Hi Kittens 3,
I agree that you need to take your meds whilst you are working and not when you are sleeping!
10 years on DAs ruined our lives but we were rescued by a new neuro who put him on Sinemet, initially 3 doses a day but long spells of off time began....
My husband's neuro is a firm believer in little and often to overcome the wearing off phase.
He encouraged my husband to move his tablets nearer and nearer together until he was on all the time and then reduce the dose a little at a time until it began to be ineffective.
After a lot of faffing about and use of a pill cutter he arrived ai one and a half 62.5 Sinemet every 2 hours, about 8 doses a day.
3 years on and touch wood still going strong!
Worth a conversation with your neuro?
He uses a dispersible Madopar as a rescue tablet if he is eating a large meal when out with friends or is stuck in a crowd.
He tried the CR version but found it didn't work for him.
It's all trial and error and different solutions for everyone with this drafted PD!
Keep your chin up and keep trying to find your own best regime.