Posted by Carole
on November 02, 2000 at 10:52:30:
In Reply to: Re: My Father asked me the same question. He says (txt) posted by Bruce on November 02, 2000 at 10:16:52:
: : he saw a story that said they help with tremors. But so far I have not been able to find anything on it.
: Buck and Robin, I found one small study involving nine Parkinson's patients on the Yahoo health network. The subjects were first injected with nicotine followed by the nicotine patch. The found their was improvement in learning and memory abilities, but the study did not have enough subjects to draw any conclusions. I suspect the bad effects of nicotine on the body has a lot to do with the few studies that have been done (heart). Bruce
I found a site where you can read the latest report that came in my Fall Parkinson's Report from NPF. Interesting stuff; it recommends talking it over with your doctor first and told about a study done with 15 PD patients who had tremors and stiff gait. Some reported dramatic improvement. One downside the report gave was that some insurers refused to pay for the patches, which cost about $40 for a two-week supply.
I for one am too allergic to adhesives to consider trying the treatment. I'd have to chew gum, and my teeth hurt right now, so you'll have to let me know how it works if you decide to try it.