My mother was diagnosed with Parkinson's since 2007. Since then due to many problems and issues (including immigration since we're from iraq) she has been very neglectful when it comes to her disease.
Upon initial diagnosis the doctor prescribed sinemet and she has been using this drug (and occasionally abuse it upto 6-8 pills per day) since her initial diagnosis six or seven years ago.
recently her condition got much worse and we finally managed to convince her to see another neurologist. this neurologist made her take a full brain MRI, which revealed that the reason behind her Parkinson's was ischemia the basal ganglia.
He prescribed many other drugs to her and told her and told me that she should STOP sinemet. He prescribed sifrol three times/day instead, but since she stopped taking sinemet three days ago her condition got really bad, she can barely mover her body. although her hands aren't shaking as bad as they were but what good is that since she can't mover her body at all? she can't get up of a chair unassisted, she can't lift anything heavier than a small bottle. she's simply a wreck now comparing to what she was before stopping sinemet. while she was taking it she was capable of moving, cooking and even working for 4 hours everyday (she's a pharmacist).
I want to know is this temporary? is she going to get better? should she start taking sinemet again? she's going to see the doctor again in three days but I don't think she can make it, not only physically but also mentally, she's so depressed.
thanks in advance.