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is it just co-incidence that she developed Parkinson's ?

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Last year my Mother-in-law (MIL) developed a tooth decay for which we visited a dentist. She gave local anaesthesia and since it dint seem to take effect, she gave one more injection within a duration of 10 minutes. After that the tooth was removed and my MIL claimed of a slight numbness of the tongue where the injection was administered for more than a week. Soon, she started talking with a slur and also soon claimed of a difficulty in swallowing. We checked with ENT and also with a neurologist and took a MRI and came with a 'no problem' report. One doctor diagnosed this as a beginning of Parkinson's and she started taking medicines for this. Now, her speech is very unclear and she claims lot of drooling. I want to know whether this could be because of the local anaesthesia given twice or is it just co-incidence that she developed Parkinson's at the same time? she does not have any other problem other than the slur and drooling. could wrong administration of local an

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replied January 1st, 2014
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Hello, thank you for your question. Dental anaesthesia has nothing to do with the symptoms. Parkinson's is not likely either. I am very concerned about possibility of progressive bulbar palsy. Less likely is myasthenia gravis or some other muscle disease. The major concern is choking with food. Pure diet causes the least choking. Please consult a neurologist. By Andre Strizhak

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