Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Progression of PD

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:36 am Post subject: Progression.

There is a PwP in our area who has had Parkinson's for at least 18 years and it does not seem to have progressed at all.He is still on Mirapex and a small amount of Sinemet at night. Is it possible that on rare occassions Parkinson's does stop progressing or that the progression is so slow it hardly notices?Thank you
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Dr. FernandezJoined: 20 Jan 2007Posts: 90
Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 10:06 pm Post subject:

Definitely, the progression in PD is a very individual thing. Some of our patients progress so slowly that we hardly see a difference from year to year. Some patients are more devastated by the illness and we see a change whenever they visit us in clinic. And the majority of patients fall in between these two extremes. Of course, there is a possibility that your neighbor does not have PD but a mimicker of PD...? Yours,_________________Hubert H. Fernandez

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