Hi all. My mum has Parkinson's and earlier this year started to find the Sinemet started to wear off an hour before the next dose. At her last appointment in June, her consultant suggested Rasagiline but mum's GP was unwilling to prescribe it as she wasn't familiar with the drug.
The consultant and GP are still exchanging letters....but I want to bang their heads together and feel helpless.
I'm now left ringing both (or rather their secretaries) every few days to chase for the drug to be prescribed, as mum has lost all confidence leaving the house after a recent trip to A&E when she fell in town (an hour before her Sinemet dose).
I'll be taking Mum's to her next appointment with the consultant in December and I see no chance of this being resolved beforehand, so she's had to wait 6 months whilst her mobility and independance has deteriorated.
I would have thought it's down to the GP to prescribe isn't it? She knows what other drugs mum is taking (blood pressure etc) and is surely responsible for my mum's overall health. But what if she refuses?
Does anyone have any thoughts or similar experiences?
Thanks for reading this rant....