Hello my name is Cath. I was diagnosed with Parkinsons about 4 years ago. I was started on Madopar, which the dosage was gradually increased. To improve the effectiveness of the Madopar, my doctor started me on Stalevo last year. I however had very extreme side- effects and was swiftly taken off ( following an admission to A&E).
Following a mix of advice from my consultant I then went to see a consultant privately for a second opinion. He advised me that the Madopar that i was taking was too high and needed reducing over 8 weeks. I have been doing this for about 3 weeks however i think i am having rather bad withdrawal symptoms, including tremors, mood swings, inability to move, eyes closing, similar to parkinsons but worse.
I would like to know if anybody else has had to reduce their madopar and how they did this and did they have similar symptoms? Also how long did it take?
I would be very grateful for any advice and thank you