Hi Stormforce and Moonandstars.........I have been on Requip XL since diagnosis in feb 2013, i felt very woozy, heady, nauseas and awful indigestion and so after consultation i changed to taking it at night around 9pm. That helped with all the side effects though i still sometimes get a bit of nausea in the mornings. I increased gradually to 14mgs and tolerated the drug pretty well. but it was not controlling the neck spasms and pain across the shoulders and stiffness and so around the new year i was given Madopar (co-Beneldopa) 12.5/50 three times a day and decreased the Requip to 10mgs a night, i felt poorly for a few days but things improved and am still on the same dose, i viisited the PD doc last week and she was very pleased with me and i don't need to go back for 6 months (hopefully)!! i sometimes feel the electrical impulses through my arms but that comes and goes, also i take Omeprazole for the indigestion as i sometimes suffer with Gastritis, which goes back long before the parky! Bloating is another nuisance and i also suffer awful diarreah which the PD nurse says is nothing to do with the meds, i have had a stool test recently but no results yet! one of our pals on the forum told me that every pd med she has been tried on gives her the runs!!i have not had hives but do sometimes get the twitchy eye and feel like i am winking at everyone! i have Thyroid eye disease and have put it down to that and i have Hylotears on prescription which i use several times a day for dry eyes, but maybe it is part of the parky! there are so many symptoms with this disease and the meds and it is a pain trying to decipher what is causing what sometimes isn't it?
Warmest wishes to you both and i hope everything soon settles down for you