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    Sex: F
    Data Quality: 2 stars
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    Mouth/throat: mild
    Arms: mild
    Chest: mild
    Legs: mild
    I am: vg
    I have:
    Parkinson's

    dixie pixie was feeling very good

    because we have a place for Parkinson people and people with balance problems. It is called IN MOTION and everything is free. it has three levels of exercises, plus boxing, both ballroom dancing and modern dancing, music (singing), Yoga and Ti Chi, plus Art. They also have meditation, support groups for PD people and also for their caregivers.

    It is a very special place. One develops very close friendships!

    I feel very lucky!

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    Data Quality: 2 stars
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    Arms: mild
    Chest: mild
    Legs: mild
    I am: vg
    I have:
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    dixie pixie completed the QOL survey

    I do not like using any sort of devise to walk with. I am trying to get my balance back.

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    Sex: F
    Data Quality: 2 stars
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    Mouth/throat: mild
    Arms: mild
    Chest: mild
    Legs: mild
    I am: vg
    I have:
    Parkinson's

    dixie pixie updated her symptoms

    BetterStumbling, Sinus infection, Restless feeling in legs, Pain in shoulder blades, Pain in arms See more
    WorseSlowness, Memory problems, Freezing of feet, Cramps in feet
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    Sex: F
    Data Quality: 2 stars
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    Mouth/throat: mild
    Arms: mild
    Chest: mild
    Legs: mild
    I am: vg
    I have:
    Parkinson's

    dixie pixie updated her weight

    • Weight: 121 lb
    • BMI: 27.1
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    Arms: mild
    Chest: mild
    Legs: mild
    I am: vg
    I have:
    Parkinson's
    I am 80 years young. I was diagnoised with PDF in 2003. The biggest trouble I have is masking of the face, dry eyes, and nor as coordinated as I use to be. I am on sinemet. I know I am fortunate not to have the shakes and other symptoms, but it stillis hard not knowing what will happen in the years to come/ however I an an optomist and am determined not to let this get me down. I am a widow , but haven't given up on a friendly relationship. I am a Tennessee hillbilly=relocated to Cleveland to be near my son. This is me, as my brother calls me The Dixie Pixie.

    I am very much a people person. I know I have let down some of my PLM people by not keeping up with them and not keeping my three stars up.

    I would love to say that I have Parkinson"s but my doctor just told me a month ago , he feels like I do not have Parkinson"s, and it is like Parkinism"s, but again it isn"t.
    How would I describe myself to someone with my medical condition. I first would ask him what is his diagnosis. then I would tell him about mine. Then I would try to keep his spirits up, by being me what ever that is! This is what I would do.  MY NEW DOCTOR SEEMS TO THINK I DO HAVE PARKINSON'S.  OH WELL-- WHAT EVER IT IS IT IS STILL DEBILATATING TO A DEGREE.  I SHALL NOT BECOME DEPRESSED THO!

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      dixie pixie about 2 years ago

      That is a hard thing to do. if some one does not want to go to the doctor it is hard to get them to go. You might try the caring daughter role. "Mom, I love you and do not want to see you go down hill as you are doing." Or just telling her you had someone you wanted her to see. I wish I had the answer, but I so not. Good luck and please keep me posted. love , Dixie pixie

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    Arms: mild
    Chest: mild
    Legs: mild
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    I have:
    Parkinson's

    dixie pixie evaluated Carbidopa-Levodopa 25-100

    • StartedJun 15, 2008
    • Dosage25 mg-100 mg Daily
    • Effectiveness None (for Parkinson's Disease)
    • Side effects None
    • Adherence Usually
    • Burden Not at all hard to take
    • Cost$25-49 monthly
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    Chest: mild
    Legs: mild
    I am: vg
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    Arms: mild
    Chest: mild
    Legs: mild
    I am: vg
    I have:
    Parkinson's

    dixie pixie evaluated Carbidopa Levodopa ER

    • StartedJun 10, 2008
    • Dosage2 x 25 mg-250 mg Daily
    • Effectiveness Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
    • Side effects Mild
    • Adherence Usually
    • Burden Not at all hard to take
    • Cost$25-49 monthly
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    Mouth/throat: mild
    Arms: mild
    Chest: mild
    Legs: mild
    I am: vg
    I have:
    Parkinson's

    dixie pixie completed the QOL survey

    We have a place that is just for PD people and people with balance issues. It is a very special place. We have three levels of exercises , both ball room an modern dance, music, Ti Chi, and YOGA, plus support groups for PD people and support groups for their care givers. All is free too. There is a gym connected to the place that we use too.

    This is a marvelous place as we all feel at home and have made some great friendships. It is called IN MOTION!! This should be Aug. 2016 not 2015.I am sorry for the mistake. Dixie

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    Arms: mild
    Chest: mild
    Legs: mild
    I am: vg
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    dixie pixie was feeling very good

    iI am at In Motion and plan to take with a Song in my heart and Boxing ,plus a special Dance Class this evening .

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    Arms: mild
    Chest: mild
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    dixie pixie was feeling good

    Because it is a new year and things have to be better.

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    dixie pixie was feeling good

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    dixie pixie was feeling very good

    I feel my attitude has gotten much better.

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    dixie pixie updated her basic information

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    dixie pixie updated her basic information

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    Arms: mild
    Chest: mild
    Legs: mild
    I am: vg
    I have:
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    dixie pixie completed the QOL survey

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    dixie pixie became a 3 star data donor! star earnedstar earnedstar earned

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    Arms: mild
    Chest: mild
    Legs: mild
    I am: vg
    I have:
    Parkinson's

    dixie pixie completed the PDRS survey

    • PDRS: 26
    • On treatment
    • mild Mouth/throat
    • mild Arms
    • mild Chest
    • mild Legs
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    Arms: mild
    Chest: mild
    Legs: mild
    I am: vg
    I have:
    Parkinson's

    dixie pixie updated the condition Parkinson's Disease

    • First symptom: August 1, 2002
    • Diagnosis: July 1, 2003

    I have had Parkinsons or Parkinsonisms for over 6 years./ sometimes I feel as if it is getting better ==then all of a sudden it tends to get worse. I really wish I knew what I have,. my Doctor says he is not certain. IT does not act like true Parkinson's, but it does not have all the things Parkinsonisms have. it is really a puzzle tome , but I wish
    I knew. I am going to get another opinion next month. will let every one know what is said.

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