I write with some hesitation and a lot of caution. It is very rare for me to talk about medication and even rarer to me to make any kind of recommendation or comment especially pertaining to change. However this is an adult community and we are all sharing our knowledge in order that some small detail may make a big positive change for anyone of us so on that basis I am going to continue but please I implore each and every one of us to be mindful and responsible about our health and Health Care.
I have made a very simple and somewhat obvious change to the way I take my medication how it was not obvious to me I'm not sure but perhaps it is because I rarely focus on my illness and even less so on my medication but of late I have have necessity to do so. Instead of taking my levodopa three times a day I have broken each tablet in half and I am taking 1/2 6 times a day. It is especially important to note that my levodopa tablets have a line down them this line denotes the fact that the manufacturers have created a tablet which has an equal amount of active ingredient in each half if there is no line this is not the case and therefore you will not be getting a true 50% dosage.
I am only on the third day of this new regime but already I have noticed a significant improvement in my physical well-being and movement. It is early days however I am encouraged thus far I am going to continue to monitor progress and I will report back with some more meaningful information should I find it.
It does seem obvious to me now that by making this adjustment my underlying base level of levodopa has been raised. Without the base camp at Everest climbers would have to start from the bottom every time and I guess that's the point I have removed half the mountain.