I called my Neurologist this morning and he took me off the ropinirole (I was taking 3mg 3 times a day) He just said quit taking them and he changed my carbidopa/levodopa to 2 pill 3 times a day instead of 1 1/2 4 times a day.I am very leary of this change, I have down time as it is with lots of tremors. I have had cramps in my arms for some time and am now starting to get them in my calfs. I don't understand why he did put me on a different medication that works like ropinirole. I have only seen him once, and am not sure I like him. Didn't feel like it was important to him what was going on with me. Not really any compassion or even the feeling that he cared. Not sure what I'm going to do there is a women in my support group whom has told me she has a wonderful Neurologist. I've called and left a message for her to call me..maybe if he takes the kind of medicare I have I can see him. I'm just so confused with all of this. This is the second Neurologist I've seen, I'm getting discouraged about this whole thing. I can't write, thank god for the computer.I feel like there are earthquakes under me all the time, I think someone is there when there is no one there, every day is something new. I feel like crying most of the time, there is no one to hold me any more. My precious Ron died and so I am alone. I live here in Tracy for 10 years and didn't know anyone, I didn't go out I just stayed home. I finally in January met 2 very nice ladies and we do things once in awhile.
But they aren't the hugging kind and boy do I need hugs. I use to get them all the time when I lived in San Jose and worked. I had lots of friends who gave lots of hugs.I am back to just wanting to stay home. I attended a support group 2 times but its so big, so many people it doesn't have that intimate feeling. There doesn't seem to be a way to share how you are feeling or any of that. Guess I just need to find a therapist, I take antidepressants and have for years, I see my psychiatrist every 3 month, he just writes the RXs. Sorry I am go on, and on and on. Just really in a bad place right now.