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I Currently Take 22mg Of Requip XL Once A Day And 1x 50/12.5 + 1x 100/25 Madopar (I Also Take Amantadine)anyone Changed Meds Successful

I Currently Take 22mg Of Requip XL Once A Day And 1x 50/12.5 + 1x 100/25 Madopar (I Also Take Amantadine)anyone Changed Meds Successful

I'm starting to think something isn't working as it should- should I ask to have meds changed as I'm not able to increase Requip (almost at max dose)

posted February 25, 2018
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

Honestly @A MyParkinsonsTeam Member, there is so much going on in the body that affects how we respond to the meds. We should be keeping a detailed log of what we eat, when we take our meds, when we drink coffee, (alcohol), exercise, go to sleep, etc. A friend finds that taking protein with her tablets has a negative impact.
I am one who as changed meds, the process was interesting as I was weaned off the one drug (Ropinirole) and slowly introduced to the new drug (Pramipexole). I felt pretty good on the lower doses.
wishing you well on your journey!

posted March 3, 2018
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

My husband was not helped as much by Requip as he is on standard carbidopa/levodopa. We stopped Requip.

posted March 2, 2018
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

I've been to see the Neuro and he's put me in Entacapone to "boost" my Levodopa (Madopar) I assume I'll stop Madopar and start on Stalevo but who knows?

posted March 3, 2018
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

Thanks Keith, I've got Neurologu this Friday and Parkinson's Nurse the week after - was just wondering if anyone has been / or still is in the same position

posted February 25, 2018
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

Hi @A MyParkinsonsTeam Member, best to speak to your Parkinson's Nurse or neurologist.

posted February 25, 2018

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