a little at a time
soccertese is right. We must take reasonable precautions but, even so, there is always some risk. Starting with low doses is an obvious one. But it is also true that some things work at low doses but not at higher ones. Turmeric is one example. And some things reverse their effects as doses climb. Botox, anyone? In dealing with the nervous, immune, and endocrine systems we can at times be balancing on a knife's edge. Low doses are exactly what we need in that situation. As I see it, I am trying to *lead* my body back into some tolerable state, not *push* it. -Rick
Born in 1953, 1st symptoms and misdiagnosed as essential tremor in 1992. Dx with PD in 2000.
Currently (2011) taking 200/50 Sinemet CR 8 times a day + 10/100 Sinemet 3 times a day. Functional 90% of waking day but fragile. Failure at exercise but still trying. Constantly experimenting. Beta blocker and ACE inhibitor at present. Currently (01/2013) taking ldopa/carbadopa 200/50 CR six times a day + 10/100 form 3 times daily. Functional 90% of day. Update 04/2013: L/C 200/50 8x; Beta Blocker; ACE Inhib; Ginger; Turmeric; Creatine; Magnesium; Potassium. Doing well.