My 68 year old mother was diagnosed with Parkinsons in 2017.
Neuro advised Sinemet 12.5mg Carbidopa /50mg Levodopa one daily - increasing by one tablet per week until reaching four daily.
We followed the above instructions and no benefits or relief were experienced
Symptoms worse i.e pain,stiffness and walking dipped further.
We manged to persevere with Mr Sinemet for close to two months before admitting defeat.
Now next up Madopar 50mg Levdopa 12.5 benserazide and we have arrived at our three a day as instructed but again same story and roughly abt two months .
Symptoms worse and i can see a decline do not see any benefits at all i.e improved mobility etc
Is this normal do some people take longer to respond or should there be improvemet after a couple of days ? Does anyone have experience of this ?
I would be very grateful for any helpful feedback.