I was diagnosed with PD 8 years ago and am now 54
Im currently on 1mg Rasagiline (Azilect) and .7mg X3 daily Pramapexole (Mirapexin) but my symptoms are no longer controlled plus the side effects are terrible.
Ive previously been on Ropinerole (so sick & tired) Pergolide (great but Dr will no longer prescribe due to longterm side effects).
Ive just noticed a swelling in my neck (quite obvious -how did i miss it ?!!) which Dr says is a goitre and am waiting results of thyroid tests. Lots of the symptoms caused by an underactive thyroid seem the same as PD ie Muscle pain, stiffness, tiredness/exhaustion, weakness, constipation, mental confusion, slowness
So Im now wondering if this is why my PD meds have appeared to have stopped working when in fact they are but the effect is masked by the thyroid problem.
Anyone with PD and Thyroid problems out there who can relate to this?
I was wondering about
a link between Hypothyroidism & PD..........There has been research done but it just says.........
'both share common manifestations and coexistence can be a source of diagnostic delay and confusion. Given the potential overlap of signs and symptoms we believe that Thyroid function should be assessed in all patients showing worsening symptoms that cannot be explained by disease progression or resistance to therapy adjustment'.
Now I have had my thyroid level results and they are normal. As the goitre is hard and asymmetrical Im now waitng for an ultra sound scan to determine nature of the problem. Cyst? Tumor? Great !!!just what I needed to go with the Asthma GERD & PD.
Consultant has now prescribed 'Neupro' patches for PD ...........anyone any experience of Rotigotine?
A fed up Mayfly
Post Edited (Mayfly) : 4/1/2007 12:43:51 AM (GMT-6)