Originally Posted by made it up
Has the low animal protein diet been explained to you?
If not ask your neuro so you know it's not just me giving you an alternative health idea.
Plant protein is ok but try and lower your intake of meat and dairy products etc.
Also meds on an empty stomach work a lot faster plus by then giving it say 1/2 an hr to do its job that can make a difference to the length of your ons.
There's always DBS when things start to look a bit grim so hang in there!
I am aware of the low animial protein intake. I always try to take my medication at least 2 hours before I eat. I discovered this about a year ago on my own. When I would eat a breakfast first, I would feel really aweful when I took my medication because it wouldn't get absorbed. This was very frustrating at first, then I discovered that if I didn't eat anything first, the pills went in, and I was happier.
Recently, however I've started eating probably too much good stuff. Let's face it, we lose our sense of taste and smell. I know for sure mine is going, but lately I've been really hungry even though food really doesn't appeal to me. I noticed that if I eat things such as Italian sandwiches with the hot peppers and oil, I can actually taste them. This has become my bigger meal during the day while at work. At night I have a smaller meal, usually pork and chicken, and occasionally a small piece of steak from the grill. The chicken tastes like sawdust, and the pork is like cardboard. The beef has a little bit more flavor, but not much. I eat it because I have to; not because I want to.
My PCP noticed that I gained about 26 pounds from the previous visit about 8months ago. He and my neuro said that was a good thing because I was down to 123 lbs back in January. So needless to say, the nice Italian sandwiches every day at lunch are too much of a good thing along with ice cream for dessert at night. It looks like I'll have to cut back on this along with my malted milk balls.
I don't think I'm ready for a DBS yet. I want to keep trying at the medication level first. I don't have much of a tremor, but I am more spastic, stiff, and getting slower.