I am very concerned about the possible side effects that can be suffered by using the above patches x
I started on Rotigotine Neupro patches a couple of months ago. I began with 2mg and slowly increased them to 8mg, but had to drop back to 4mg because the stronger doses made me feel quite nauseous. The only problem I have with them now is skin irritation. Although I move the patch to a different spot every day and avoid using the same place within 14 days, as advised in the instructions, I still have some red, itchy patches that can last for a couple of weeks. Sometimes I have to replace a patch after about 10 hours as I can't stand the itchiness, which of course means that I go through a packet faster than I should.
I tried patches years ago but they really didn’t work for me !
I later heard from A consultant that the patches should be kept very cold.
I’m not sure if the patches have changed medication format?
I’ve been on the Neupro patch for a few years and have used the 2, 4, 6, and 8 mg. If I forget to put one on, Its for sure a bad few days for me! I’m using the 4 mg patch now along with taking Rytary capsules. The patch saves me and most of my symptoms, and one of the most annoying is the excessive tremors and sleepless nights. I make sure to put on a patch every day. Luckily, there are no side affects except some itching and I figured out using baby oil on a cotton ball will remove any adhesive marks left around the edges of the patches and rubbing it over the area where the skin where the patch was placed helps the skin. The patch works great for me!
I use aRotigone patch every dayand take Stalevo. I oftan feel tired but haven't put it down to the patch.
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