Thanks for replying. Think it's just the two of us on this forum!
I work at a wholesale nursery and was working 7hrs a day. It was quite a physical job and we worked up to13th December, we had the Xmas meal and a local pub at which I was apparently a bit strange.
We had 2 weeks off and over Xmas I had flu,started on Boxing Day. Then when it was time to go back to work I just didn't have the energy to go back and went to Doctor on 9th Jan I think it was. She did various tests and said she would refer me to a Neurologist as she could tell I wasn't right.
Over the next few months I saw two different Consultants and had a CT scan, then an MRI scan and then I was referred to a Neurologist who specialised in PD. I first saw him in April when he suggested I needed to boost my Seratonin levels. So my GP put me on Prozac which I took for 20 days then felt so awful I came off them and was prescribed Sertraline but when I got them two very common side effects were fatigue and sleepiness which were 2things I was trying to get rid of so I didn't take them but took some 5HTP tablets from Holland & Barrett, recommended by a friend I bumped into. She actually had a menopausal problem which I realised was different to mine. My sister-in-law contacted me and told me she'd been prescribed Sertraline and I told her about 5HTP and she took it and it worked. Hers was also a menopausal problem. 5HTP didn't work for me. I had a hysterectomy 6 years ago and am not on HRT.
U asked what my symptoms were and it's basically having no energy to do things and feeling tired all the time.
I started taking Sinemet 12.5mg/50mg on about 12th July and built it up to 2tablets 3times a day with the local PD Nurse's help; she told me I needed to take 75mg of the first thing Carbidopa for Sinemet to work. I got up to the full dose about 1st week in September. Then I started gagging soon after taking the tablets so the PD Nurse told me to take an anti-sickness tablet for a while as my brain thought the Sinemet was poison and was trying to get rid of it.
That brings me right up to date. I saw Consultant on 11th October and it was she who suggested I went for a DatScan. When I saw the PD nurse at the New Forest PD mtg she said reason why one I saw on Friday referred me was because she was a Physican and not a Consultant specialising in PD.
Sorry to have gone on Shefinn but wanted to give u the full story. I'm so glad u have been ok so far. They do say everyone is different, don't they. Thanks for replying again.