I follow a treatment called Amino Acid Therapy or AAT for short. It is based on Mucuna Pruriens 40% which is available on the open market. How I came to be using Mucuna is as follows.
Back in July 2015, my neurologist increased my Stavelo from 4 x 50 mg levodopa to 2 x 50 mg and 2 x 100 mg per day and my symptoms got worse. After a few weeks, I decided to cut my dosage back to 3 x 50 mg and 1 x 100 mg per day and my symptoms got slightly better. At this point in time, my balance was shot so I was using a walking stick, I had the Parkinsons wooden face mask, the wooden arm when I walked, feet freezing in position, shaking like there was no tomorrow. In short I was in a mess and beginning to think about wheelchairs and how to adapt the house for a wheelchair. I had to stop my hobby of building model ships because I couldn't tie the knots for the rigging and I was a bit of a danger to myself when handling models knives, scalpels, etc for my model.
I was browsing the net one day and I came across a blog by a person named Colin Potter (you can Google him) who also had Parkinsons and had done a lot of research on the subject and he came up with two alternative treatments. The first one was diet controlled and after investigating it I decided against it as I couldn't see my wife cooking a meal for herself and another one for me as she doesn't like or is allergic to some of the ingredients in the diet. Apart from which, the diet does not allow grain based products which rules out whisky!!
The second treatment was AAT and after further investigation, I got in touch with Colin and he recommended a specialist in the USA. I contacted him and after a consultation I started used AAT. I spent three weeks coming off my NHS drugs which I did on my own (and later got a row from my neurologist for doing so without telling him) and then started on the AAT in Nov 2015.
Within 24 hours I had stopped using my walking stick and I haven't used it since. That was the most dramatic and immediate change. That was followed by the stopping of my feet freezing to the floor and the tremors also started to die down. So much so that my the end of February 2016, I finished my model boat and have since then started another one. Over the following months, the tremors have decreased and my right hand is as steady as a rock. Balance is good, wooden arm and wooden face have both disappeared and I feel great. The tremors will always be with me but they are manageable and don't stop me from doing things. I've just finished landscaping an area at the back of my house which involved moving two tons of chips, 15 paving slabs and 8 bags of sand from the front of the house to the back and getting rid of about 5 cwt of rubble
There is unfortunately a down side and that is this treatment is not available on the NHS but is available in the USA so I have to pay for it. All in all, my first year cost me some £ 6,200.00 including supplements, consultation fees, import duty, etc, etc but because I have managed to find alternative suppliers, I reckon my costs for this year are going to be in the region of £ 4,300.00 or slightly less and before anyone says I must be loaded, I am not. I'm 73 years old, a pensioner and on state pension only with very modest savings.
That's my story folks and Mucuna Pruriens does work - at least for me it does