My wife went on carbidopa-levodopa and most of her parkinson symtoms disappeared, however she as always had low blood pressure and the carbidopa-levodopa resulted in her frequently fainting.
Tried microdine, fludrocortisone, compression socks, adominal binder, etc - still fainting.
So she stopped the carbidopa-levodopa and just started ropinirole (.25mg) once a day with the plan to increase it to 2 a day and the 3 a day.
The parkinson symtoms (tremors/balance) have slowly been getting worse since stopping the carbidopa-levodopa. But the fainting has stopped.
Occassionally she says that she feels weird, walks a few steps and freezes, I help her to the bed.
Is this caused from the ropinirole or the lack of carbidopa-levodopa ?
How much of a dose of ropinirole before she should start to notice improvements ?