Category: fluctuations in parkinsons

Best way to Deal with AM (early morning) offs! By Dr. De Leon

” When the world careens out of control, we can rest in the fact that God spun this world with a simple word. Matter from emptiness. Beauty from void. Community from chaos.” Mary E. DeMuth Today, I will talk to you about a subject that is so important for us with PD to know and

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Demystifying Dyskinesias: By Dr. De Leon

Today, I though I would talk once more about the dreaded D- dyskenesias- We have all seen patients and heard stories of the horrible life of having dyskenesias – many are so terrified that they avoid taking medications altogether. Are all involuntary movements dyskenesias? No! some parkinson’s patients along with parkinson’s plus  and parkinsonism patients

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Intelligent Decision Making: by Dr. De Leon

” I regret less the road not taken than my all fired hurry along the road I took.” Robert Brault Many years ago when I first began this journey with Parkinson’s disease as a young doctor there were very few choices in the treatment of PD. since then there has been an explosion of new

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Anxiety in PD: by Dr. De Leon

cation ” anti-anxiety pills, I would take them but I am afraid …” Anxiety also thought of as excessive worrying is something that I have had lots of experience in dealing with as a physician and caregiver but until my medications were reduced after last hospitalization, I myself had never felt this way. I am

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Dealing with off Periods: HOT Topic @WPC 2016 -By Dr. De Leon

“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.”~ Pablo Picasso   One of the hot topics to be covered next week at world Parkinson’s congress 2016 at Portland Oregon is that of dealing with motor fluctuations. I am very sad that I won’t be able to meet so many

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Signs that your body is in trouble – especially in midst of living with PD: By Dr. De Leon

There are many subtle ways that our bodies tell us that something is not right. The body is a perfect organism always in balance. Have you suddenly had a craving for something sweet, sour or salty? I have – and is not just pregnant women that have cravings. Funny thing when I was pregnant I

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I am having trouble swallowing …could it be my Parkinson’s or something else? By Dr. De Leon

“The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.” Julia Child   As we start a New Year, thoughts of health and staying healthy seems to be one of the foremost concerns in most of our minds, at least they are for me. Most of us who have

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Wearing off it’s hard to do! By Dr. De Leon

Wearing off it’s hard to do! By Dr. De Leon.

Wearing off it’s hard to do! By Dr. De Leon

  “He stopped loving me in the thick of my loving him.     He was finished but I was not.  I felt like I had been stopped in the middle of an orgasm.” ~ Stopped by Carmen  R. Rutlen When I was practicing I used to have an intellectual grasp of  the motor fluctuations ; yet never

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