I am now just over two months out from my DBS surgery. At my last neuro appointment, the doc changed my meds from taking one 25/100 Sinemet every two hours to taking one 25/100 Sinemet and one extended release 25/100 Sinemet every three to four hours. He also wants me to increase my regulator each day so that my body will rely on the voltage rather than meds. Wow! My "med leash" is now three hours, sometimes longer. I am also waking up at 5:00 or 5:30 in the morning instead of 3:30. Energy also seems to be coming to me, as I now am driven to hiking, walking, running errands that seemed too difficult before the surgery.
Please understand that everyone's experience is different, but this is my experience. If I can answer any questions about my experience, please let me know.