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#1
Hi, can anybody tell me if it is normal to be more shaky when starting requip.l have only been on it a week. but do you have to feel worse before you feel better.Do you think certain foods, coffee, aggravate the situation.

#2
John certainly cannot drink coffee as his tremor goes into overdrive.Incidently,we have a friend who is the continence nurse and tells me the first thing people are told to do is to give up coffee when presenting at her clinic.There are some excellent decaffeinated makes on the market. If you are stopping the ordinary coffee, stop it very,very slowly or you may get a headache bad enough to put you in bed.
You may be extra shaky because you are nervous and upset at the prospect of having Parkinson's and starting medication.Unfortunately,any upsets,illness etc will make Parkinson's symptoms worse.