Newly diagnostic , ask about better treatment


#1

Hello ,

I am recently diagnostic with PD in feb 2019.
I take azilect as medication and I am doing well.

my neurologist suggest to start a dopamin agonists.
I am afraid from the sides Effects of the medication so I prefer delay it

Should I take dopamin agonist or not ?? I don’t know?

All your answers are welcomed

Thanks in advance for your help

Have a nice day everyone

Christiane


#2

If you can cope without medication, delay is the normal course of action for early-on set.


#3

Hello,

Thanks for the advice , that is what I will probably do .
Have a nice day

Christiane


#4

Hi @Christiane,

A warm welcome to the forum.

Your fears about the side effects of dopamine agonists are completely justified, however, I would encourage you to follow the advice given by your neurologist.

We have an entire section on our website dedicated to people who have been newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s which contains information on how best to manage your condition, along with the various forms of support that is available to you. You can find this page here - https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/information-and-support/newly-diagnosed-parkinsons.

If you’d like more information on your medication, you can always speak to one of our friendly advisers via our confidential helpline. Feel free to give us a call on 0808 800 0303 or email us at [email protected].

I hope you find this information helpful.

Best wishes,
Reah
Forum Community Manager