an observation- I’m on holiday with my family- all inclusive hotel (I have teenagers!) day one cracking headache then realised my tremor was gone - day 2 had a great massage still no tremor or dyskinesia. It’s not stress free- teenagers arnt!!! Day 4 a little coming back (was quite bad before I left home. Swimming a bit and doing lots of stressful water slides. Of course heat definitely helps. Is it heat/ dopamine? Not sure - I’ll see how I go - interesting!
no tremor: an observation- I’m on holiday... - Cure Parkinson's
If your holidays involve a lot of travelling (by car or by train), it has caused the relief. Vibrations subside the symptoms. CUE1 has been invented on the same principle
This is the first I have heard of CUE1 and took a look. Looks like great technology. Does anyone know when it will be available in the US. Looks like they launched in EU and UK last year.
This is indeed a great invention!! Has not yet got the attention it deserves. In the trials it has reduced the UPDRS score of the participants by 9 which is three times higher as compared to what is considered as clinically significant. You can apply for it on its website and put yourself in queue. They are covering the people from UK and US in the first phase on priority
How early stage is your Parkinson? Sometimes if you're very early stage, you can go for days without remembering that you have PD. It happened to me years ago... even without medication, I had no tremors for several days
6 years since diagnosis - just lately seem to have got worse
Yep I lasted 6 years. Just right hand tremor. Now 8.9 years later I have mouth tremors, bad right hand tremors, stiffness and not walking smoothly. These last 2 years I have deteriorated quite a bit. Worrying madopar and B1 does absolutely nothing for me. Don’t know what I am going to do.
If only we could get holidays on Prescription 😀 joking aside I definitely believe heat helps rather cold doesn't.
Is it possibly the direct sunlight? Not really the heat but the energy the light provides which stimulates digestion, short chain fatty acids, gut-brain axis… etc. Out of interest but have any of your gut issues subsided along with the tremor reduction? Your diet may also have changed on holiday???
generally don’t have gut issues ( well I’m assuming I do but none I could quantify). Almost never constipated mainly dairy free with some fish but veggie since 12 years old.
All inclusives tend to be buffets and generally in Turkey lots of fresh salads and freshly cooked veg - at times more varied than at home. Generally tend to eat well ( but could eat better)
almost time to go home and tremor barely there - momentarily when I syched myself up to do the Cobra ( biggest slide but subsided almost straight after) long May it last!!!
its the temporary dopamine rush- the joy, novelty & adventure. Happens to me too, enjoy it while it lasts
I noticed that when I fly my tremors subside quite a bit.
I also went on holiday (with teens) and felt much better.
I think holidays are more linear somehow. Even with the teens, there is less multi tasking and fielding emergencies than in normal life. Get up, what shall I eat, what shall I do now, and now and now.
I think that's what makes the difference for me. I really enjoyed being the one who was suggesting a 'last walk before bed' in the late evening.
Like Headache58 I wish we could get prescriptions for holidays!
sadly on last day came down with a cold - tremor always bad when My body is fighting off anything so now I feel awful especially after plane then 7 hour uncomfortable night train and now full of cold - oh well great whilst it lasted!