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Mummabear, hasn't your Neurologist suggested Deep Brain Stimulation ? Perhaps you should mention this to him at the next appointment. PD Nurses are there to help you so why shouldn't you ask questions of them. I have never heard of a Dopamine Allowance or building it up naturally, it is my understanding that if your brain isn't producing sufficient dopamine that you would be recommended for DBS.
Aye hello mama bear
sorry I haven't posted sooner , I don't know nothing I am not a dr or a neuro but I can say it does feel as if I do build up sometimes like if I sleep ( switch off) when I wake up walking is a little better for a short time a very short ltime but if you push on ( do to much ) nothing works the best way is to try and do everything in slow motion . Slow and smoothly , this is just me please understand we are all different with PD I don't think there is two people the same . Please don't listen to some of what you read on here as what's poison to one can help another and we are NOT doctors . We are in the hands of our neuro and we can tell what we feel . But we can't tell them their job . Good luck mama bear all the best Ian
Just wondering if you have seen a physio therapist who has an understanding of Parkinsons. I do not know how fit you are and bearing in mind any exercise is better than none , check first if cycling the right activity for you.
I am no expert but now in my ninth year of Parkyland struggle at times to get up out of the chair, and am like a beached whale marooned in the bath.
My physio told me not to do any cycling as in the same position as sat down on the settee. Forgive me did not understand all the technical stuff on muscle groups, position of spine etc but just know swimming and yoga best for my mobility issues.
It might be worth checking but we are all different. There is a Parkinsons uk excercise dvd that is good. Socially joining a club to swim, cycle or do yoga etc should lift your spirits, and I wish you well, without nagging just check whats best for your individual needs. I wish I had seen a physio sooner. x