Hey guys, my brother tried Amantadine and Trihexyphenidyl, he had good results, specially on balance and coordination, but, neurologists are skeptical about prescribing it to him.
Have u ever tried any of these medications mentioned on this National Ataxia Foundation document?
Medications_for_ataxia_symptoms.pdf (83.4 KB)
Hi my Dr. Says there’s meds for my ataxia. What type of ataxia does your brother have ?
Hi Bobby. He has type 3 a/k/a Machado Joseph
hi Bobby-what meds did your dr. give you?
I used Amantadine for two years. Liquid, 10 ml/twice a day. At first, there was a very noticeable improvement in walking and balance.
The improvements lasted about 18 mounths, then I began having seizures. They set me way back. Amantadine can cause seizures so I stopped taking it. My Neurologist lowered my anti seizure meds as they made me so fatigued.
I just got my drivers license reinstated. So Amantadine can be very helpful, but it can bring on serious problems. Be well, be careful.