We currently live in iraq.
My mother is 50 years old now. when she was about 43 she noticed tremors in her hand, she was diagnosed with PD. a week ago she got a different diagnosis that her PD was actually a result from damage in the basal ganglia of the brain due to blood clots/hypoxia (ischemia) in that area of the brain.
as a result the doctor now thinks that she doesn't need sinemet anymore. he actually said she's not allowed to use it at all and didn't say why. and he prescribed her with drugs to fix as much as possible of the damage in the brain.
she stopped taking sinemet suddenly three days ago (she used to take 25/100 tabs) according to doctor's orders and now her condition got so much worse. My sister had to feed her during lunch today because she couldn't move her arms.
now I don't know what to do, I called the doctor and he said sinemet is still forbidden for her, and if her condition gets so bad i can give her another drug instead called Requip (Ropinirole).
Is the doctor right? I'm so confused and just seeing her in this condition is painful. I can't imagine what she's going through.