I was diagnosed 4 years ago ,am now 59,and started on Pramipexole, a dopamine agonist drug(DA) . Rotigotine(Neupro patches) also belongs to this family of drugs.
I did not tolerate Pramipexole so was started on a levodopa drug, Madopar which has helped me with walking but not with extreme fatigue, anxiety and generally feeling unwell. I have been on 125 mg x 3 daily for about 2 years.
i was very worried about taking another DA but eventually agreed to try Neupro patches about 3 months ago. I started on 1 mg and have now been on 2 mg for about a month. No side effects and great improvement in energy, less anxious and feel better.
everyone s different but I do hope they work for you. Check with your consultant or Park nurse but I m pretty sure you ll need to tke both Sinemet and Rotigotine together. And finally the Rotigotine patches are used to give you 24 hour dopamine input.
hope that s useful and wish you all the best.