Neupro Patches


#1

Hi, I wonder if anyone could help me, I am due to start on the Neupro Rotigotine patch 2mg, I have just been for the prescription today, I will take this along with madopar and azilect, however, after reading the information leaflet abouth the patches, I am really worried, the side effects are quite scary, they are worse than what I go through without them, it states that you can have hallucinations, involuntary movements, swelling, vertigo etc, I am now wondering if I even want to start them. I know that all drugs have side effects, but I am really scared. I know that everyone is different but if you use these patches, would you be kind enough to let me know how you find them.

Thank you.

Kind Regards
Beatrice


#2

Hi,
I was on it and at times felt I was on a high
I was online moving money at 6am in the morning etc,fortunately I realised in time I had a problem,was also buying too much on e bay etc. This was when I was up to 6mg,reduced it gradually after speaking to the consultant.
After my experience there is no way would I take any dopamine agonist,but plenty people do with no problems.
Cheers Anne


#3

Hi B

Medications have side effects that impact on some not others.

I would suggest trying them the side effects may not appear, give them a chance.

If you do start taking them discuss any side effects (if you do get them) with your nurse, gp specialist dont just stop taking them. Most meds need time to settle down.

It is always your choice and we all weigh up the benefits against any negative reactions.

Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

PDUK have a helpline and a brilliant pd nurse who will call you back and discuss any issues. Try your pdnurse or the person prescribing those meds first, if you prefer.

Take Care


#4

Hi Anne, thank you for replying to my post.

I think I am going to hold on for now and have a good think about the patches.

Thank you again for your comments, take care.

Beatrice


#5

Hi Teehee,

Thank you for taking the time to reply to my post.

I have decided to wait a little while and have a good think about the patches, I know that I may not get all or any of the side effects but I am that I may get some, especially the hallucinations.

Thank you again for your comments, take care.

Beatrice


#6

HI PADDY1,
When you read the list of side effects of DAs, it is scary. Im on Ropinerol 12mgs, steadily moved up from 2mgs over 15 months. I haven’t had any negative side effects but my husband and I keep an eye out for anything different. It suits some nd not others. I see you’ve decided not to go ahead for now and that’s good. If you don’t feel ready you have to be in control of your own medication.


#7

Hi, thank you for taking the time to reply, I am sorry with my late response, I have not been on the forum for a few weeks. I have still not started on the patches and I feel ok but I will try them and see how I get on, just not sure when, maybe when I have my next weeks holiday off work as I worry about being poorly whilst travelling to work on the bus and also in work.

Thanks again for the info, you take are.