Does anybody have any tips for heavy colds and coughs - finally getting over one, but unable to take anything as am on Rasagaline. No doubt another cold will come along, so all tips appreciated. Thank you
Hi there, I can relate to this, I cant really take any cold meds either, Im afraid I can only suggest rest, keeping hydrated and throat sweets, and I drink hot water with honey and lemon, and I hope the vitamin C in the lemon should help fend off future colds and the honey is antibacterial. Sorry I cant help more!
if you have parkinsons you are entitled to the flu jab free , bit late for this yr but remember it for following yr
Thank you for getting back to me - all advice is most welcome! That's a good idea about the hot drinks with honey and lemon - I will remember that for the future as no doubt another cold is lurking just round the corner!
Thank you for this - I don't know much about the flu jab so will investigate before next year. Hopefully it is the way forward!
I had a flu jab last October they did ask me before hand am i allergic too eggs??, might be worth getting your vitamins checked too, I spend lots of time outdoors and was found too be vitamin D deficient.
Hi sea angler it seems this vitamin d deficiency is a common thing with parkinsons .I am deficient too . My levels were pretty low so I have been on it since diagnosis (sep) .The PD nurse thought it might be low because of pain and wondered if it was bone pain ? Starting them didn't make a difference . Gonna ask gp to recheck levels . I wonder if the lack of vit d is as a result of PD or whether it has significance in developing it. I'm sure there's research into this but haven't looked into it .
i had only a quick look Not sure if there's a direct link? but with balance~falls i spose there is more risk of injury with bones or general bone pain ??and it can help ward off flu apparently, i found it hard too believe i was deficient having a tan off water in winter and being a angler eating plenty of fish, they also at the time gave me another supplement of folic acid??, i haven't been checked or tested since too see if everythings ok.
That is a great idea about the headache cooling strips - thank you! I do take Paracetamol, but am loathe to do so
I've heard about this allergy but didn't realise it prevented people have a flu jab. That is good advice about the vitamins - thank you