I feel very bad in the morning.Feel like I have the flu, ache all over.
Mornings have generally been the worst for me. I was stiff, have difficulty getting out of the bed, my legs felt like I had 50 lbs of balls and chains when I walked. Doctor prescribed Carbidopa/Levodopa ER 50/200 to take at bed time. The ER helps and I have been better in the mornings because of it. Also, for my first dose of meds in the AM, I crush my 3 Carbidopa/Levodopa pills and swallow them with a carbonated beverage, then I take my Selegiline. Helps to get the medication into my system much more quickly.
It was my neurologist that suggested crushing the tablets. Unless you are using an extended release tablet, there is no issue with crushing the pills.
I take sinemet also. I take it with breakfast because on an empty stomach I am so dizzy and nauseous it is awful. The doctor said with food that would help.
It's hard when some of your meds. are supposed to be taken with food some without but you have to do what makes you feel good.
@A MyParkinsonsTeam Member. I'm gonna stick my neck out here and tell you what I would do given your circumstances. I would take my medication earlier and not wait til time to get up. Take it up to 2 hours before you get up. Example: Set your alarm for 5 AM and 7 AM. At the 5 AM alarm, take your usual meds. Go back to sleep until the 7 AM alarm goes off to get up. The meds will have had time to be circulating. So you shouldn't feel so bad. Let me hear about it. Sterling.
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