thanks turnip, I agree completely on madopar and an empty stomach and lots of water, my neuro says that flushes it thru to your duodenum where it is absorbed, rather than stuck in your stomach where it is not. I think you are also right, ghrelin probably is a long term thing if neuorprotective, but reading about its function is that it increases alertness and concentration in short term. The idea is that it helped early humans hunt when hungry. I am undoubtedly putting 2 and 2 together to make 5, but you never know there could be something in it. If taken after meals my madopar lasted 5-6 hours, but now before meals barely 4. But that was then, and this is now, and the disease has progressed, so maybe that's the only reason.
Here in Jakarta people fast for religious reasons, so as they say, when in rome....Nothing to lose except my fat
I will post here if I have anything of interest to report!