennis shoes setting the brisk pace. I'd...
    Inman Inman 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 7, 2008

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    Evidence Suggests Usefulness Of Curcumin Against Parkinson's - http://www.lef.org/whatshot/2012_03.htm#prostaglandin Curcumin shows promise for Parkinson's Curcumin shows promise...
    conceptualclarity conceptualclarity 51-55, M 1 Response May 2, 2012

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    My MJ Fox Story - My dad has PD. He was diagnosed in 1997 after a stream of misdiagnosises. He has always liked Michael J Fox. I grew up watching reruns of Family Ties and knowing...
    meldew meldew 22-25, F Jul 13, 2013

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    Picked Mom Up From A Special Care Home This Past Week - [This was also posted on my notes section of Facebook.] I'm pleased to say that the home did a great job of taking care of...
    eugenetswong eugenetswong 36-40, M Dec 4, 2013

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    It's Hard, Watching Him Wither Away... - My dad used to be this vibrant energetic loving person and now he's this zombie that barely gets around, never smiles and seems to have...
    4vrUnique 4vrUnique 46-50 4 Responses Jul 21, 2009

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    Know What? Mom Still Has Parkinson's! -            I mean after all those pills, the attempts at physical therapy, trips to...
    johnnybliss johnnybliss 41-45, M 3 Responses Jun 2, 2010

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    Maybe A Trip To The Hospital Is Just What She/we Needed - Yeah, she'll be fine.  It's nothing we were too surprised about. i had noticed a change in her diet, and her overall...
    johnnybliss johnnybliss 41-45, M 3 Responses Jan 28, 2011

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    Crazy Driver - A couple of days ago I had to leave work early to renew my passport. On my way to the place I had to use a GPS because had never been there. The traffic was very...
    penguindate penguindate 36-40 2 Responses Jan 22, 2011

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    This Goes Out To You Dopamine Girl! - A dear friend of mine, who watched a friend of Hers slip into the madness of Parkinson's medication, said it best: "You take a perfectly sane...
    johnnybliss johnnybliss 41-45, M 4 Responses Aug 22, 2010

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    I Have Pd. - I found out that I have Parkinson's 2 days before Christmas a year ago. It has been a struggle finding medications that will work for me. I am doing pretty good right...
    Karisse Karisse 56-60, F 2 Responses Dec 26, 2009

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    Mom Has Pd And I'm Completely Torn... - My mom was recently diagnosed with Parkinson's but has been an alcoholic for the last 18 years. Needless to say, the alcoholism has...
    cscallender cscallender 26-30 1 Response Oct 7, 2010

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    ONE In My Father's Collection of Illnesses - My dad was diagnosed with Parkinson's following his second heart attack.   It's a life sentence,   Right about that...
    TacheyGirl TacheyGirl 26-30 5 Responses Sep 6, 2008

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    My Mom - and my grandfather. My grandfather is amazingly strong. My mom was devasted when she learned, and didn't tell anyone in our family except for me. She has a tremor in her...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Mar 18, 2008

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    A Tribute to my Grandfather - A few days ago, I lost my grandfather after a two month long illness. A very independent self-made man, he had completely lost mobility (especially in...
    cameronr cameronr 18-21, F 7 Responses Oct 1, 2011

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    Its The End - a few days ago my mom told me that the nurse that comes to our house to take care of my dad, said that he's pretty much going downhill from here and that taking him...
    paris1213 paris1213 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 23, 2013

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    Pat - Pat, was a brilliant scholar. A professor at a New Jersey college, Pat was retired. Pat was a cross dresser. A delightful, energetic, loving life kind of person. Pat was...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M Jul 5, 2013

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    A 3 Year Old Mind In A 85 Year Old Body! - I'm shaking. I'm tired. I don't have the energy to think. I'm truly a gifted writer; because, this is all I have the energy to do. My...
    4vrUnique 4vrUnique 46-50 11 Responses Apr 6, 2010

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    Vitamin E Can Treat And Prevent Parkinson's - http://undergroundhealthreporter.com/natural-vitamin-e-proven-parkinsons-treatment Excerpted from "Natural Vitamin E Proven Parkinson...
    conceptualclarity conceptualclarity 51-55, M Dec 26, 2011

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    Dropped Mom Off In A Special Care Home - [This post was originally posted in my notes section on Facebook. I shared my experiences and thought on tangential political and...
    eugenetswong eugenetswong 36-40, M Dec 4, 2013

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    A Stroll Into The Store - This is one of those good stories about living with someone with PD.If a picture paints a thousand words, well this video speaks volumes about how happy i...
    johnnybliss johnnybliss 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 5, 2012

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    My Mom Has Parkinson's(PD). -       I just got back from running across town (20 -30 min. depending on traffic) to assist my Mom in getting to bed. ...
    johnnybliss johnnybliss 41-45, M 2 Responses Sep 8, 2009

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    Its Killing My Grandmother - Which is so hard to watch because I always remember her being so vibrant and energetic.  Now she is always tired and she can't hold her great...
    NoGodsNoMasters NoGodsNoMasters 31-35, F Sep 8, 2009

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    Just Putting This Up For Discussion - Hey check this out! An old buddy of mine came down from Washington, showing up on my doorstep... to visit with my mom!  See, he is in his 50...
    johnnybliss johnnybliss 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 6, 2011

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    Just Another Story - My mother was diagnosed PD last year in the fall. It's been over a year now and she has started treatment months ago. She is 59 years old and I am 22. This has...
    Priskitteh Priskitteh 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 25, 2013

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    I was diagnosed with early onset Parkinson's several years ago, I will turn 50 later this year. Medication has helped me tremendously but I realize the effects of the medicine will...
    rss4764 rss4764 46-50, M Apr 5

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    My Grandmother - has Parkinsons, she was diagnosed 2 years ago she is 93 years old. Grandma lives over the other side of the country to me so I never get to see her any more, my...
    Indigosea Indigosea 36-40, F Sep 4, 2012

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    When Life Looks Like Easy Street.. - There is danger at your door. Uncle John's Band, The Grateful Dead.        It was just a couple of months ago, that i really thought my...
    johnnybliss johnnybliss 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 22, 2011

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    What A Way To Start The New Year! Part 2 - Sorry about that little break since my last story, "Part 1". But i had a pretty good excuse.I was trying to get my mom out of the effing...
    johnnybliss johnnybliss 41-45, M Jan 14, 2012

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    Living With Parkinson's Is a Nightmare to Say the Least - hi i am a 45 year old woman  who's been living and batting with Parkinson's for about 21 years and quite frankly...
    dopaminegirl dopaminegirl 41-45, F 3 Responses May 29, 2009

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    What A Way To Start The New Year! Part 1 - Okay!  On New Year's Eve, my, er.. uh, birthday, my mom was getting pretty bad after a rough couple of weeks, what with Christmas and...
    johnnybliss johnnybliss 41-45, M Jan 9, 2012

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    A Bit Of A Rennaisance - I won't be so bold to say that mom is "better", by any stretch of the imagination. But there have been signs that she is willing to get back in the ring...
    johnnybliss johnnybliss 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 2, 2010

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    But he could of done something different. He didn't have to leave me, he wanted to. And that's something I have to carry with me now. When I think of him, I think of giving up.
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    I have a brother with asperger but he was never diagnosed with asperger's. He was with some neurologists through childhood but all the time was the same thing "attention deficit...
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    Okay, I'll begin by acknowledging that I won't likely find a woman to have an affair with here. But I want to have an affair with a woman. I have been married 17 years and have...
    Mcluvinassman Mcluvinassman 36-40, M 5 Responses Mar 28

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    My life has been a constant battle in so many ways and i feel i will always have to battle to keep as stable as i can and to stay away from toxic people. I don't hate people that...
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