I am recently diagnosed with PD and am currently on 2 x Madopar 50mg/12.5mg daily (it should be 3 x daily but I am very reluctant to take more than 2 as my symptoms aren’t too bad at the moment and I am really struggling mentally with my diagnosis). I also take 3 x Magnesium L- threonate capsules daily ( a total of 1500mg intake daily). I have just bought Mucuna L- dopa 99% capsules from British Supplements. They recommend 1 x capsule daily(giving 353.7mg of L-dopa daily). I have been in contact with my PD nurse for advice but she doesn’t seem keen on me taking these as they are ‘unregulated’ and will in all likelihood ‘make me vomit.’ Not very helpful, I thought ! So I’d like to ask other people on here who are taking these Mucuna capsules the following:
a) when should I take them ie. am /pm/ bedtime?
b)should they be taken on an empty stomach or with something so they don’t make you sick?
c)do I take just one Madopar capsule daily if I’m taking a Mucuna capsule daily as the dose of L-dopa in them is very high or stick to the two Madopar + the Mucuna ?
Any advice would be much appreciated as I’m confused and a bit desperate !
Also I am still working so I want to try and not be sick if I can avoid it !