I am my younger sister’s main carer. She is in her 60s. She was diagnosed 3 years ago with “Parkinson Like” symptons and sees a neurologist.
She unfortunately has other issues having been born with a complex spinal condition
Whilst we have resolved difficulties relating to care help and financial, we struggle to
understand what are problems caused by this condition and what are Parkinsons
problems. Both of course affect her mobility . She uses a walker. Inside her flat she has occasional falls, usually forward. Her upper arm strength has lessened, her writing
has deteriorated and now her hearing has lessened. But her main problem is that
She has a lot of pain in her abdominal area. This moves around from being just
under the ribs to lower down. Sometimes she describes it as a burning sensation
and other times a thumping pain. She has had loads of tests relating to bowel and
digestion plus x rays, scans, etc with no real results.
Has anyone had success with any drug for pain from Parkinson’s? ( I don’t believe
it is neurological pain coming from the spinal situation because even a trial with
Tramadol gave no relief. ) Also, Can hearing loss be a feature of Parkinsons?