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