Sick bug


Hi my husband has Parkinsons and had a sick bug yesterday, it’s really knocked him for six. Was wondering if his meds still work,he’s on Sinemet. Any advice?


Hi Buffy,

I hope you’re well; although I'm sorry to hear that your husband hasn't been feeling very well.

If your husband isn’t absorbing his medication (which he’s unlikely to be if he has a stomach bug) he may notice his Parkinson's symptoms get worse – but he needs to check his GP as it could be much more complex than that. You can also speak to one of our Parkinson’s nurses via our helpline on 0800 800 0303 if you need further advice.

I hope this helps.

Many thanks,