Posted - 09 Jan 2012 19:12
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I must be one of the 'lucky' ones. I was diagnosed 5 years ago although I was sure some time before that I had it. I wasn't very lucky at the beginning as my first consultant prescribed Sinemet from which I had terrible side effects. I moved on and the second guy was just as bad. My third attempt was a miracle I was prescribed Azilect 1mg once daily, symmetrel 100mg once daily and a massive 1200mg
dose of CoQ10 which I take 600mg twice daily and obtain from the USA as you cannot obtain this dosage in the UK. I am pleased to say that this regime has not changed. My consultant is a very caring and compassionate man and I am very comfortablewith him. My left hand shakes only when I am extremely tired or stressed and my writing has become appalling. My biggest problem is that my walking can be very bad at times rather as if I was drunk. If I stay as I am for another 5 years I will say thank g-d.