Parkinsons Medicaton

My name is David (70 yrs.old) and I live in the UK and was diagnosed with Parkinsons almost 7 years ago. I was taking 24mg of Ropinerole which eventually caused mental fatigue and this has now been reduced to 4mg and am also taking 100/25 Madopar which has improved my mental state but I feel less mobile. Has anyone experienced similar issues?

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  • David

    I'm on 12 mg Ropinerole day in divided dose. One afternoon I forgot my 4 mg dose. I felt so good I didn't take it the next day either. By 4 days On the lower dose I could barely walk! I improved again once I took the meds.

    I don't know how quickly you reduced but it may be that you need to take a higher dose for longer and wean yourself off more slowly.

  • Thanks do,you take any other medication with the ropinerole?

    kind regards David

  • Yes I do David, diagnosed 2008, now taking Ropinerole, Selegiline X1,, Stelevo x4 and norpress 10mg to sleep. Have you had assistance from the PD nurse? Also there can be withdrawal symptoms coming off Ropinerole, PUK has information on their web site. ( dopamine agonist withdrawal syndrome DAWS)..

    It is better to be slightly under than over medicated I believe.

  • Very Interesting I will keep in touch and let you know how I get on. David

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