One symptom of Parkinsons that is causing me problems is "paucity of expression" as my Consultant calls it, otherwise known as the "Parkinsons Mask". My close friends and family are having trouble communicating with me. I tend to have a very "wooden" expression and so don't express emotions such as happiness, sadness and amusement very well, I have been told that it is not clear to other people that I have "taken in" what they are saying. I have been diagnosed for just under a year and am prescribed Rasagiline (1 mg daily) and Ropinirole (4 mg slow-release daily). Does anyone have experience of this and any tips on improving non-verbal communication? Any help appreciated!