Hi I am ann

I am 77 years old and I was diagnosed with Parkinsons in 2013. I have husband and 4 children with families of their own. It is due to their love and kindness we have managed Parkinsons very well. There has, of course been bad times when my legs have ached so badly that I could cry and good days when I hardly know I have this dreadful affliction.
I suppose I am reaching the latter stages of Parkinsons now and hope I can cope as well. I have been toying with the idea of getting in touch with you for a while now. my problems are quite small compared to some but I was wondering if anyone can tell me what to take for the aching in my legs. Also what to do about the age old problem of getting in and out of bed!

Hi Teapottom,

We’ve got lots of advice on how to manage Parkinson’s related pain on our website, which you can find here: https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/information-and-support/pain

We also have a helpful list of equipment that you or your carer might want to try that may help with getting in and out of bed: https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/information-and-support/equipment-getting-and-out-bed

Hope this helps.

Best wishes,

Moderation Team

Hi @Teapottom - welcome to the forum!

I get pain in my left leg overnight and the Parkinson’s nurse recommended that I take magnesium supplements to help with this. I do still get them sometimes but much less that I used to.

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Thank you Singing Gardener for your suggestion. Will
Give it a try.

Welcome to the group and congratulations on doing so well and remaining positive. We’ve been told magnesium is great for leg issues so that’s a recent addition to our medicine box. Tonic water? I like it with gin :speak_no_evil: but somewhere in my memory is quinine that could help?