I was DXed in 2009..
I have thus far tried 2 meds: Mirapex and Requip and the side effects far outweighed any therapeutic effect. In fact there was not any therapeutic effect AT ALLl in both cases!
So at present, I am not on any pharmas for it, but I do take an herbal (nervine tonic)remedy called "passion flower" tincture, prn..and a vigorous exercise regimen..prescribed by my neurologist..
I am still at early stage..
My tremor is in my right hand and side...
I am not saying that medication will not be indicated at some point..but meanwhile, my question still stands: Is PD better or worse when people take them? Some will no doubt say that they couldn't function without them. But I witness a lot of side-effects and "wearing off" symptoms in my fellow Parkies who are taking medications..