My name is Michelle and I was diagnosed with early onset PD this past may but I have had symptoms since 2012. By the time I was diagnosed I could barely walk with a cane and was not very functional at all. I've been on sinemet 25/100 4x day and that has really helped a lot (no more cane) but still had problems with wearing off and muscle pain, fatigue and dystonia (never had a tremor). Last wed my Neuro tried to switch me to the long release sinemet and it went very badly. Extreme pain and totally off by that afternoon. Since then I have talked to her through the nurse 3 times. She had me switch back right away but it's like the normal sinemet didn't want to work well anymore. Second call she added requip .25 3xday. I called again today because I'm still in extreme pain with very little time even partially on and was told well you'll just have to wait and see if the requip helps, I'm not doing anything else until your next appt (which is aug 23rd). I tried explaining that I am in severe pain and have already missed work multiple days. Pretty much told too bad. I don't think I can last 3 weeks like this i hurt so much plus I'll probably lose my job. Any suggestions?