My mum started taking madopar to boost her rasagiline but this has coincided with her having diarrohea. She was switched to Sinemet but the diarrohea has persisted so she's now off that too and on rasagiline only. A stool sample and bowel cancer test have come back as normal so I think maybe levodopar is causing the diarrohea. She's really ill - she can't do anything for herself at the moment and is desperately tired and weak. She falls asleep while she's eating. She's also confused, has bad short term memory loss and is scared to sit down in case she falls.
I think she's dehydrated and have told my dad to give her dioralyte but I'm not sure how much she can take of this. Since she started on Madopar and has had diarrohea she's been on a scary down hill slope. She was slow before but at least ok in herself. Now she's just very depressed at being so ill and I want to make things better for her. Her GP has just said we have to wait until we hear from her specialist and hasn't even offered to phone. He simply says he's written to him and the response time is a case of "how long is a piece of string?" Not helpful when someone's so ill! I've left messages and mailed the Parkinson's nurses but not heard back yet. Very grateful for any suggestions re what can be done to help her get well again.