I have only recently been diagnosed with Parkinsons (in January this year) and my neurologist has told me that I don't need to take levadopa or any
agonists yet (I'm taking 1mg ).
I'm having a bladder op tomorrow which may help with some of my bladder symptoms, however I've just spoken to another Parkinson's person who recommends I take
as it has totally transformed her life (she had been in a wheelchair and incontinent before taking the drugs).
There seems to be a reluctance to proscribe levadopa where I live but I'm not sure if it's because of my age ( 48 ) or if there are genuine concerns about side affects/tolerance.
Am I about to undergo a surgical operation unnecessarily ? When and who decides that I should start taking levadopa? Will I get my sex life back? Will the pain and stiffness in my back get better? Will my balance improve ?
Apologies for all the questions but my neurologist is quite distant and has told me to come back in 6 months.