Rasagiline is what I was offered. But this concerns me, as it allegedly interacts with other drugs that I am on. Namely Oxycodone (320mg daily) and Morphine (up to 400mg daily), prescribed to control chronic pain from degenerative Spinal Stenosis.
Moreover, I am on 600mg Pregabalin and 1mg Clonazapam daily - prescribed to control Restless Leg Syndrome. I don't understand how the consultant can prescribe anything, let alone Rasagiline without first of all having a look at my symptoms "in the raw", that is to say, not muffled by the Pregabalin and Clonazapam. And surely I should come off these before going on to the Rasagiline?
Following the multi-State collapse of cannabis prohibition in America, many folks are reporting positive results in terms of controlling motor symptoms, by using high doses of THC. THC is available for MS in the UK, marketed as a sub~lingual spray called "Sativex". This too I would like to discuss with the consultant, as I have had good results from Cannabis when abroad, where I have used it to help with pain management and depression. Odd that in the UK I am denied cannabis for pain, and must use heavy and addictive Opioids. Please: I am no wide eyed Hippie looking for free "weed" ~ I am a retired Anglican priest with an open and enquiring mind that is frankly puzzled by the ridiculous nature of our Prohibition laws in the UK.
I have also read that there have been some positive results in terms of treating PD symptoms, from using daily Micro-doses of Psilocybin (doses well below any "psychoactive" level). Sadly, here again UK prohibition laws prohibit any UK research in this area.
Oh dear, I've a habit of running away with words. Sorry for this lengthy post. lol
I hope I've explained my hesitation over the Rasagiline prescription?