I am facing the decision to go forward with Deep Brain Stimulus (DBS) surgery for my PD. I currently take up to 1400mg Sinemet/day with increasingly bad side effects at meds time.(extreme dizziness, poor balance; etc.) I'm interested in hearing any feedback on pros / cons of DBS. Thanks!View Thread
I have PD (diagnosed in 2004 at age 47); my current medications are: Azilect: 1mg tablet, 1x day Stalevo 100: 5 tablets a day Sinemet 25/100: Up to 7 tablets a day, as needed. Recently (past 3 months) I have been spiking very high blood pressure. I believe this is from the Azilect. The Azilect website lists the known food/drug interactions, and food/drugs to avoid. I am not consuming any of the risk foods (Aged cheese, meats, soy, etc), have essentially quit coffee altogether, and take no other drugs. The consistent pattern is, I'll start wearing off a bit and get slight tremors, and then dose as normal with one 100 stalevo and 1/2 Sinemet 25/100 tablet. Immediately after, my BP will go from a typical 128/80 up to as high as 190/110, with severe dizziness, tremors, and bradykinesia (can't walk well). Has anyone in the PD community experienced this, and if so, was it attributed to Azilect? Thanks in advance for your response.View Thread
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