I was diagnosed in April 2016 (I'm now 59). My symptoms were not too bad at that time. My consultant suggested the following medication: Rotigotine, Rasagiline and Sinemet. Given the potential serious side effects from these drugs and the fact that they wear off and you have to take more and more, I decided not to take medication at that time - I wanted to wait until things got really bad. Things have worsened since then and my consultant (a locum) has moved on. My new consultant, who I saw today, said she wouldn't have prescribed any of these meds and instead suggested I go on Ropinirole. This suggests that maybe I was right to resist medication as otherwise, I'd potentially be taking the wrong medication or perhaps more medication than I need. I still don't want to take medication, but I'm in the process of making a claim for PIP and I wondered whether not taking medication (for the reasons set out above) would be held against me? Any views would be welcome.