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Medication Timing

Friday March 02, 2012

How important is it that I take my medicine on time?

When symptoms re-emerge between doses, medical professionals call this “disease fluctuation”. When the medication wears off, the  person can experience painful muscle rigidity, very slow movement, falls, worsening gait shuffling or freezing of movement, imbalance, and increased tremor and muscle spasms. A delay in medication can even result in worsening swallowing and speech, and sometimes thinking and mood worsen when the PD medications wear off.   Learn more about Medication Timing by Sierra Farris, PAC.

Monique L. Giroux, MDMonique L. Giroux, MD
Guest Blogger, Former Medical Director of NWPF

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