New to this site having been diagnosed in 2013 but showing symptoms a few years earlier. I had broken my wrist and after it healed noticed tremor whichi thought was nerve related. I've managed to keep my PD at bay by going to the gym (reluctantly) and playing a lot of tennis play in winter and summer leagues.
Lately I've noticed that my strength has weakened considerably not able to hit the ball hard and with pace. My movement has been ok but noticed my peripheral vision has changed. Gradually my tennis is getting worse. Ive reached a point where I don't play much at all! People are noticing a significant difference in my shots and I chose not to let them know that it's PD. Th is such a huge disappointment for me since I'm so passionate about the sport. This is my livelihood and over the years have built up a community of friends who are as passionate about the game but that's another story.
I've mentioned these symptoms to my movement neurologist and she suggested I start Sinomet 25 mg 1/2 tablet 3 x day. I tried it for two days and felt nauseous and my head was fuzzy all day. I occasionally saw objects that weren't there and was literally on the couch for most of the two days. I did not see an improvement with my stretch and thought I'd see a difference in my gait. My balance seemed to get worse instead of better I was told improvements would happen as soon as a few doses were taken.In fact On occasionally experienced twitching and leg dragging which I've only had on a few occasions in the past. I realize at some point I have to start taking this drug but feel it's not worth taking now given that I get so sick. I'm curious to know if others have experienced these symptoms when taking Sinemet? How soon does it kick in? Does it improve strength? Im currently taking seligiline twice a day with amantadine 3:day along with Premapexole 5 tablets 3 times A day. Thanks for your input.