Medication not working


#1

Hi

I was diagnosed n September 2017 with ‘Parkinsonism’ and put on low dose levodopa. This low dose has been increased since September and now just gone onto 3 tablets 3 times a day. I am not responding to treatment.

My neurologist has written to me saying "Non-responsiveness is not a necessarily a bad sign, but it would mean your symptoms will need to be managed in a different way, on the whole not with drugs.

Any ideas what this means?

Best wishes to all

John

PS I am nearly 72 years young


#2

John. I think the clue is in ‘Parkinsonism’ and means they are not sure you have PD or some other movement disorder, one that does not respond to L-dopa. More here from a USA site:
http://www.parkinson.org/sites/default/files/Parkinsonism.pdf
All the best
Peter