Just try this one out, girls. Google 'Parkinson's and menstruation'.
There is so little info on this subject (ie none) that almost top of the list is 'Coping with Parkinson's symptoms over the festive PERIOD'. LOL.
Given that the estimates say that there are only about 3000 women of child bearing age of the 50% of young-onsetters in the UK statistics I suppose I shouldn't be surprised.
The thing is, my system doesn't quite know what has hit it. I've just had my first period in well over 2 years. Domperidone is often mentioned as a drug which will mess up your menstrual cycle. I stopped taking it about 4 months ago when I reduced my Ropinirole dose to 16mg. I didn't need it because I finally stopped feeling nauseous.
But I still didn't have a period.
About a month ago I reduced my Ropinirole again, this time to 8mg, and - wey hey! - visit from long absent monthly friend.
Has anyone else found that Ropinirole affects there period?
erm...clearly affects my ability to spell...
I'm confused, tbh it doesn't take much, I have idiopathic pitted edema, which I googled and apparently I'm menopausal? I've had tests for heart, liver and kidneys and they've came back clear. Do I accept my docs shrugs and keep my feet raised or am I in trouble? E.g. Are any of my appendages going to fall off. I have heard of the male menopause but I didn't know it would in cankles.
That should be "result in cankles". Maybe it is the menopause.
Sorry, although I can assure you I am ALL WOMAN! I can't remember the last time I had a period, and I have definately been through the menopause. Quite frankly,I was glad to see the back of PMT,periods and whatever. But maybe not every woman feels the same about such things. I do understand where you are coming from,but feeling as I do,I am sorry, but in this instance,I am unable to help. However I wish you luck in your search for the answers you seek. BA
I'm 39 and have always been regular as clockwork, no period pains or PMT. I'm currently looking into whether to change to Ropinirole MR. My GP suggested it just this week. I have posted on:
Treatments > Ropinirole MR
Reading here that it may cause problems with my "monthly" gives me something else to think about.
Hi, I'm 37 and have always been regular however after taking domperidone and madopar for only 2 weeks it messed up my cycle. I'm hoping that it was the domperidone and not the madopar that caused it as I'm due to finish the domperidone this week.
I've never taken Ropinirole so can't help with that sorry, I take Rasagiline, Madopar and Amantadine.
I hope things settle down for you.
sounds like heaven not having a period as mine are extremely heavey and dont show any signs of stopping i am 53 and the doctor said i am going through the change as i have had abnormal bleeds, she said this is a sign of the menopause she said i was doing well to have reached 53 and still having periods thats not how i would describe it i am constantly anemic i have what is called menorarge (excuse the spelling)she said the average age for the menopause is 48 trust me to still be having periods at 53 i cant wait untill they stop her,s fingers crossed it won,t be to long. sue.
Yip I felt like I'd been hit by a ten ton truck last week. For the past 2+ years I've been quite content not having any periods. But I just wonder, if its been a side effect of one of my meds, then what other effects are they having on my health? Does the fact that my periods seem to have returned mean that my system is a bit more 'normal'? (I'll cling to that idea next time I'm also clinging to a hot water bottle while resisting the urge to down paracetamol like they're smarties.)