Good to know that we think on similar lines! I'm not totally against conventional meds. and obviously if there was a cure, I'd take it willingly.
Since I last posted on here, I have come off all meds., but still experimenting with the Mucuna (which I seemed to have spelt wrongly, all through this thread!). I'm giving myself 6 months and keeping notes on how things are going. So far I've tried capsules, tablets and powder form....before food, after food, with green tea, with milk and also different dosages. I've given time for each type to have a chance to work, before trying something else. Some days the Mucuna Pruriens works better than others, but even though my head feels a lot clearer and I'm in full control, my symptoms, on the whole, seem no better.
I'm also looking at going gluten free, as I think the food we eat plays a bigger part in PD than we are told.
Another interesting area I'm researching is a non-invasive ultrasound treatment, called Exablate Neuro by Insightec for neurology. It is having excellent results in Italy, Spain, Switzerland and Israel. It is replacing DBS, so why are we not performing this over here, I ask myself?
Oh well, I suppose we each do the best we can on a day to day basis. Never give up hope.
All the best to you Kev and everyone else.