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Can she control these symptoms without taking her meds?

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My wife is diagnosed with Parkinson's. Her symptoms are only present sporadically - head cogwheeling 45 degrees, rigidity, stare face etc... She was prescribed two medications to help control the tremors, however, has not taken them in over 7 months. She tells everyone she has this disease - almost stage 2 - yet does not take her meds and the symptoms seem to only show up when needed to convince someone of her diagnosis.
Q: Can she control these symptoms without taking her meds? Would you be suspicious that she may be faking this disease for attention? I don't know what to think.


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replied May 7th, 2016
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Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. Medications non compliance is the very common reason for progression and advancing of parkinson's. SHe needs to take them and regularly take them otherwise she wont be able to stop the advancing progression of the disease.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan


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