Tuesday, August 3, 2010

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Some doctors have a reasons not to prescribe PD medication to early on set young patients as they lose their effectiveness over time. The medication only treat the symptoms.

I have experienced on and off medications.

I started with small amount and started wearing off for effectiveness in few months as it treat the symptoms not the disease.

I learn to accept live with fear of the crashes or down episodes and pray a cure for the disease soon

Why doctor do not elaborate the reasons to the patient the prescription of PD at the early stage?

As the result the patients have to take many years for PD prescription to slow down the disease.

Doctor is the healer for the illness.



to help the PD patients aware the diseases and encourage to set up support groups to educate the patients and their immediate families
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#2 Dr. Okun

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19-January 07 LocationUniversity of Florida Posted Today, 06:27 AM

I will post this for comment.

Hopefully most physicians have heart to heart discussions with their patients and discuss risks and benefits. It is complicated in PD and it helps to have a specialist on board.

Michael S. Okun, M.D.

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