Parkinson’s Essay Turns 200!
Tomorrow, James Parkinson‘s essay will be 200 years old. Since his discovery, modern medicine has made strides with L-Dopa and Carbi-dopa breakthroughs that have become the long-standing gold standard of regimens. Not to diminish the importance of the Levadopa breakthrough, but that was over a half a century ago.
New drugs and procedures are slowly trickling out, but no one drug that I know of has impacted Parkinson’s disease as that of L-Dopa. To this very day, since my 1991 diagnosis, I have found benefit from this most amazing life-changing drug. I am very lucky to report that my dosage, even after all this time, is a lowly 3 pills (25/100) a day. I aim to keep my pill consumption to the utmost minimum, but only time will tell.
I am hopeful but impatient as I plead with any pharmaceutical company, researcher, doctor, or anyone connected with creating new innovations to the neurological world that a huge need is there, right now, and an escalating problem that will impact so many. I would offer detailed numbers, but at this time, as we have no hard numbers, for lack of a registry devoted to Parkinson’s patients, the numbers just aren’t gathered, yet.
On World Parkinson’s Day (4/11/17), like millions around the world, I will be participating in #UniteForParkinsons. Please join us to spread awareness via social media to the world about Parkinson’s disease. Visit https://www.worldparkinsonsday.com/#world-parkinsons-day for more information!
Posted on April 10, 2017, in Education & Support, Medications, Parkinson's Disease, research and tagged #uniteforparkinsons, 2017, a soft voice in a noisy world, biomedical research, blog, chronic conditions, cure, cures, discover, discoveries, Disease, doctor, doctors, global, Health, hope, james parkinson, Karl Robb, l-dopa, levadopa, medical advances, medical research, Parkinson's, parkinson's awareness, Parkinson's Awareness Month, Parkinson's Disease, patient, PD, PDPatient, research, scientific research, shaky palsy, support, wellness, world parkinsons day. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.