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I've just been diagnosedwith Parkinson's,does anyone have any suggestions on how to beat this?

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This guy is not only really smart, he knows about - and how to test and evaluate - the interaction of your diet with your individual body.

I'm not saying that it would make your parkinsons would go away or anything - But given how dramatic the difference Dr. Decker's advice can make for somebody with nervous systems issues like Multiple Sclerosis or Parkinsons, its definitely worth a consultation!

Good luck in your search for health, it may be simpler than you think.

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Just saw a news report that riding a bicycle can reduce the effects of Parkinsons. Do a search "parkinsons disease, riding bicycle". I hope this helps.
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My husband has had it for at least seven years and was diagnosed in 2005. He actually has Parkinson's with Dementia, aka, Lewy Body Dementia. At present, there is no way to 'beat' PD, but it can be managed with the proper medications. My husband was started on Stalevo for the Parkinson's symptoms, which showed an enormous improvement right away and still keeps him mobile. For his dementia symptoms, he uses the Exelon patch. (If you don't have dementia, count yourself as fortunate, as it is, by far, the worse of the two parts of his disease.) Find a good neurologist who specializes in PD.


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My dad had parkinson's. The medication that worked best for him was requip, and keep exercising.


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My Dad also had Parkinson's, diagnosed at age 65 with a tremor in one hand. Once on Levodopa, the tremor was gone. Many yrs later he walked with a shuffle, but otherwise you couldn't tell. He lived to 86, and didn't have to change his lifestyle. I suppose it's different for everyone. I think there may be new advances now, good luck to you!

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I'm currently on Levodopa.Been on it for about a week,still feel a little lightheaded & dizzy.I sometimes shuffle when I walk.I have been reading a book about Parkinson's,very interesting on how different medications have different reactions with different people.I know I'm going to have to beat this.I hope I don't get dementia from this.

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My humble advice.

1. Get a good neurologist who will work with you.
2. Ask about Stalevo, Requip, Mirapex and other treatments.
3. Learn all you can about living with PD. Most people die with PD not from PD.
4. Stay active.
5. Do not give up.

God bless.

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The aforementioned drugs can help control symptoms but do little to slow progression. The article below suggests Q10 can slow progression.
I believe the study used up to 1200 mg daily.

http://altmedicine.about.com/library/weekly/aa102602a.htm

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