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As a final Parkinson’s update, I was able to bump up my second-opinion appt from late March to yesterday.  I have “Parkinsonism,” which is the effects of Parkinson’s Disease brought on by the regular use of Abilify.

Because I have Rem Sleep Behavior Disorder (acting out my dreams while asleep), I have a 50-80% chance of developing Parkinson’s Disease in the future.  This is good and bad news.

As a result, I will stop using Abilify and see if the Parkinsonism goes away or not.  Basically, I don’t have Parkinson’s right now, which is very good news, even though the possibility of it developing later in life is pretty high.

image from:  https://www.drugs.com/abilify-images.html