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    Parkinson's following chemo
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    anonymous posted:
    My husband is in the hospital right now with these same symptoms of extreme pain and weakness with trembling. His MRI,PET scan,CT scan and X-rays have found nothing definitive to be causing him all the pain in his arms,shoulders and legs. He finished chemo on July 30,2015 and had extra Methatrexate treatments in the hospital. Took many nausea meds by mouth and in IV form. His weakness is worsening to where he cannot stand alone without passing out. His blood pressure is sky high one minute and an hour later is is normal. I had been reading about this earlier and think this may be what he has. It really has his oncologist and internist stumped. I am asking them about the possibility of him having Parkinson's disease when they come through today. We did have a family member that has Parkinson's and his showed up following chemo a couple of years ago. Didn't think much about it until now.
     
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    jonathan_baker responded:
    How old is your husband? You can check for symptoms of Parkinson in your husband. A tremor that usually begins in a limb is the main symptom of Parkinson. However, that alone cannot be said to be the symptom of Parkinson. Symptoms like slowed movement, rigid muscles, impaired posture,
    speech changes, writing changes etc are some of them. I guess treatments for people suffering from Parkinson's are more concentrated in the later stages. In the initial stages they are made to do a lot of physical and mental exercises like the ones mentioned in this http://www.c-care.ca/blog/parkinsons/cope-progression-parkinsons-loved-ones/


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