Hello All, I am a 55 year old male, diagnosed in 2013 after a Dat scan. Iam left handed and had a slight tremor in left hand for about 2 years prior to diagnosis. I was a mechanic at UPS. Iam now retired and have been approved for Social Security Disability. My symptoms were no left arm swing, shortened left step and some minor balance issues. I started Sinemet 25/100 3x a day in July 2014. In October 2014, I was increased to Sinemet 50/200 3x a day. I continued this treatment until Feb 2015. At this time I eliminated the afternoon dose to see what would happen. No apparent change. In April 2015 I stopped the evening dose and in June 2015, stopped all medication. My next Neuro appt was in Aug 2015. My Neuro passed away before this appt. My new Neuro appt was in Jan 2016. So I was drug free for 6 months. My Neuro was intrigued by this, and I suggested 3 more months drug free. He challenged me. Why wouldn't I want to try something that might help. I started a 3 month trial of Azilect 1mg 1x a day. This lasted 2 months, after seeing no positive or negitive affecs. I saw the Neuro yesterday. He encouraged me to try again. So it is Azilect 1mg 1x a day for a month, then adding Sinemet 25/100 3x a day. I will see him again in July. I do not like to take medication, especially if I am not seeing results. Over all I am in decent shape. A little over weight and on no other medications. I try to stay active. This is my story so far. Thanks for letting me ramble. Would appreciate any and all feedback.. Thank you
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