Dysphagia medication

Diagnosed with Parkinsons on my 89th birthday last month and now waiting brain scan. In past year have had 2 unsuccessful surgical procedures for pharyngeal pouch by ENT and being unable to digest solid foods am on a liquid diet of supplement drinks and soups - losing 3stones in weight.
I cannot swallow pills like paracetamol and ibuprofen for aches and pains so am concerned about the
type of medication neurology say I will need to take. I wonder if any member has this combination
of conditions - I’d love to hear how they cope. Brief history - heart stents and pace maker installed
in the past 2 years.

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Sorry to hear about your diagnosis and what you are going through at the moment. As you have problems to swallow tablets there is different forms of parkinsons medications available like dispersable tablets , suspensions , oral solutions , gels , patches etc. Just needs to explain about your swallowing problems toyour neurologist when he is considering to start you on medications. I hope you are already aware about paracetamol and ibuprofen are available in liquid forms. Hope this helps to reduce your worry. Be strong and stay positive. Take care.