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Old 06-25-2007, 02:28 PM   #1
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Question Parkinson's and LDN?

My husband was diagnosed with Parkinson's in Dec 05. Each time we see the Dr, he increases the Levodopa and Mirapex, which helps the symptoms for about a month. Then he is back to the beginning with the Parkinsons mask, and slurred speach. Lately I have been hearing about this Low-Dose Naltrexone (LDN).
Has anyone had any experience with this medication, and do you have any advice on how the get the Dr to prescribe it? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Old 06-25-2007, 05:35 PM   #2
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Re: Parkinson's and LDN?

I have not had any experience with the drug. But I will make a suggestion that you be candid and up front with your doctor or with your husbands doctor. I found that writing up my list of wants that it makes it easier to get the doctor to address my concerns. I type of two copies and give him one and I use the other to make notes.

Using this process, I have gotten referred out of my system to an outside parkinson's specialist and have gotten direct answers to my questions. I find it is the best way to work with a doctor and be more in charge of my PD.

I wish you the best and may God Bless.

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