Levodopa/carbidopa & the other drugs used for PD does not work well for Atypical Parkinson. If you had a diagnosis of atypical parkinson please share it in a post, what drug wether it is an over the counter or prescription, or supplement or generic drugs have you use and the effect on your parkinson symptoms. Thank you much !!!!
I disagree with absolutes on medications. Every person on this board has a different chemical makeup. To read that "Levodopa/Carbidopa & other drugs for PD do not ork for Atypical Parkinsons". My husband was diagnosed in February 2009 with Atypical PD with LBD with his neurologist and a DatScan. He was provided Levodopa Carbidopa and continues this regimen and continues with a neurologist. I am happy for those who go without meds in are happy with their regimen. But to speak in absolutes does a disservice to all who look for experience, truth and hope from this board. We know far more about what we don't know about these Atypical Parkinsons diseases than what we know.
I also have Atypical Parinson's in the form of Shy Drager. Carbidopa/Levodopa does not help at all. Haven't really found anything that helps. Take Pamipexole Dihydo tabs 1mg(generic for Mirapex)to help with restless legs and leg cramps, Donepezil Hcl tabs 10 to help with memory,and TizandineHcl 2 mg (generic for Zanflex Tabs to try and help me sleep at night. Some days they help, but mostly do not. Keep taking for the days I do get relief.
I will not take any more drugs from medical "professionals". Most if them are in it for profit, but not at my expense. I have a healthy regime that I believe in, and it works.
@judyhutchinson, thank you for your reply. My movement specialist, told me that it won't work for me because rytary is long acting levodopa/carbidopa. But I will ask the other movement specialist. Thanks again,