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Dr. Frank, Board Certified Physician
Category: Neurology
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Experience:  Board certified general Adult Neurologist, with experience in experimental neuroimaging and neurodiagnostics.
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My husband has been a very intelligent successful capable

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My husband has been a very intelligent successful capable person until around 59 years of age. Things have changed greatly, not able to work do to knee surgery, other symptoms not able to get answers for are, soft voice, slow movements, slowed processing, arthritis physical weakness. Have had brain scans, seen neurologists but is not sure it is Parkinson's . He has aged majorly, tried him on some Parkinson's drugs but seemed not to help. He is now 62. I often wonder that another anxiety drug would help? Any suggestions
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. Frank replied 1 year ago.

Hello welcome to JA. I will review your statement and reply shortly. Dr. Frank

Expert:  Dr. Frank replied 1 year ago.

Please list the medications he has tried (ropinerole, pramipexol, sinemet)? Has he had a functional scan for Parkinson's (DATScan)? Has he had neurophyscometric testing by neuropsychologist? Is there a family history of Parkinson's? Please get back to me to discuss. Thanks. Dr. Frank

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
None of these drugs, out of country so can't say for sure, these tests were done, could not rule in or rule out Parkinson's. Testing showed slow thinking and movement, whose in right hand. Almost gets overwhelmed in what were every day events in his job. Feels he may have suffered job burn out. No Parkinson's in family. His father suffered from anxiety in later years and put himself into full time care. My husband his stiff legs, compromised balance and slow. Lost a lot of physical strength
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Pls reply other than mobile phone
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Are you still there
Expert:  Dr. Frank replied 1 year ago.

With the family history he has (paternal lineage) to consider Parkinsonian plus syndromes (FTD or lewi body dementia, straito-nigral degeneration and/or other subtle neurodegenerative disorders) he needs a good behavioral neurologist with cutting edge neuroimaging capabilities. I hope I was able to send you useful information. Please remember to rate my service by clicking on the rating stars. Thanks. Dr. Frank