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Parkinsons Overview

Parkinson's disease (PD), or simply Parkinson's, is a long-term neurodegenerative disease of mainly the central nervous system that affects both the motor system and non-motor systems. The symptoms usually emerge slowly, and as the disease progresses, non-motor symptoms become more common. Usual symptoms are tremor, slowness of movement, rigidity, and difficulty with balance, collectively known as parkinsonism. Parkinson's disease dementia, falls and neuropsychiatric problems such as sleep ab...

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cogentin abuse

I have unbearable anxiety and cogentin 2mg helps for a few hours but not the whole day. It was prescribed because I take Haldol. It gets me stoned when I take it and I feel guilty but I prefer that to gut-wrenching anxiety. Do the side effects go with time or am I going to feel stoned for as long as I take cogentin? ## Hello, Alex! How are you? Side effects typically go away with time, once your body gets used to a medication, though they may recur, if your dosage is raised at any point. The FDA lists other typical side effects as possibly including blurred vision, constipation, headache and impaired memory. Is there anything else I can help with? ## are you sure the Cogentin makes you stoned? usually the Haldol is a very heavy hitter. they sometimes use BENADRYL instead of Cogentin. i ...

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Cogentin for treating anxiety

Hello. I was given a few Cogentin (Benztropine 2mg) for my anxiety. Does this medication help at all for anxiety? Any help would be so greatly appreciated. Thank you. ## No, it is not usually prescribed for anxiety, it is most commonly used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's Disease, as well as the side effects of some medications. The NIH lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, and diarrhea. Are you on any other medications? ## no. it may cover up the shakes from withdrawal. this is lousy to do.

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Round yellow pill R 539

it's a round yellow pill the numbers 539 on one side and what looks like the breast cancer ribbon with a negitive sign on the other ## R 539 with a score on the tablet contains 25mgs of Carbidopa and 100mgs of Levodopa, a generic for Sinemet. This is used to treat Parkinson's Disease or similar types of symptoms. NDC: 0228-2539 Pill Size: 9mm Labeler: Actavis Elizabeth LLC Inactive Ingredients: -Starch, Corn -D&c Yellow No. 10 -Fd&c Yellow No. 6 -Magnesium Stearate -Cellulose, Microcrystalline Side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness, dark saliva and involuntary dystonic movements. You can read more here: Is there anything else I can help you with? ## I want to see a picture of the generic sinemet with the number 539. ## What is the difference between the carvadopa,...

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Weight loss after stopping Mirapex

I have gradually gained weight since starting .25 mg of Mirapex about 4 years ago. I have rapidly gained weight since my dosage was increased by my doctor two years ago (increased to .75). Total weight gain of 40 pounds. I am not going to take this drug anymore and plan to use alternative remedies. Will I begin to lose weight when the Mirapex is completely out of my system? ## Hello, SandraD! How are you? This medication has been known to cause weight gain, according to FDA reports, as well as nausea, fever, vertigo, mania, and abnormal dreams. But yes, typically these issues go away, once someone stops taking the given medication, but that may take 6 to 8 weeks. What condition was being treated with this medication? ## Thanks for your reply. I was taking it for Restless Leg Syndrome. S...

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Emsam & Contact Dermatitis

As a victim of refractory depression I have only found one medication that worked, EMSAM, unfortunately I am allergic to acrylic adhesives. Has anyone found a way to get around the contact dermatitis the EMSAM acrylic matrix can cause? ## Hi Keller, While I may not have personal experience with EMSAM, I did want to suggest trying some sort of topical anti-inflammatory compound to help combat any dermatitis that might occur after applying the adhesive. A couple alternative remedies that you might want to look into are: lavender essential oil (can help reduce redness, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and more) topical ointments that contain cayenne pepper (for its great anti-inflammatory benefits) There are a plethora of other essential oils that offer similar benefits as well. I hope t...

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Mirapex for extreme leg cramps

My doctor's PA suggested that I take Mirapex for extreme leg cramps in my groin. The cramps started after I was forced to take statins to lower my cholesterol levels. The statins didn't work, but caused the extreme leg cramps. I would be left screaming for 40 minutes or more when the cramps would hit. The PA suggested trying Mirapex at .125mg up to .375mg dosage rates on an "as needed" basis. Mirapex was nothing short of a miracle. When the cramps would hit, I would take two .125mg tablets and the cramps would completely stop in about 20 minutes. I have been checked for underlying conditions (Restless leg, Parkinson's) and they don't exist. I know this treatment may be considered "off-label", but it has been a lifesaver for me. ## Since Mirapex is commonl...

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Abdominal pain and very tender skin

My symptoms are like shingles, but with no rash. It's confined to my waist, breast and back. I have had 3 mri cat scans with no results. I was recently diagnosed with parkinsons, but not sure that is the problem. No drugs have any effect on my severe pain. ## Hello, Dee! How are you doing? Has there been any change? Are you on any medications that you take regularly? Those symptoms could be the side effect of many medications. Are you taking anything for the Parkinson's? Those aren't typical symptoms of Parkinson's. Ref: Parkinson's Information

oblong white pill with PX on one side

Can anyone possibly tell me what a white oblong with PX on one side may be? ## Hello, Kristi! How are you? The PX logo is used by Glenmark Generics on their Pramipexole tablets and I think the one you're asking about probably also has a number 1 on the other half of the tablet. They list it as containing 0.25mgs of Pramipexole, it is a medication that is most commonly used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's Disease. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, hallucinations, dizziness, confusion and weakness. This medication is also occasionally used to treat RLS. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Hi. I have these and they are paracetamol. Best check yours with pharmacist though ## What is rls which you say it's is often used to treat

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use for parkinson's disease ## I believe the medicine you are refering to is Carbidopa + Levodopa, brand name Sinemet ## Carbidopa + Levodopa is indicated in the treatment of the symptoms of idiopathic Parkinson's disease (paralysis agitans), post-encephalitic parkinsonism, and symptomatic parkinsonism. You can view a detailed description of the drug by clicking on the link below... Do you have any other quesitons or information to add? Please post back if you do... ## what is Carb/Levo 25 -100MG ## Ralpha, Carbidopa + Levodopa is an immediate-release formulation of carbidopa-levodopa that is designed to begin release of ingredients within 30 minutes. It is important that Carbidopa + Levodopa be taken at regular intervals according to the schedule outlined by the physician. Plea...

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Requip dangers!

My father recently passed away pretty unexpectedly. Nothing was wrong with the man, except that he had beginning stage Parkinsons. He was on Requip for it since last May. It controlled his shakes, but he developed Interstitial Lung Disease from the drug. The disease is listed as a side effect, but I had to DIG for that info. No doctor told him anything about all the other things that could go wrong. WE BLAME REQUIP. And I miss my father. ## Hello, Erin! I am so very sorry about your loss. Losing a parent is always so hard, no matter what causes it. Both of mine are gone, now, and I miss them every day!!! While there are risks associated with all medications, and medical treatments, it doesn't help alleviate the anguish, when something happens to someone we love. Has his case been re...

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