Go Back   NeuroTalk Support Groups > Health Conditions M - Z > Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's Disease Tulip

Fatigue

Reply
Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 04-15-2012, 05:48 PM   #1
Horsegoer
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 67
Default Fatigue

My dad is only on My dad is taking carbi/leva pill. He symptoms are slight tremors and depression. He has been taking B12 and it sys it does help his mood. Does anyone have suggestions for his fatigue? He has tried red bull etc. but it does not help. I kow I stated in the past that his only symptoms were tremors and depression but fatigue is the other that has been affecting him. THanks
Horsegoer is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-16-2012, 09:16 AM   #2
lindylanka
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 1,265
Default

Are you able to say what type of fatigue your dad is experiencing. There is a difference between bone-deep fatigue and physical tireness, and lassitude/sleepiness.

In older people there is a tendency especially in those with neurological conditions to have late afternoon sleepiness, some times called sundowning.

On the other had PD can make you feel very tired, especially if slowness of movement is a main symptom, everything takes so long to do. There are also the medications............. sinemet and agonists can give sleepy phases.

So it is a matter of identifying what is causing the feelings of fatigue, as well as trying to find a way of dealing with them.

Exercising or keeping moving is one way forward, especially if drowsiness is the main problem. If it is not, some supplements may be helpful. I would not think that the so-called energy drinks would be good. They are really for people who are putting out a huge amount of energy and need more easily absorbed calories. I don't think they are good for sedentary healthy people, let alone a person with a neurological condition. Co-enzyme Q10 may help. But ask about the best one to take, some do not get absorbed easily. Look for the posts of people who are taking supplements, and see Ricks post on the study by Blaylock et al. You mention B12, if there is a diagnosed deficiency, or anaemia, this might need to be treated with injections or an easily available type of b12. There are posts about this too, look especially for those by Mrs Doughtfire (not sure I spelled that right) who knows this subject well.

Other than that, a healthy diet with.......... fatigue is a hard one, it is always difficult to identify the cause, but retaining an interest in something creative or absorbing could also be a key, our brains switch into a different mode when we are really engaged in something we like doing, and can override our other more physical feelings.......... it is very important to enjoy doing things, there is a dopa link to enjoyment too.

Lindy
lindylanka is offline   Reply With Quote
"Thanks for this!" says:
imark3000 (04-16-2012)
Unread 04-16-2012, 09:09 PM   #3
Horsegoer
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 67
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lindylanka View Post
Are you able to say what type of fatigue your dad is experiencing. There is a difference between bone-deep fatigue and physical tireness, and lassitude/sleepiness.

In older people there is a tendency especially in those with neurological conditions to have late afternoon sleepiness, some times called sundowning.

On the other had PD can make you feel very tired, especially if slowness of movement is a main symptom, everything takes so long to do. There are also the medications............. sinemet and agonists can give sleepy phases.

So it is a matter of identifying what is causing the feelings of fatigue, as well as trying to find a way of dealing with them.

Exercising or keeping moving is one way forward, especially if drowsiness is the main problem. If it is not, some supplements may be helpful. I would not think that the so-called energy drinks would be good. They are really for people who are putting out a huge amount of energy and need more easily absorbed calories. I don't think they are good for sedentary healthy people, let alone a person with a neurological condition. Co-enzyme Q10 may help. But ask about the best one to take, some do not get absorbed easily. Look for the posts of people who are taking supplements, and see Ricks post on the study by Blaylock et al. You mention B12, if there is a diagnosed deficiency, or anaemia, this might need to be treated with injections or an easily available type of b12. There are posts about this too, look especially for those by Mrs Doughtfire (not sure I spelled that right) who knows this subject well.

Other than that, a healthy diet with.......... fatigue is a hard one, it is always difficult to identify the cause, but retaining an interest in something creative or absorbing could also be a key, our brains switch into a different mode when we are really engaged in something we like doing, and can override our other more physical feelings.......... it is very important to enjoy doing things, there is a dopa link to enjoyment too.

Lindy
Thank you for the response. He has a sleepy type tired. He is going from 3 pills of cardi/leva to 2 starting tomorrow. Thanks again
Horsegoer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Where is the fatigue when I need it? Erin524 Multiple Sclerosis 33 04-13-2012 11:29 PM
Fatigue and SFN Nervous Peripheral Neuropathy 11 01-02-2011 11:17 AM
Fatigue mebePatriciaQ Multiple Sclerosis 7 10-27-2009 11:10 AM
Jaw fatigue scarpettafan Myasthenia Gravis 12 08-16-2009 02:51 PM
MS and Fatigue Kitty Multiple Sclerosis 4 07-22-2009 04:31 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:02 AM.
Brought to you by the fine folks who publish mental health and psychology information at Psych Central Mental Health Forums

The material on this site is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment
provided by a qualified health care provider. Always consult your doctor before trying anything you read here.


Powered by vBulletin • Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.


All posts copyright their original authors Community Guidelines Terms of Use Privacy Policy
NeuroTalk Archives