When will I get it through my thick head that I NEED to get enough sleep and exercise (not at the same time) and to remember to take my vitamins as well as my meds? the last few weeks I've felt just awful. I had hardly any "on" time, got exhausted by the smallest things and was unable to exercise because of the fatigue, stiffness and pain. Then I remembered that I had not taken my vitamins all through the holidays and well into February, so I started up again a couple weeks ago. I also decided to exercise even though it knocked me out. Sure enough, I'm soooooo much better now.
I am both Vitamin B12 and Vitamin D deficient, like a lot of other Parkies. Fortunately, the oral supplements work just fine for me. I tend to stop taking them when I feel better; I hate taking more pills. It's time to face the facts, though; I'm going to have to probably take them for the rest of my life. O.K.; could be worse.
If I don't exercise, I always regret it. I get stiff and shaky and then it becomes a vicious circle. No matter how much I don't feel like it, I have to remember to get up and walk, to dance, to do something and not just sit there turning into a statue.
So, I guess I'd better pull on my "big girl panties" and get on with it, right?