Need advice on those taking Madopar (or similar). My main symptoms rigidity in back and legs - with a continuous cramp in my feet. I take 125mg x 3 times per day. I really only feel "off" after I take the Madopar. About 20-40 mins after taking the tablet I get serious cramps in back/legs/feet for a period of time which goes away after 10-15 mins.Then things begin to settle down again.
My question is :
1. Could this be a sign of reduced Dopamine in my system and the medication topping it up ?
2. Could it be a sign of too much Madopar leading to "overdose" symptoms ?
Anyone else experience this ?
BTW I take my last dose at 6pm and do not take my next dose until 8am next morning and while I do not feel great I certainly do not "crash" and sleep reasonably well.
I am on Vit B1 low dose 50mg/Day after experimenting with higher doses (which made me worse) and gradually decreasing with advice from Dr C .......... have been on this dosage for 2 months with some success and hoping for more improvement.
Hope this makes sense - any advice welcome
Regards to all