My husband was diagnosed with PD 8 years ago. He was experiencing severe cramping which would incapacitate him at times. We went to a new doctor today hoping to find out about deep brain stimulation. While we're waiting for all the "boxes" to be checked for the surgery, my husband will begin taking Rytary tomorrow instead of C/L. His doctor also wants to gradually have him stop taking rinipronol (sp?). On his current medicine, he battles compulsive behavior along with severe cramping. I will post on our progress. It appears that it takes patience and perseverance to get adjusted to Rytary, but PD has already cultivated those skills. Send us some prayers and good vibes, as we will do the same.