I am 70 years old and was diagnosed in 2002 with symptoms being lack of flexibility in writing, walking. Have done very well with Sinemet until about 2 years ago. At present I take a total of 10 Sinemet 25/100 (one at a time), 2 time release Sinemet 50/100 (one at a time), and wear the Nupro patch (cut in half) daily.
I walk as much as I can and eat very healthy, but I spend a good part of my day sitting, as my symptoms have become worse.
It has taken me 8 months to complete all the requirements for DBS surgery (psychological assessments, MRI, and then waiting for a surgery date). I am scheduled for December 15th! If anyone is interested, I would be happy to post my journey through the surgery. To say I am excited is to put it mildly!!!