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Old 11-15-2009, 09:11 PM   #1
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is Parkinson's related to genetics at all?

Is Parkinson's related to genetics at all?

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Old 12-13-2009, 01:25 AM   #2
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Re: is Parkinson's related to genetics at all?

They say that genes may make a person more likely to become a person with parkinson.I tend to think it is just a misfiring of that big mass of electrons and protons flying around in your head. If the world ever hurry up now that stem cell research legal the finally find cure and I can write and smile again. I now I am cry baby when we have staving kids around the world, plus mirade of muscle degenterative ilness.

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Old 12-14-2009, 06:08 AM   #3
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Re: is Parkinson's related to genetics at all?

Put a bunch of marbles in your hat and throw them all together straight up in the air, You have a basic knowledge of your brain. Now try to find one particulate marble before they all eventually all hit the ground. Then you have the marble that fires bad parkinson gene, or a root cause of a nerve attack. No one really knows at this point. The researchers are looking every where in your brain to find the root cause. I'm sure you have heard of the electrilcal shock theory of the early years and the new wave of electrical stumulation the big guns are studying. If you think you have the slightist chance you have Parkinsons get to a Nuerologist. Although; a systematic type illness you would be very smart to chasing down doctors for there opinions.
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Old 12-16-2009, 03:57 PM   #4
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Re: is Parkinson's related to genetics at all?

I have Parkinson and so my sister. I'm not saying it's genetic but that's what it looks like. Then I learned that exposure to pesticide also can be the source.

Anyway, I have tried different medications from Mirapex, Carbidopa/Levodopa
It didn't really help much until I was given a combo of Stalevo150 and Ropinerole/0.5 It did help improve my condition yes but as the disease progressed you may have to get an increase dosage. That's is my case!

I was told of DBS ( DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION) will be a good option for correcting this problem in the brain.

Any success story regarding DBS?
problem?

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Old 12-17-2009, 02:05 PM   #5
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Re: is Parkinson's related to genetics at all?

I am on Requip & exercise, by my Nuerologist and it is working to.

 
Old 12-17-2009, 04:08 PM   #6
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Re: is Parkinson's related to genetics at all?

You have made me wonder. No history of PD in my husband's family...he has been a successful sportsman...no smoking and only the occasional lager. But...in the later years he worked in the Fire Protection Industry in workpkaces and with the CO2 etc in extinguishers. Can this be a cause..or...as you say -and as I am inclined to believe, it's lifes roll of the dice. He takes Madopar and Azilect, the latter a great find for him on this site.

 
Old 12-18-2009, 12:34 PM   #7
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I have Parkinson's myself with no family history. Have these two drugs worked, cause I am still looking been to 5 head Dr.'s who don't know what to do. Second: is a personnel questioon so I would understand no answer. But is there tension between the two of you? I ask beccause it from time to time hardens our relationship with each other since she does not know what I go through, in other words I can't as she thinks turn it on an off like fighting through a cold or something.

 
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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!!

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