5 posts tagged “tremor”

“A Mile and a Candle” for World MSA Day

Posted October 3rd, 2011 by

Today, October 3rd, is World MSA Day.

MSA stands for multiple system atrophy, a degenerative neurological disorder that causes symptoms similar to Parkinson’s disease. As a result, it is included in a group of diseases called “Parkinson-plus syndromes,” which have the classical symptoms of Parkinson’s (such as tremor and stiffness) as well as additional physical and mental features. In addition, these diseases typically do not respond to Parkinson’s treatments.

Walk a Mile Today for World MSA Day 2011

The theme for this year’s World MSA Day is “A Mile and a Candle.” All around the globe, MSA activists will be lighting a candle today at 8:00 p.m. local time for one hour. Participants are being asked to light a candle for each person they know who is living with MSA or has been lost to MSA. As candles are lit across every continent, a virtual 24-hour wave of light will be created as it moves from time zone to time zone.

In addition, activists will be walking a mile (or more) in honor of MSA, then reporting their mileage on the “A Mile and a Candle Counter Page.” The goal is to tally enough miles from enough participants to equal 24, 901 miles, which is the circumference of the earth at the equator. If this goal is accomplished, MSA Day supporters will have “walked around the earth” to raise awareness of this little-known disease.

Here at PatientsLikeMe, 485 patients report MSA, with 54% of them female and 46% of them male. The most common age bracket reported is 50-59 years of age, while some of the most commonly reported symptoms include excessive daytime sleepiness, sexual dysfunction, emotional lability and bladder problems. Get to know our MSA patients today and, if you can, light a candle or walk a mile in their honor.


How Would You Evaluate Your Experience with Muscadol?

Posted March 6th, 2011 by

Muscadol is an international brand of medication that combines acetaminophen, a widely used analgesic (pain reliever), with orphenadrine citrate, a skeletal muscle relaxant. It is used in the treatment of muscle spasm and tremors associated with various musculoskeletal conditions.

At PatientsLikeMe, where more than 120,000 patients are sharing their experiences with conditions, symptoms, treatments and more, only one patient reports using Muscadol in a dosage of “100 mg as needed.”  Given the prevalence of musculoskeletal conditions – including fibromyalgia, sciatica and herniated disc disorder – we know there are many others who may have tried Muscadol to relieve their symptoms.

If you’ve been prescribed Muscadol or another anti-spasm/anti-tremor muscle relaxant, we encourage you to share your experiences (including side effects, dosage, effectiveness, cost and more) to help other patients.  PatientsLikeMe’s unique data-sharing platform allows you to share detailed data about all types of treatments, interventions and lifestyle modifications that have helped you or simply had no effect.

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