We went to see a new movement disorder specialist
here in town and he put my husband on Azilect. He
said it's supposed to slow the progression of PD. He
has only been on it a week so we can't really tell any
difference yet. Is anyone else on Azilect? Thanks
I have Parkinsons and have been on Azilect for a year. I don't know whether I would be worse without it, but believe that it is helpful for slowing PD. Be sure that you read the literature on it because it can cause problems with certain foods and medications.
My husband has been taking the Azilect for about 3 months now.
I don't know if it's our imagination or wishful thinking, but I see
an improvement and so does he. He says he feels better in general,
and he seems a little more like his "old self" to me. He also seems
to think that it has helped his depression.
My spouse started on Sinemet the day after his diagnosis, and Azilect a few days after that. I can see the expression on his face returning and he called me a couple of times during the day saying he had not felt like this (good) in years. I only wish I were a medical professional and could have helped him get to the Neurologist sooner since he has almost all symptoms but no visible tremors.
But so far so good. He has another appointment tomorrow. Rose, there is news that Azilect may help slow the progession of Parkinson's. But I admit that in the frame of mind that we are now, (diagnosed only 2 weeks ago) that we would be grasping at whatever therapy which claimed to slow the progression of Parkinson's. But the trial on Azilect I'm making reference to was done internationally I do believe. I have a link if you want it.