Re: is Parkinson's related to genetics at all?
Hi. The Madopar is holding the shaking at present, and my husbands PD shows only slightly in his hands, and a rocky walk! You are having far more difficulty as I read from your threads. Drs/specialists say that it's a guessing game basically to hit the right meds. I found Azilect on this site and our Dr said it wouldn't hurt to give it a go! It's brilliant for husbands personality - he was depressed and that stopped and he says that he now feels close to his normal self again.
No tension now. Some fraught moments at the start as a very active sporting man could not believe that he was vulnerable and, as I believe that a positive attitude is half the battle I did get annoyed with his 'glass half empty' attitude.
We spent a lot of time at the Dr for minor things which I thought were anxiety. That has passed. He now accepts that if he potters in the garden etc he needs to have a rest or the body will ache.
But...I am a two year cancer survivor, having always been 100% healthy, and when the unexpected flattens you it's a shock. I think this has helped me be more bending with regard to my husband's frustrations. Life throws curve balls!!
Last edited by cejayb; 12-18-2009 at 01:00 PM.