The Dopamine Chronicles

An almost daily cartoon about Parkinson's

Snake Oil Salesmen

Undoubtedly if you’ve had Parkinson’s very long, you’ve seen all sorts of crap on the net that says “Miracle Cure”, “Big Pharma is hiding the cure from you”, and “secrets the doctors aren’t telling you” ad nauseum. WELL  DON’T BUY INTO IT!!! If it was legit ALL THE DOCTORS WOULD BE USING IT AND PARKINSON’S WOULD BE WIPED OUT!

You say “not so fast there Marty, all these doctors and drug companies are evil and greedy.” But this actually happened about 40 years ago with stomach ulcers. People would die from these things, be on medicine for life, etc. THEN they found out it was an infection caused by h-pylori. The right antibiotic and presto! Ulcers are GONE!

So if someone tries to sell you on a miracle cure for PD, just say no! To quote my first Neuro doc “If it ain’t approved by the FDA I wouldn’t stick it in my mouth!”

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Written by martyworld

May 28, 2015 at 9:25 pm

Posted in Parkinson's

RESISTANCE IS FUTILE!!!

Scientists have invented a new way to get the meds to our Parkie brains. NANOPARTICLES! That old standby of the BORG!

Here’s the link: Nanolink

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Written by martyworld

May 27, 2015 at 10:55 pm

Posted in Parkinson's

Swatterpult

You ain’t got the reflexes in the old wrist anymore? Live in Louisiana where they got insects as large as small Volkswagens? Never fear! Get the “Swatterpult”, (desktop version shown).

cataswatt

Written by martyworld

May 21, 2015 at 10:42 pm

Posted in Parkinson's

The “Impotent” Flyswatter

Oh for the good old days when I could spend an afternoon swatting flies happily! We have these HUGE black horseflies every so often (they bite too!)  So I could give my wife an evening of entertainment dancing on tables killing flies. Good ole’ Parkinson’s stole most of the FASTEST WRIST IN THE SOUTH. So my kill points aren’t as high, I know! So when we are spending millions trying to find a cure, maybe invest 25 bucks to come up with a spring loaded flyswatter… (I’m going to sketch one out next!)

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Written by martyworld

May 20, 2015 at 2:33 pm

Posted in Parkinson's

Parkinsomnia!

Nasty little symptom of the disease, you sleep for 3 or four hours, then BAMM! You’re awake, wide-eyed and bushy tailed! Current coping strategy, 5mg Melatonin and one Tylenol PM…

bugeyes

Written by martyworld

May 10, 2015 at 8:37 pm

Posted in Parkinson's

New and Improved!

The mad scientists have been busy! They are making NEW and MORE SENSITIVE DBS systems.  Look here at Dr. Okun’s blog here

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Written by martyworld

May 8, 2015 at 6:13 pm

Posted in Parkinson's

TDCS in use!

I REPEAT MY WARNING, DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME…

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Written by martyworld

March 14, 2015 at 9:59 pm

Posted in Parkinson's

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