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Difficulty with handwriting
monpeduto posted:
My partner with PD for 2 years controlled by madopar has a lot of difficulty writing especially with others watching. He describes his hand and fingers stiffening up and being unable to move his hand across the page. This has been a huge problem for him obtaining employment since most jobs involve some paperwork. Any ideas on how this can be helped?
Mark A Stacy, MD responded:
Dear monpeduto
If he notices that his handwriting is worse at the end of his dosing interval - or when his medication is not working as well, it may be that, increasing the dosage or taking it more frequently will be helpful. In addition there are other medications that a neurologist may wish to add to enhance the efficacy of the madapar.

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