Seems that I am reducing the size of my doses of MP. Starting out I was taking 3-400 mg 3 or 4 times a day. Now I am taking 200 mg in the AM, 100mg after that as needed and 200mg at bed time. If I could go to bed at a reasonable time of night I would dose 4 times. Caring for my wife with MS keeps me up till 3 AM. I am still moving as slow as a turtle but getting daily household chores done for the both of us. Everything is harder to get done as the days go by but if I take more MP I do not get more energy I just get the shakes.So cutting back seems wise. Is it the summer heat causing reduced need for levodopa or improvement because of the Silvestrov protocol? My changes to Silvestrov's protocol are few, for example, I also use some GABA-plex in the AM (contains NAC and L-tyrosine). I also take ubiquinol 2-3 times a day along with a gel cap of glutathione precursor formula. And I eat pineapple and drink pineapple juice a lot. Will keep you posted if I figure this out.