I am an acupuncturist and have a patient who presents with all of the symptoms of Parkinsonism. She is 35 years old, and has suffered from Parkinson symptoms for over six years.
Currently she is taking cogentin to help her symptoms. At first, she was showing some improvement taking this med, but after three days her symptoms are back and she is progressively getting worse. She has also taken other Parkinson meds in the past with no benefit whatsover.
She has been to many many docs, and no diagnosis. In addition to her Parkinson symptoms she shows symptoms of "stiff person syndrome" but this has apparently been ruled out by a blood test.
She initially responded well to acupuncture, but I have not been able to halt or slow the progression of this disease.
If this were true Parkinson's wouldn't she be experiencing major improvements in her symptoms with the medications?
She had saline breast implants done less than a year before her symptoms first appeared...she just had them removed thinking they may have been leaking and causing her symptoms. She has also had a lot of emotional trauma in her life.
This is the first time I've posted a thread, and would appreciate any other advice or comments. Thanks for any insight you can provide. I'll try to answer any questions you may have.
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