I am 5'5" and weigh 120 lbs. Diagnosed 2 years I take Azilect:
Here is Dr. C's Response
"For now, do not change your treatment. Start taking 2 grams a day of thiamine hcl (1 for breakfast and 1 for lunch). Read the instructions carefully. In particular we will need the pull test now. If there is a need we will see for levodopa. It is now well established that it is not the duration of treatment that gives late complications, but the fact that neurodegeneration progresses. Thiamine restores cells and stops the progression of the disease when you (like our patients) will never have these problems. It will be easy to bring you zero symptoms and forever. Give me news in a month or when you need it.
The dose of thiamine in the future can be increased or even decreased depending on the result obtained.
First of all you have to take a short videotape of your face while you speak, of your walk, and of the pull test made by a relative or friend. To determine the right dose in future we will follow thi criteria.
First of all we need to say that, if the dose of thiamine used is excessive for that patient, it can determine, after an initial improvement, a worsening of his symptoms previously improved (rarely a worsening already at the first dose can happen)...