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    crbuchner posted:
    I am a 52 year old woman. I started falling frequently, running into things, beginning last December. Last month I was referred to a neurologist, diagnosed with PD. The medication has helped with the 'hand shakes' I have had for years, but I am still falling and very unsteady.

    Is there another medication that will stop the falling or almost falling? Any suggestions? This is new to me.
    Mark A Stacy, MD responded:
    Dear crbuchner,
    I usually wait 8-12 weeks to see what the medication will help, and whether I got the dosage right. I would suggest that you be encouraged by such an early response and see if the gait improves. Exercise will also help with your posture and balance!

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