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Mirapex
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Weight gain friend up 60 lb. on mirapex Got off and lost it. I gained 30 and can’t lose any continue to gain Rytary and azilect and tasigline hate to change but getting all new clothes is not optiom

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I took requip for a long time and it helped me

Stalevo
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Stalevo

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I have had DBS since 2014 it gave me a good life but on the last year it has taken toll with my voice I am illegiball and I get fustrated as when ii am in a social setting especially if there is… read more

Rytary
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I volunteered to resign to retire. I was not forced to retire !!

Medications- Which Ones Are You On? What Has Been Your Personal Monetary Cost? Does Insurance Cover Them?
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Are any of you folks on the following medications and what has been their effectiveness? What has been your personal monetary cost? Does insurance cover them?

Amantadine

Apo Levocarb

Midorine

Methyphendiate

Entacapone

Pramipexole

APO Quetiapine

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

Have you had a skin reaction to Amantadine? My wife is on it -twice a day and it is quite good controlling dyskensia. There is a new formula on the market now, but she is not on this one.

DBS
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If you have the DBS what medicine and dosage do you take

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Thanks. I appreciate your great insight.

I Have Difficulty Swallowing Stalevo, Can I Pulverize It?
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If I totally pulverize stalevo will it pass through my system faster?

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

I take mine with a teaspoon of jelly, or cottage cheese. Seldom have any issue.

Stalevo
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I am taking Stalevo 4 times a day. It seems to improve episodes of stiffness in legs. I sleep better with light dreams. My problems is I take this every 5 hours and almost like clockwork, around the 4th hour I start to have withdrawal symptoms. I become light headed, nauseous, breathing becomes rapid and I feel like passing out. My doctor told me to take 1/2 or 1 whole carbidopa/levodopa tablet when that happens. That works and carries me through the next hour. Certainly can't drive when I have… read more

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

First thing you do is to contact your Neurologist.
Your doctor may decrease or change your script etc.

New Medication Makes Me Nauseous?
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I have recently changed medication to Stalevo and it's works reasonably well, however sometimes it makes me feel nauseous and gives me a sickly headache. This normally happens first thing in the morning or in the evening, I do try and take it with food and this makes no difference. I am reluctant to change as it does work well, has any else experienced this and have any advice?

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If the stalevo is still making you feel sickly you could try adding domperidone to mix. It's very effective at dealing with nausea.

Has Anyone Used Entacapone (generic For Comtan) ? Taken With Sinimet.
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What are shadows

Levodopa/Carbidopa
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Hi - my mom went on rytary 95 3xs a day in May of 2015. We noticed a big decline in cognitive - not being able to do simple tasks, confusion etc...over the summer. We have been working with a movement disorder specialist since October and have gotten her off all blood pressure meds and next week she will be off axilect. She wants to try a different Parkinson meds but didn't say which one. Has anyone gone off rytary because of cognitive issues? If so which PD drug did you switch too? thankd for… read more

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

Stalevo has been a great choice for me.