Hi folks, this is willason, this is my second post. Thanks to everyone who communicated with me on my first post. I've been having so many problems the past few weeks managing my PD. I'm sure many of you can relate. One of my problems is managing when I eat in relation to when I take my Sinemet. I take other PD medications, but Sinemet is the only medication that I know helps me. I'm on Sinemet 25-100 taken 5 times a day. There are times during the day when sometimes I avoid eating because I'm concerned that there may be a delay in the absorption of my Sinemet pills if there is still food in my stomach from the prior meal. If there is a delay in absorption of my Sinemet pills, then, my PD symptoms kick in because the Sinemet concentration in my blood has depleted. And when my PD symptoms kick in, that is TROUBLE because my toes on my right foot start curling up like crazy...and that triggers severe cramping in my right hip. And when that happens, I'm rolling around the floor trying to relieve the toe curling and hip cramps. I call it my daily PD attack, and it is not a pleasurable experience. And sometimes, it can take 30 minutes to an hour before I'm back to normal. Back to normal for me is when the Sinemet has been absorbed and has exerted it's effect in the brain producing dopamine. Anyway, lately, I have been losing weight because sometimes I will only eat 2 times a day (if it's a bad day of my PD symptoms flaring up). Can anyone here share their schedule of when they take their Sinemet...and then when they eat...and then when they take their next Sinemet...and then when they eat their next meal...and so forth. I need to figure out a schedule where I can take my Sinemet and still eat without worrying about whether or not I will cause a delay in my PD meds kicking in due to the prior meal not having been fully absorbed. I'm of the mindset that if you take your medication on an empty stomach, your medication will work faster, and I won't get a PD attack, so I just avoid eating some meals. Sorry for writing such a long message. I tend to use a lot of words to get my point across. My teachers and professors in high school and college always said that about my writing haha!