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#1
Hi everyone :) I was DX about 9 months ago at the age of 41. I am now on the maximum dosage of Requip XL but my tremor and stiffness if anything has got worse :( I am currently off work with depression ( PS Its the first sick note i have ever had!)I just wondered if anyone else has had this problem and whether they were put on different meds.I still have another 6 weeks before i see the neurologist and the worry of the meds not doing anything is getting to me. Oh well rant over.Thanks for reading .

#2
hi doddy
feel free to rant - you've had a nasty shock after all.
tremor is the hardest symptom to treat - stiffness seems to be more responsive to DAs. Hopefully when you add levodopa, which is inevitable, it will help more. in the meantime, welcome, and nice to meet you.
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#3
ps misread your post and missed that stiffness is also not helped. perhaps DAs just dont do it for you and levadopa will.

#4
Thanks Turnip i'll have a read up on Levadopa :smile: