I am 56 years old and 3 years ago doctors diagnosed that i have Parkinson's Disease. My symptoms are: weakness, tremor in hands, the left side has the biggest problem, I suffle the left leg, and I can't bend back the left arm, I have daytime fatigue, a soft voice and some mornings I have no energy. I have been taking Requipt 10mg/day and Azillect 1mg/day, but i have no change in the above syptoms.
The problem is that 2 months ago I went to another doctor (nevrologist), who diagnosed that I have herniation at 5th, A5, A6, A7 lumbar vertebrate and I need to have a surgery, instead of PD. Who doctor is true? The second one, at first, made me some tests to ensure that I don't have Parkinson's Disease, these were: 1) The last 3 years I was taking Requipt 10mg/24 hr and Azillect 1mg/24hr at once. For a week, I reduced the Requipt to 4mg/day and cut the Azillect.Nothing again.
2) For the next 10 days I gradually stopped the medicines. I have no change in my condition. I have the same symptoms as before and I didn't have suddenly stop or "freeze'' as we were expecting. 3) Then, for a week, I took Â¼ of the Levodopa pill at morning, Â¼ half hour before lunch time and Â¼ at night. Nothing again. 4) After that, for a week I took 1/2 of the Levodopa pill at morning, Â¼ half hour before lunch time and Â¼ at night. Nothing again. 5) The next week, I took 1/2 of the Levodopa pill at morning, 1/2 half hour before lunch time and Â¼ at night. Nothing, nothing, nothingâ€¦ Now, I am taking no medicines and I am searching what is going on with my condition, if I will have a sergury or if I will do more tests about PD. Please tell me if anyone of you had the same experience with me what you have done, or if anyone is a doctor what I can do. Thank you in advance and sorry for my English. View Thread