First of all apologies to the venerable Bede, this is a non-scientific event unlike the carefully calibrated prescriptions that may one day be on offer.
but i thought i'd give it a bash anyway.
1 pair of wrap-around safety glasses
1 sheet of darkish blue celophane
stick the celophane in the glasses
put the glasses on your nose
this was a non-scientific test for 100 reasons
immediate feeling of relaxation
perceived improvement in
- getting out of chair
possible improvement in
no improvement in
delay in taking next medication
- street cred
- families opinion of one's sanity
- ability to see
Happy New Year when it comes
I was telling a forum member about the blue glasses and can't find the post which kindly gave the prescription. Can anyone direct me to it?
Forum search for blue lenses doesn't throw anything up.
No change there then!
The extraordinary thing, to me, is the insight that what we see can affect how we move. The'magic' all goes on in the area of the thalamus where the nerves from the eyes first reach the brain, right next to the basal ganglia where most PD symptoms originate. The right type of signal may interfere with the excessive signaling from the bg in a way similarish to the electrical pulses from Deep Brain Stimulation (which ususualy of is of parts if the basal ganglia like the putamen) .
(corrections please if any of this is wrong, but guess who has bought a book on neurology with lots of helpful pictures?)
polar sunglasses seem to help cut down on the jerks
I use polarised sun glasses for angling,
you can get brown,yellowish, or blue grey tint for differeing light conditions.
thank you so much for your insight.I understand now if I want to block my jerks all I have to see is keep reading .It's the same with driving ,always using your eyes..Some might get through but very minimal i wonder if this mighthelp with dyskinesa???