I have recently been diagnosed with PD although it has been an uphill battle to get the diagnosis. I started a year ago with a twitch in my right thumb. Following appointment with Neurologist and numerous tests finally had a radioactive brain scan which confirmed loss of dopamine on right hand side and borderline on left. This was early this year, since then have had numerous problems trying to get appointment with Neurologist, but now have an appointment for September. In the meantime I have had an appointment with the Parkinsons Clinic who were really supportive. I started Madopar about a month ago, but the side effects affected my ability to work so I stopped them and have tried to go it alone. This hasn't worked so I have now started Rasagiline (yesterday). Side effects are nausea, severe headache, internal tremors, nightmares and lack of sleep). Does anyone know whether these side effects will reduce after time as I'm currently off work, desperately trying to get back to work asap?