Good to have you on board, so to speak!
Been taking MP for 2wks now, in tablet form. After experimenting a bit with dosage, I've settled on half a tablet 3 times a day, half an hour before food. I take it with a cup of green tea, which is supposed to contain Carbidopa and makes the MP reach the brain better. However, I'm still taking the prescribed Elderpryl......10mg. am. and 5mg. pm., which helps preserve the dopamine you have left.
Yesterday, I decided to NOT take any MP, to see how I felt. The result was very interesting.......felt awful all day.......dithery, slow, emotional, confused, frustrated. In the end I took half a tablet before my evening meal and calmness soon returned.
So, it seems to be working for me. But then we're all different and react in different ways. Good luck with your trial and I hope you get some benefit. What are the other alternative meds. you are thinking of taking? I've read about a few, which could work alongside MP, so may introduce them eventually. But at the moment, just sticking to MP. It was a big decision and it took an awful lot of research, before I felt brave enough to ' go it alone' . As you say, taking charge of your own body is a personal rIght.......the NHS does not own it!
All the best to you.