1 patient evaluation for Trihexyphenidyl taken for the purpose of 'Parkinson's Disease' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Moderate

daddytom
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daddytom
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
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Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

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Mar 25, 2011 (Started Oct 12, 2003)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I stopped Artane March 2011...the short term memory was causing some major problems in my life
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Cognitive Confusion, Loss of short term memory

Jan 3, 2011 (Started Oct 12, 2003)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Artane definitely helps with my tremors but it also cause some short term memory problems
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Cognitive Confusion, Loss of short term memory

Apr 2, 2010 (Started Oct 12, 2003)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was off Artane for several months, by my request. I started again because my tremors started getting bad again. I did not see any improvement in my memory loss while I was off of the artane
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Cognitive Confusion, Loss of short term memory

Nov 20, 2009 (Started Oct 12, 2003)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Started taking Artane when diagnosed. It helped my tremors, but had a devastating effect on my short term memory. My neuro and I felt like it was time to start weaning me off of Artane on Oct 29,2009. I took my last dose morning of Nov 20, 2009. Went from 5mgs 4xdaily to 2.5 mgs 1xday over 3 weeks. Have not seen any real improvement over short term memory loss but over all feel better physically. My tremors have not increased significantly enough to warrant going back to Artane.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Cognitive Confusion, Loss of short term memory

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