I'm 62 and was diagnosed with PD in Feb this year. So far its classified as "mild", which is a blessing.
My neuro proposed trying Rasagiline on its own and moving on to Ropinirole if the Rasagiline didn't work.
Well, I started on the Rasagiline back in March and after about 3 weeks was feeling a little better but had developed a fairly nasty (an very itchy) rash.
So my GP recommending stopping the Rasagiline for a few weeks and taking some anti-histamines. Made sense and after 3 more weeks, the rash had subsided considerably, but not gone away altogether.
So, started up again and after a couple of weeks the rash was getting worse again.
So, then dropped the Rasagiline and started taking just 2mg of slow release Ropinirole per day - rash continued but taking anti-histamines and pretty subdued.
Last week upped dose to 4mg per day (as instructed and rash is back with a vengeance. Particularly on arms and legs - bit like I've been attacked by a bunch of mosquitoes. Am actually on holiday in the sunshine of the Swiss mountains
so hard to contact GP. Local pharmacist family friend has given me some anti-histamine cream and I am still taking tablets, so coping with it - but not improving sleep
Seems odd to be allergic to two different drugs when I have no history of allergies.
Has anyone else had problems with a skin rash from either or both of these?
If so, did you manage to "work through" the rash?
Am seeing GP at end of month and neuro early July, so can talk to them, but would be interested in other experiences.