I was diagnosed with PD two years ago, but I've had symptoms for decades. I'm an American living in Thailand and I have no medical insurance, so at the moment am not seeing a doctor.
I have a question about medication. I take 1/2 Madopar 250 & 1/2 Comtan 200 twice per day. It takes about an hour for the meds to take effect, then they last for about 2 hours or 2 1/2 hours. So I only get 4-5 hours relief each day.
My last doctor suggested I take the meds 3 times per day plus a time released Madopar at bedtime. I'm hesitant to do this because my understanding is the more of the drugs I take the more likely I am to suffer nasty side effects. So, I'm operating under the assumption that by limiting medication I'll delay the onset and limit the intensity of side-effects. Am I correct?