Monthly Archives: July 2010

Continuing to explore the cause of excess Dopamine

Parkinson’s Disease and Tourette’s Syndrome This is an interesting post which analyzes the excess of dopamine as the source of involuntary movements Indeed, involuntary movements, commonly referred to as tics, are the primary symptoms of a disease called Tourette’s Syndrome. … Continue reading

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Brain, Basil Ganglia and Dopamine

Spent the night on youtube searching for educational videos regarding the brain, basal ganglia and dopamine. Here are some of Functional Areas of the Brain A series of seven interesting videos of the different functional areas of the brain. #6 … Continue reading

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Brain+Mind

The last week or so have been very hard (my body usually starts to shutdown a couple of days before the cardiology meetings Clarisse has been regularly having over the last 5 years). I can feel the energy slowly building … Continue reading

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Nightmares

For the last week or so, Clarisse has been having intense nightmares during the night. It seems that the frequency and intensity of those nightmares are increasing. At first, we thought that it was just a coincidence (Maya use to … Continue reading

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Neurology Meeting

We had our one month follow up meeting with the Stanford Neurology team today. They confirmed that the paralysis was a sign of the chorea getting more acute. They suggested that Clarisse should start taking some Valproic Acid (Divalproex) – … Continue reading

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Cardiology Meeting

We met with Clarisse’s cardiologist today. Her heart sounds good so no complication from the surgery on the heart side.

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Better Day

Today is a better day. Clarisse seems to be happier. She has less trouble drinking water (less coughing). And she seems to be eating a little faster. Learning to enjoy every little victory!

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