I started Azilect last September, everything seemed to be fine. Then around January my BP has been rising slowly and also my weight. I have been trying to figure out why because I truly have been keeping to my diet. About 10 days ago I decided to find out if it is the Azilect that is making my BP go up since it is a known side effect. I notified my Neuro via the Portal and started halfing the Azilect for one week and today is the first day without any Azilect. I know it really is too early to make a definite determination, but my weight has gone down 5 lbs in the last week without any change to diet and exercise. I realize now I was retaining a lot of water. My BP is now almost normal 138/84 -- It was running 165/96 range.
I wanted to post this because for 4 months I had no problems and then little by little it sneaked up on me. It seems to me that Azilect has some kind of accumulative effect, but that is just my own theory.