Hello! I'm new here and before I starting asking questions I must say that you are all so helpful!! I have been reading for hours and hours since last week. I’ve learned SO much!
Last Monday, my husband's neuro said that it is Parkinson's not essential tremor. Which we kinda of thought already – that’s why we were in for a second diagnosis.
Husband (49 yo) felt the first tremors about 10-11 yrs ago. Very slight in right hand.
Last 5 years he has progressed a lot. The only symptoms he has are tremor and slow movement (I also think he has the face mask developing and has some trouble interacting with others, slight depression etc. – but he doesn’t necessarily agree.)
Now it is bad in right hand and right leg. Sometimes in his jaw and just starting a bit in his left hand (still slight). Although if he totally zones out watching TV etc. and relaxes the tremors do ease. As soon as he starts talking etc... they come back. Does that mean anything in particular?
He is not on any meds. A couple of years ago he tried miraplex and one like miraplex (he’s never tried seniment sp?) and did not react well at all. He only took them for a about a week each and was horribly sick. Knowing what we know now he probably didn’t stick with them long enough to see if he would adjust. BUT, also knowing what we know now we’re kinda glad he didn’t.
After all the reading and researching we have decided that we’ll try to handle it naturally (supplements, fava beans etc…) first to see if he gets any relief. We may end up on meds at some point but we really want to exhaust all our options.
That said – now I’ve got a few questions to start…. Aunt Bean???
1. Which works better – sprout tincture or fava tops tincture?
2. Can you add dried, ground papaya to sprout balls?
3. Can you ferment papaya using a yogurt maker?
4. How long do you dry the fava tops before making the tincture?
5. As someone starting out ….best to take munuca and fava or just
add munuca as needed?
6. Any other suggestions for a PWP just starting to “treat” PD???
Would love advice/suggestions!
Well…enough questions for now. We ordered several books from Amazon (including Naturals Therapies for PD by Mischley) There will, of course, be more questions as we go. AND, I’ll make sure to report back!
If you read this far – thanks!! We're trying to remain upbeat in the face of the diagnosis. We try to keep reminding ourselves that nothing has really changed - now we just have the name to stick on what has been going on.
p.s. still a bit scary though