Originally Posted by driel00
Soccertease. it's a small world. I'm a 1966 grad of WWU
Hiked most of the Cascades (Pacific Crest Trail) and played rugby for years. Played soccer at WWU for about two wks when they tried to get it started as a club sport but was too clumsy!
I'm on low dose selegiline and recently ropinerole to help me sleep. Like you I am looking for natural solutions so have not started l/C dopa. Am trusting that diet, exercise, stress reduction, PD dance classes and my balance exercises will make a difference. Any thoughts about that?
Do you have a plan?
fell in luv with soccer after my kids started playing. went to WWU and then transferred to WSU to get a degree in agronomy, played around too much in bellingham!! spent 2 summers working as a skiffman on a purseiner out of BOUNDARY BAY.
interesting you are on selegilene, i was under the impression azilect was the preferred mao-b inhibitor now. i've been off and on selegilene for the past few years, didn't notice much of an affect except an initial energy boost. i'm back on it as i look for cheap ways to reduce my sinemet, i'm afraid to let my insurance know i have pd since under medicare age, retired due to pd and haven't applied for disability yet.
just curious, how does requip help you sleep? are you on the regular or extended release version?
can't really evaluate the rest of what you are doing, have no personal experience. if you look at youtube, there are videos of someone with pd using BOSU balls to enhance balance
i couldn't do that before pd
there a lot of youtube videos about pd, have only looked at a few.
there are many pd dance programs so have to assume they help
this is a great website for wash. state pd'er
the only advice i can give anyone with pd that i have real experience with is live life to the fullest because you never know how fast the disease will progress. i personally am doing pretty well 11 years after diagnosis but when i get worse now it seems to happen very quickly, like overnight. and i'm getting worse quicker now. if you have to balance taking more meds vs a lower quality of life, take the meds, especially if it means you can exercise more. just a layman's opinion.
here's a list of sites i look at everyday