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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 2/23/2009 5:12 AM (GMT -7)   
My husband (age 44) has been diagnosed with early onset Parkinsons for four years.  He has managed his Parkinsons well with a combination of sinnemet, amantadine and ropinerole and has recently changed to Siphrol.  In the past six months he has had three grand mal seizures.  He is currently in hospital after a seizure last week and the Neurologists are now saying that he had epilepsy in addition to his Parkinsons.  I have done a lot of searching online and can't see many cases of Parkinsons patients also having epilepsy.  Has anyone out there been diagnosed with both.  I am a little nervous he is just being diagnosed with epilepsy as it is an obvious diagnoses, but it just doesnt add up to me.  Any advice appreciated.

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Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 6
   Posted 2/25/2009 6:15 PM (GMT -7)   
 I have both epilepsy and parkinsons.  I've had epilepsy for 5 years and PD for one.  I've often wondered if their is a connection, but my neuro says there isn't  Two different parts of the brain are involved.  Some of us are just extra lucky, I guess.

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Date Joined Feb 2011
Total Posts : 5
   Posted 2/27/2011 9:28 PM (GMT -7)   
My dad has had parkinson's for about 17 years now. For about 2 years now he has been having episodic seizure-like events and we are trying to figure out if it is part of the disease process, a medication side-effect, or perhaps a separate disease like epilepsy. As I've been looking around the internet, the closest description I have found that is like my dad's "seizure" was on an MS site. It looks like epilepsy and Parkinson's can co-exist, I'm not sure about Parkinson's and MS (are they mutually exclusive diseases?) Anyone have any ideas what my dad may be experiencing?

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Date Joined Mar 2010
Total Posts : 1595
   Posted 3/2/2011 10:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah, some of us are extra lucky. In addition to PD I have an ileostomy. Thats where you need to have your colon removed and have a bag to catch your "sewage".


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Date Joined Oct 2010
Total Posts : 18
   Posted 3/4/2011 8:33 AM (GMT -7)   
extra lucky....dont lose yr sense of humour!
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