has anyone else found your meds are less effective with heavy cold? only on 50/12.5 twice a day as starting dose, butt i noticed improvements b4 this cold, sigh.
I am new to the forum and started on 50/12.5 twice a day and have been on it for a week.
How long did it take for you to notice any improvement? I was diagnosed a year ago and have
not since then taken any medication. Soon after being diagnosed I caught a bad cold
and it did make my PD worse, but improved afterwards without medication.
Hi GF, I have only been on medication for four weeks, was diagnosed about six weeks ago but have had tremor for seven years.
I noticed the difference within days of taking sinemet, seeing the Parkinson nurse today as I think the medication needs to be increased. There seems to be a twofold benefit for me on sinemet, the immediate effect of the doors I am on and the long-term benefit of less muscle tension et cetera.
One thing I have learned on this forum is that the medications affect people in very different ways. Hope this helps.
Thank you for your reply. I am now on three 50/2.5 sinemet per day for 2 weeks before going
back to see the specialist. My main problems are the tremor and tightness in the head
and shoulders. I have no problems with walking, although my balance isn't good.
i found big improvement with balance over the last week or so, so hopefully yours will improve.