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chuck172
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Date Joined Nov 2013
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   Posted 5/4/2017 4:06 AM (GMT -7)   
My neuro just told me I had Parkinsonism, not parkinson's disease. I am confused, what's the difference? Which is a better diagnosis? Is Parkinsonism progressive as is the disease?

lizzy4451
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   Posted 5/6/2017 10:01 PM (GMT -7)   
You can 'google it' for more info, but here is the Wikipedia definition:

Parkinsonism
Parkinsonism is a clinical syndrome characterized by tremor, bradykinesia, rigidity, and postural instability. Parkinsonism shares symptoms found in Parkinson's disease, from which it is named; but parkinsonism is a symptom complex, and differs from Parkinson's disease which is a progressive neurodegenerative illness. The underlying causes of parkinsonism are numerous, and diagnosis can be complex. The neurodegenerative condition Parkinson's disease is the most common cause of parkinsonism. However, a wide range of other causes may lead to a similar set of symptoms, including some toxins, a few metabolic diseases, and a handful of neurological conditions other than Parkinson's.

lizzy4451

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Diagnosed with Parkinson's disease 2001. Meds: Requip XL 24mg, Amantadine 200 mg
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