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To evaluate the effects of my medications, I use an app on my iPhone. I don’t have the tremor that most people (including myself) associate with Parkinson’s, but instead I have bradykinesia (slowness of movement) and rigidity with a bit of balance and gait problems, just to make it more interesting.   I did know […]

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Very preliminary analysis after two days on new dose

Thank you Zalamanda and Marten, for your comments on my previous post. Of course, I agree with both of you, two days is far too short a time to expect any kind of significant results. Nevertheless, I did observe some potentially interesting findings in these two days. The first graph shows the measurements i did on my very […]

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Results after two days on my new dose

I have compiled the measurements during these last two days, see below. Compared with my base line measurements, they look very random and I will attempt some sort of analysis tomorrow.

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New dose day 2

The first day on the tweaked dose went OK, no fantastic change, but I didn’t expect that either. Let me try explaining in some more detail, how the different Parkinson’s medication works. Remember the different types of Parkinson’s medication I mentioned yesterday? Let’s call the levo-dopa based medication type A. Further, let’s call the kind […]

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New dose day 1

These last few days have made me even more aware of how extremely dependent I am of my medications, and if you’re reading this and have Parkinson’s yourself, this is probably very much old news. For people who have not experienced this, I completely understand that this is difficult to understand. Let me quote an […]

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I need a change, I really need a change

I have found myself really struggling for quite some time now. Struggling to move smoothly, struggling to stay positive, struggling to keep going. And I have realised that it is time to change things. I need to increase my medication. Of course it is a sign that my Parkinson is progressing and of course that insight […]

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PD Quantified Challenge – end of day 3

Results from my first day of evaluating myself can be found in the graph below and the next one shows my control (a.k.a. hubby). I found the patterns over time, especially in the finger tapping fascinating. If the results from the first day are anything to go by, the dose-response curve of my medication is […]

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The PD challenge, day 3 – add an app or two

Hmmm… I have realized that the Wii balance exercise/monitoring doesn’t give me quite the information I need relating to fine movements and the Nintendo Wii is also difficult to bring to work. So, I have decided to add some new tests: I found two apps on the app store that looks promising: FastFingers (a tapping […]

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PD-Wii Fit Plus Challenge – day 2

Day 2 of my challenge and I realized that the registering of the results has to be altered slightly: I will register the Wii Fit Age and Centre of Gravity (COG) before and after the exercises I perform. The difference today was surprisingly large, check the table here. I would guess that the balance game […]

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Sara’s PD-Wii Fit Plus Challenge – Results