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I've been dxd with pd for 10 long years, 45, and now my teeth are totally shot. So lots of probs with constipation through:
A) my gut slowing down because of pd,
2) my inability to chew my food properly.
There is a good q&a session that deals with some of that there -> http://bit.ly/18auAKH
Hopefully that's answered some questions.
Anyway got some teeth out, antibiotics, steroids, hiccups for a week, anti-psychotic drugs, oh here it is Omeprazole, gave me terrible swollen ankles, hang on, did anyone ask about swollen ank... No... OK. I'll keep that for another time.
I used to get numbness on the front of my thighs intermittently and in my fingers. That disappeared after DBS, as did my patchy goosebumps. Which might suggest that the signals coming back from the legs are being blocked by a lack of dopamine, rather than circulation or trapped nerves.
Obviously thats me and, I'm sure it's become apparent, I'm not medically qualified. So I find it best to get checked over anyway. Meantime this fills the gaps in between appointments. Always a wee day out. Besides at least you can now throw in suggestions, rather than getting fobbed off with. It's Parkinson's! NEXT. Not that I'm suggesting for a moment your GP is like that. There are therapies, things to try.