Is taking Prednisone and Neurontin a problem for my mother who has Parkinsons?
She is experiencing acute back pain -- we think it may be another herniated disc -- and are awaiting an apppointment for an MRI. She is also experiencing severe headaches, insomnia and some memory loss. I'm alarmed about the severity of the headaches. Please help. Thank you so much, as always!
Typically Prednisone nor Neurontin are a problem in and of themselves for Parkinson's disease patients. They don't really interact with the PD meds (though I obviously don't know your mother's specific regimen). That being said, they do have independent side effects and affect all patients in different ways. I'm sorry to not be able to provide a more specific answer to your question, but typically they are fairly well tolerated and it seems like there are other issues ongoing that may explain some of the symptoms.
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