I was diagnosed with PD 2 years ago, non-tremor and am just on Selegiline. At diagnosis I tried Madopar and later on Sinemet, looking back I think the drs then had me increase the dosage too quickly and soon I felt so ill I was unable to work. Not nauseous but completely fatigued, sweaty, felt terrible. So I stopped both trials after a week or so.
I've carried on my life as an orchardist, once I got through the first year of general depression and sleeplessness I felt at least mentally better. LSVT BIG physio program helped me a lot and I do the movements each night to keep it up but the main problem I have is with the bradykinesia in my hands. SOOO SLOOOWWW. I get frustrated with how slow I pick and grading is hard so I'm thinking about trying the L'dopa drugs again.
My question to non-tremor (PIGD) PD people is does l dopa help you? Does the slowness of finger/hand movements improve or is it just for the tremor? Do other people find that it hasn't helped them at all?