Dx 2010 having had symptoms ( resting tremor, sleeping difficulties, overactive bladder and general fatigue)since 2004. As things were clearly progressing I was then prescribed 8mg Requip Modutab ( controlled release)for two and half years before it was increased to 10 mg when symptoms became less well controlled. Two months later , symptoms deteriorated further and I could hardly walk and needed help with all daily tasks . My consultant then prescribed Sinemet Plus 25/100 x3 a day in addition to the 10 mg Requip.
It is now 6 months since I started the Sinemet and for the most part there have been noticeable improvements in motor symptoms including disappearance of right side tremors ! Most people wouldnt know I have PD and even my GP tells me Im doing so well and my walking is great. Can't say the same for non motor symptoms but no one sees the effects of those except my wonderful husband who is my rock . I am particularly worried at having gained a stone in weight in addition to experiencing swollen, painful ankles with purple mottling almost every day since the new meds regime started. Its particularly bad in hot weather.
My next appointment with the consultant is not for another 2 months but I suspect my GP is reluctant to change my meds beforehand. Having read the answers to a similar question on the 27 June 2013 I am now wondering if I should just go back to 8 mg Requip as there was never a problem before the increase to 10 mg. I've been thinking it was the Sinemet but now I'm not so sure.......any suggestions or should I just grin and bear it till next appointment?