Dr’s Orders

Last updated: October 2022

I found out in 2018 that I had Parkinson’s. I was recommended a Dr at Shane’s University of Florida Gainesville by my orthopedic Dr.

After evaluation I was prescribed carbidopa/levodopa. I started off kinda bad by taking meds when I remembered to do so.
But it all changed when I went to my 2nd therapy session. I was discussing why I was still shaking and she talked to me about how I was taking my medications. She instructed me and my wife on the proper way to take the medication.

Medication timing

I know I was wrong after taking meds as instructed.

The key to the right way was to take at least 30 minutes before eating. The reason being the difference in the proteins that cause the meds to not work.

Now my wife is diligent to make sure I take it right. Thank God for good health advisors and a loving caring wife. About the only time I shake is when I drive, my right leg starts to jump. Thanks to cruise control and radar I still drive. I walk at least 3 miles 5 days a week along with stretching and light weights.

I am doing good at 75yo.

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