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Board: Parkinson's Disease 11-15-2008, 11:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,324
Posted By oldcow
Re: parkinsons disease

Hi,
One use of Cardiac mibg is in the differential diagnoais of PD and multiple systems (MSA).
There are several types of MSA,s as Shy-drager syndrome, striatonigral degeneration, etc.)
Cardiac...
Board: Parkinson's Disease 11-15-2008, 10:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,604
Posted By oldcow
Re: comton

Hi Sponge'
I have not been posting for some time.
Yes, I have taken Comtan (entacapone). I took it for 2 years and now I take Stalevo 150, whic contains 200 mg of Comtan per tablet.
Comtan has...
Board: Parkinson's Disease 10-01-2008, 06:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,656
Posted By oldcow
Re: Moving Toes

Hi glama9,
Is your uncontrolable toe movement a tremor ?? Many PD suffers develope dyskinesia which is involuntary abnormal movements; and caused (usually with PD) by to much
PD drugs, (As...
Board: Parkinson's Disease 10-01-2008, 06:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 908
Posted By oldcow
Re: Men's pants

Hi,
I never saw or heard of pants that button all the way down the sid, though there could be such a thing. I weigh over 200 lbs and can lift my "botton" up but i find putting a pair of pants very...
Board: Parkinson's Disease 10-01-2008, 05:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,824
Posted By oldcow
Re: Balance Problems

Hi sponge70
I am glade to talk with you. I do not come her every day, so excuse my delay.
Take care
John g
Board: Parkinson's Disease 09-22-2008, 07:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,824
Posted By oldcow
Re: Balance Problems

Hi sponge70,
My tendency is to fall backwards, not just at a sink or counter, but when I walk. I am very attentive to my walking and standing. This is called postural instability. The balance...
Board: Parkinson's Disease 09-22-2008, 06:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 11,648
Posted By oldcow
Re: Does Parkinson's Disease affect ones hearing?

I agree that PD does not affect the hearing.
PD can affect body systems other than the brain. The same mechanism that causes the death of dopaminergic neurons in the brain also affects similar...
Board: Parkinson's Disease 09-22-2008, 05:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 914
Posted By oldcow
Smile Apokyn

Question ??
Does anybody use apomorphinr (Apokyn) a dopamine agonist ?? It is an injection, and is supposed to work very well for about an hour.

John g
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Board: Parkinson's Disease 09-20-2008, 11:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,053
Posted By oldcow
Re: Stages of PD??

Hi,
There are 4 classes of drugs used to treat PD symptoms. They work on a
different part of the neurotransmission system. They are; 1.) Replacement
therapy. Sinemet a dopamine precursor (it is...
Board: Parkinson's Disease 09-20-2008, 10:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,053
Posted By oldcow
Re: Stages of PD??

gents. Cogentin, Artane.

John g
Board: Sinus Problems 09-16-2008, 11:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 26,277
Posted By oldcow
Re: Please help me preventing another sinus infection

Hi michell1107,
Sounds like you may have a sinus infection. You need to see a Dr. to be treatment
with an antibiotic ( if it i due to a bacteria ).
You could try something like Afrin nasal spray...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 09-16-2008, 11:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,272
Posted By oldcow
Smile Re: addicted to vicoprofen, someone please help!!!!!

Hi saucie911,
Darvocet N 100 is not a good pain reliever, (worthless in my opinion). It is
no better than 2 aspirin 325 mg tabs. You would be better off taking Motrin(ibuprofin) or Naprosyn...
Board: Parkinson's Disease 09-16-2008, 10:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,824
Posted By oldcow
Re: Balance Problems

Hi sponge,
I use a cane when I go out of the house. It helps my balancing problem. I
use my walker for inside the house when I am expierencing "downtime." A shoppiing cart is great for walking...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 09-16-2008, 05:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,076
Posted By oldcow
Re: Why do doctors say Tramadol is not addictive

Hi,
The Dr. and pharmacist should have known tramadol is addicting, but oviously they didn't. The pharmacy should have given out a info. paper about the drug, or councilled and talkto the patient...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 09-15-2008, 07:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,696
Posted By oldcow
Re: can i take ultracet??? and i am startin suboxone tommorow??

Hi,
Ultracet contains the same opoid analgesic as ultram. Both containe tramadol a
synthitic narcotic. Ultracet contains acetaminophen (Tylenol), additionly.
I don't thing it is a good idea to...
Board: Parkinson's Disease 09-15-2008, 07:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,824
Posted By oldcow
Re: Balance Problems

Hi sponge,
In your case with acid reflex, taking Sinemet with food is ok. The onset of action will be slower. I don't think it realy maters that much in the overal outcome.
John g
Board: Addiction & Recovery 09-14-2008, 11:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,165
Posted By oldcow
Re: Adderall Problem Girl

Hi, Adderall is a C-11 combination of amphetamine salts and is highly addicting!! Your
story sounds typical of amphetamine addicts. I hope you will get help from a drug treatment center before you...
Board: Parkinson's Disease 09-14-2008, 10:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,824
Posted By oldcow
Re: Balance Problems

Hi,
It is recomended that Sinemet be taken 1 hour before meals for max. benefit. It should be taken with a full galss of watwer or juice. I take it with orange juice and have found that I get a...
Board: Parkinson's Disease 09-14-2008, 05:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,824
Posted By oldcow
Re: Balance Problems

Hi sponge,
I take Stalevo 150. 1 tab every 4 hours: Sinemet 25/100, 1/2 tab as needed up to 4 doses per day.
Plus Zoloft 50 mg daily.

John g
Board: Addiction & Recovery 09-12-2008, 10:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,076
Posted By oldcow
Re: Why do doctors say Tramadol is not addictive

Hi 10sox,
Difficulty in Withdrawing from opoids is in proportion to their potency (Normally). Vicodin (Hydrocodone & acetaminophen) is more potent as an
opoid anlgesic than Tramadol (Ultram), thus...
Board: Parkinson's Disease 09-12-2008, 06:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,824
Posted By oldcow
Cool Re: Balance Problems

Hi Sponge70,
Sounds like me. I am 61 years old and have had PD for 25 plus years. I use a walker when i'm in down time and a cane when I'm in up-time. My balance is not so good.
My speech is...
Board: Parkinson's Disease 09-12-2008, 06:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,878
Posted By oldcow
Re: RLS or parkinsons?

Hi,
I'm back.Had to take my meds.
Does this foot problem occure when your PD meds are wearing off ?? If it does then you might try taking an extra dose or adjusting the times you take your meds....
Board: Parkinson's Disease 09-12-2008, 05:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,878
Posted By oldcow
Re: RLS or parkinsons?

Hi, My feet also feel like they are asleep. They tingle, feel numb, tightness or aching pain. This started on my left side initially and spread to the other side, following my PD
progression. (this...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 09-12-2008, 12:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 866
Posted By oldcow
Re: My Ex has a Vicodin Addiction...Don't know what to do

Hi,
She has to want to stop taking the pills. You probably are up against an unsurmountable
task.
Many drug rehab. centers offer intervention as a way to get a person into recovery.

Good luck...
Board: Family & Friends of Addicts and Alcoholics 09-11-2008, 11:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,750
Posted By oldcow
Re: Tea to help crack addict ?

Hi,
Rock or crack cocaine is inhaled into the lungs and can (does) cause lung damage.
"Street" crack usually contains impurities which can also irritate the lungs. Maybe thats why she needes the...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 09-11-2008, 11:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,079
Posted By oldcow
Re: addicted to vicoprofen, someone please help!!!!!

Hi,
Strawberry, I think memers post is excelent.
Addiction to drugs (drug dependency) quite often involves denial and even dilusional
thinking.
I, too, have gone trough "hell" in withdrawals. I...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 09-11-2008, 09:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,076
Posted By oldcow
Re: Why do doctors say Tramadol is not addictive

Hi,
I don't really understand why they say it's not addicting. It is an opoid aginest of the
morphine type. The literature warnes of addiction and withdrawal. The pharmacist
probably saw that...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 09-11-2008, 09:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 559
Posted By oldcow
Re: In Recovery, just stopping in to say hi.

Hi,
congratulations !! You are on your way to recovery !! Keep up to fantastic work and keep being willing to do what it takes to remain "clean". BEING accountable to others is
so important.
keep...
Board: Parkinson's Disease 09-10-2008, 07:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,053
Posted By oldcow
Re: Stages of PD??

Hi,
My Dr. never mentions staging. In general stagine is not used much any more.
There are 5 stages. 1.)signs & symptoms on one side, mild symptoms. 2.) symptoms are bilateral (both sides) some...
Board: Parkinson's Disease 09-10-2008, 09:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,238
Posted By oldcow
Re: pain in toes

Hi,
I don't think his symptoms are due to PD, though I'm not a Dr. The prostate is a separate problem as well as the lump on the testis. PD can cause constipation and
the passing of hard stool...
Board: Parkinson's Disease 09-08-2008, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,417
Posted By oldcow
Re: Parkinson's Doctor

Hi,
I live in the LA area and have Kaiser Ins. My Dr. is a movement specialist, Bruce Enose.
I don't think he see's non-kaiser patients. UCAL has a number of good PD Dr.'s as does the...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 09-04-2008, 05:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,686
Posted By oldcow
Cool Re: My name is Dave and I'm a crackhead - Pt.2

Hi,
First, alcohol is a drug and you most likely will become dependent on it.
<removed> Congratuations of 90 days clean!! <removed>
Have you looked into CA, or NA? I'm not sure there is Cocaine...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 09-04-2008, 04:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,079
Posted By oldcow
Re: addicted to vicoprofen, someone please help!!!!!

Hi strawberry628,
Narcotic withdrawal takes about 7 to 10 days, but weakness, insomnia, and severe anxiety may last several months.
To stay off Vicoprofin you will have to have a support system...
Board: Parkinson's Disease 09-04-2008, 02:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,290
Posted By oldcow
Re: PD Symptoms

Hi,
Spinal stenosis is real, I found it. Learn somthing new every day. It can cause nerve root damage (nerves emerging from the spinal cord). Each nerve root supplies a particular area of the body....
Board: Parkinson's Disease 09-03-2008, 05:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,290
Posted By oldcow
Re: PD Symptoms

Hi,
Definitive proof is not applicable to such questions. The dopamine producin neurons in the substantia nigra are damaged or obliterated by oxidative free radicals generated during metabolism. ...
Board: Parkinson's Disease 09-03-2008, 04:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,290
Posted By oldcow
Re: PD Symptoms

Hi,
I don't know what spinal stenosis is. Stenosis means the narrowing of any canal. To
diagnose PD one needs to have 3 out of 4 cardinal symptoms of PD. The 4 are;
1.)tremor, 2.) bradykinesia...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 09-02-2008, 05:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,292
Posted By oldcow
Re: subutex, will I ever not need it?

Hi,
Suboxone is betterr than Subutex for long term treatment. Having 10 relapses indicated you are not serious or not being treated correctly. With complets abstance
you will revert back to...
Board: Parkinson's Disease 09-02-2008, 05:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,138
Posted By oldcow
Re: My heart just breaks

Hi,
PD is a ugly disease. I have gone through that with my mother, and now my dad is
bedriden. I guess I am next.
I have found faith in God really helps, coupled with suport from others. It...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 09-01-2008, 09:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,808
Posted By oldcow
Re: Help: with vicodin and soma

Hi,
Drug addiction is something you can't overcome on your own. You need help. That means you will have to pocket your pride and tell others (that means your councilor) about your problem. You...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 08-30-2008, 02:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,228
Posted By oldcow
Re: Hello everybody im the new girl

Hi,
Suboxone is a combination of 2 drugs, 1.) buprenorphine HCl,--is a narcotic (Opoid agonist),used to treat pain, etc.; and naloxone a narcotic (opoid antagonist) antagonist used to block the...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 08-30-2008, 01:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,703
Posted By oldcow
Re: 17 dys clean, no energy

Hi,
Here are some ideas to make withdrawal easier.
The drug clonidine (Catapress) helps to relieve symptoms of narcotic withdrawal, however it may lower the blood pressure, cause drowsiness or...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 08-29-2008, 05:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,011
Posted By oldcow
Re: I'm headed off to Detox!

Hi,
Ultram is technically is a centrtally acting synthetic opiod analgesic. Withdrawal symptoms may be relieved by reinstitution of Ultram, followed by gradually tapering
the dose downward. ...
Board: Parkinson's Disease 08-29-2008, 04:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,804
Posted By oldcow
Re: Stage Three

Hi glama9,
My first 14 years were relative easy. I attribute this to 2 things. 1.) I used to run
4 miles 3 to 4 times a week, and hike frequently in the sierra nevada Mt. range. 2.) PD
is a...
Board: Parkinson's Disease 08-26-2008, 05:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,804
Posted By oldcow
Re: Stage Three

Hi glma9,
I must have mixed up someone elses post when I thought you were diagosed with stage
three parkinson's disease, (sorry).
I am a young (early) oncet parkinsonion. I was in my mid 30's...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 08-26-2008, 08:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 535
Posted By oldcow
Newbie

Hi, I am new to this forum.

My name is John g and I go by oldcow.

I am an alcoholic, etc. I first began treatment for alcoholism in 1980,
but didn't sober up until Sept. of 1987. I have...
Board: Parkinson's Disease 08-26-2008, 06:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,804
Posted By oldcow
Re: Stage Three

Hi glama9,
You must have had PD for 10 years or more (?), to be in stage 3. Did your symptoms
accelerate during the last cou[ple of years ? Mine seem to be getting worse at a faster
rate. I am...
Board: Parkinson's Disease 08-25-2008, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,823
Posted By oldcow
Re: serotonin syndrome

Hi glama9,
No i don't take azilect, but I am thinking about it. I currently am taking Zoloft
(antidepressant) 50 mg per day. Teva, the mft. of Azilect states that the selectivity of
Azilect at...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 08-25-2008, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,713
Posted By oldcow
Re: coming off tramadol

Hi,
Tramalol (Ultram) is an opiate type pain medicine. It has a moderate to low addiction
liability, though persons who are prone to addiction may become addicted to it. I'm not implying that...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 08-25-2008, 03:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,653
Posted By oldcow
Re: Am I addicted? I am afraid to find out.

Hi,
addiction is the compulsive activity and overwhelming involvement with a specific activity. When its drugs then it is drug addiction. Drug addiction can be physical or psychologic dependence....
Board: Parkinson's Disease 08-24-2008, 06:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,823
Posted By oldcow
Smile Hi glama9

The forum is a little confusing.
Meds I take are Stalevo 150, 1 every 4 hours; generic Sinemet 25/100,
1/2 tab 3 times a day; generic Zoloft 50 mg daily.
Also, I had a bilateral DBS surgery 5...
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