Hi Dart501 - I started on Ropinirole XL slow release tablets eight years ago and they suited me fine and got on well with them, I still take them now along side Sinimet. Unfortunately they do not suit everyone as I have read on the forum from time to time, so I hope you were informed of the side effects of these drugs which come under the name of Dopomine Agonistics, I was very fortunate in not having any of the side effects which are mentioned in the link Ezinda has provided, especially the OCD, which you need to look into closely. You should be able to talk to your Neurologist, Parkinsons Nurse or as Ezinda said by phoning the helpline number about the side effects before you go any further. I have been ok as I said but many more have not.
You have been unfortunate to be diagnosed at an early age and I wish you well on your journey with Parkinsons - all the best Sheila