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Old 09-29-2005, 11:57 PM   #1
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Next Medicine for Parkinsons?

Hi anyone and everyone,

Please answer if you have any knowledge of this subject.

My dad is now taking carbidopa/levodopa for parkinsons. 1 1/2 yr ago when he was first diagnosed, he barely had any tremors. Just the shuffling steps and the bent head (down). Also the stiffness of joints.

What is the next step - medicine wise - for him, that might help some. He now has more tremors. And he crumples, sort of, when he tries to walk or get out of the car, sometimes! He says he feels dizzy, but I think it is just his alzheimers and parkinsons illnessess! When he is tired or stressed, he has more tremors (much more that 1 yr. ago!).

What is the next higher/more helpful medicine, that might stop most of his tremors? Is the weakness in his legs, due to his parkinsons? Or could it just be a part of his low blood pressure?

If you do not know the answers to these ?s, please tell me where I might find them. Thanks. Take care. Wannabe