Loss of appetite


#1
Hi all, now that I am on the slow release ropinerole 8mg, things seem to be settling down. However I'm finding I can`t finish my meals due to starting to feel full and nauseous. I'm losing some weight which in it's self is not a bad thing but has anyone else experienced this and did it settle down eventually?

Tony in Cornwall.

#2
Hi Tony, I've just increased to 6mg Requip XL last week and have had intermittent nausea and retching all day and variable appetite too. Worsened by coffee or milky things initially. I had been fine on 4mg but PD symptoms had come back so I needed an increase. Nausea is one of the most common side effects and I think many people are prescribed Domperidone (antisickness) along side. Many anti sickness meds cannot be taken with Requip but Domperidone is fine. I suggest requesting this if you continue to feel nauseous. I think I'm improving now but when I next need to increase I'm definitely requesting Domperidone. Hope you feel better soon. I feel so tired and sleepy at times by day since the increase too but have dreadful insomnia. Feels like a bit of a vicious circle....

#3
Hi Silverkins thanks for the reply. Sounds like we are experiencing similar symptoms. I do have the anti-nausea tablets after the Parkinson nurse contacted my GP. Interesting what you say about milky drinks and coffee, I always used too have a hot drink in the evening, now I'm drinking lots of squash instead as I just don`t want a hot drink!

Take care and keep in touch.

Tony in Cornwall
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#4
I find I cannot eat a full meal any more, no nausea but just feeling full. I started having 4 small meals, this is now turning into day long snacking which stops at about 5pm. I am trying to find more non-sweet snacks, non-bread, and less fruit.

#5
Hi Tony,
I lost weight when I started on Sifrol ER (extended release pramipexole), as I felt nauseous or unsettled in the stomach. I had to cut my portions right down, and had to carry food in case I needed to have a little something to eat. Nuts or bhuja mix or toast or crispbread biscuits settled my tummy. In that time, I went off having milk in the mornings, and also gave up coffee. This was over a 3-month period.

I have put the weight back on now because, I think, when I went back to Oregon I had some yummy big meals cooked for me and they expanded my stomach. Or it could have been because my reflux finally settled down??

#6
Thanks guys, it's good to know I'm not alone experiencing this, such is the beauty of these forums :laughing:

Tony in Cornwall