I have been using Sinemet for 2 years and have recently found it difficult to manage ‘wearing off symptoms’. My Consulant suggested I looked at different dosage patterns. I found taking meds every 3 hrs 6.30/9.30/12.30/15.30 and 19.30 which meant 2 x 12.5/50 tabs 5 times a day. Unfortunately this didn’t last very long and I found I needed another dose before bed to stop me getting ‘restless legs’ and the dreaded club foot on waking in the morning.
I was prescribed a daily Resagaline as a supplementary treatment but this did not agree with me and now my Consultant has prescribed Neupro (Rotigotine) - starting at 2mg per day, I have been on it for just over a week and have found that my dyskinesis appears to be more intense and lasting longer. I am going to monitor this.
The other thing I have noticed is that I seem to have become very sensitive to light and visual disturbances. I know this is one of the rare side effects and am concerned that I might be risking my eyesight especially I have history of glaucoma in my family. My optician has said my eyes look OK. Has anyone else had any visual problems? ( I have a vague memory of seeing a research report about PD medications and visual problems a couple of years ago but can’t find it.)
My consultant is also keen to increase the Neupro dosage 4mg. I am not sure why there is such enthusiasm for increasing dosage all the time! I am also not clear about next steps if Neupro does not prove to be suitable. Happy days!