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What are the symptoms of parkinson s disease?

symtoms of parkins s diseade my husband is 65 yrs. of age and was tecently diagnosed with parkinson s first they thought he had testless leg syndrom but all the med did was knock him out but during sleep, his legs still twitched and jumped all the night through. he is a vet grom viet nam, the new symptom i am really freaked out about is he is seeing things that are not there and it is awful to see him suffer so. he takes paxil, tagamet, a baby aspirin, pramipxole 0.25 2√ódaily and it does not work. w @?_ e ve been to a nurouolgist a va nurse prac. and a family dr. his sleep is always on/off each night or during the day for that matter. he also has short term memory loss and always lives in fight or flight mode. ptsd seems to go .hand in hand. i worry he has been misdiagnost. can you offer an opinion? i have been with him sence 2000. please forgive any misspeeled words. thakyou, mrs. james allport
Tue, 23 Jul 2019
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Hi,

First of all, I think your husband may suffer from dementia with Lewy bodies. He can do MRI T2 weighted to assess brain damage. This type of dementia has symptoms of Parkinson and Alzheimer diseases. So, he needs some medications besides the treatment of Parkinson diseases such as Donepezil. For hallucination: Quetiapine, he should start with half a tablet per day for three days at bedtime then the dose should be increased gradually until the symptom becomes under control. Dopamine agonist such as Pramipexol can treat restless leg syndrome he has suffered from.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Dr/Mustafa, Neurologist
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