Friday Five July29, 2005

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-11-2002
Friday Five July29, 2005
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Fri, 07-29-2005 - 11:43pm

The Friday (night) 5

1. Do you think the outdoors temperature affects your med efficiency?

2. Do you think its wise for newly diagnosed pwp to delay Sinemet
until its absolutely needed to function?

3. How many pills do you take a day?

4. Are you aware medications can be provided for those who cannot afford them?

5. Have you taken a medication that caused your PD symptoms to worsen?

Have a great weekend. Welcome back Lauren Sue

ruben





iVillage Member
Registered: 10-11-2002
Sat, 07-30-2005 - 12:21am

1. Do you think the outdoors temperature affects your med efficiency?
Yes I think the extreme temperatures (heat/cold) cause stress, which depletes medication.
2. Do you think its wise for newly diagnosed pwp to delay Sinemet
until its absolutely needed to function?
I’m not sure if taking sinemet early on affects PD progression. If taking sinemet makes for a better-improved quality of life then yes start the sinemet. Always follow your neuros instructions.
3. How many pills do you take a day?
14 total pills
4. Are you aware medications can be provided for those who cannot afford them?
Yes.
5. Have you taken a medication that caused your PD symptoms to worsen?
Yes in a drug trial. It caused me to freeze and fall asleep periodically
through the day.

ruben





iVillage Member
Registered: 03-28-2003
Fri, 08-05-2005 - 1:02am

Hey, it's Friday...maybe a week later, but never too late to post. Thanks for posting this Ruben...


1. Do you think the outdoors temperature affects your med efficiency?


YES, BIG TIME


2. Do you think its wise for newly diagnosed pwp to delay Sinemet
until its absolutely needed to function?


Depends

3. How many pills do you take a day?


at least 11


4. Are you aware medications can be provided for those who cannot afford them?


That's good to know


5. Have you taken a medication that caused your PD symptoms to worsen?


Yes


Lauren Sue

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