Hi everyone. I was diagnosed about five years ago and, since then, have been on sinemet 12.5/50 mg tablets (oval yellow tablets). I take four tablets at about 9am and theree at about 2pm and two at about 6pm. Is this a high dosage? I can't quite make it out?
Recently my walking has become terrible. I stumble about the house and drag my feet. For some time I have had pain in the calves when walking and can hardly walk atall now. When I saw the Parkinson's nurse in the spring she suggested I took a 25/100mg modified release tablet Co-Careldopa at bedtime, in addition to the 12.5/50 mg. In the letter which she sent to my GP she said that it would help me sleep. I don't recall telling her I couldn't sleep and, in fact, sleep well, so haven't taken them (yet)!
I am 86. I am due to see the Parkinson's Doctor shortly. Is anyone on this sort of dose? Have they had any side effects from an increase? Any suggestions on what to ask the doctor are welcome!.