Dr. Stacey: I have been on sinemet cr for about 6 years. I recently noticed that AS SOON AS I SWALLOW IT my tremors begin or get worse, especially with the first morning dose and sometimes with the second dose. Can you explain to me why this might be happening? It only gives me relief for 4-6 hours over a 24 hr period. My only pd symptom is tremor; I don't know if its worth taking. Thanks for any help you can provide. EstherView Thread
I was diagnosed with Parkinson's about 7 years ago; my only symptom is tremors. I am taking 3 25/100 pills of Sinemet a day. About 2 or 3 weeks ago I started taking 1/2 pill of .5 Azilect. I seems like it builds up over time and I now have upset stomach, shortness of breath and back pain. I skipped the pill this morning and tonight all the symptoms are gone. This is the third time I've tried to take this medication, as my neurologist seems to really want me to take it. Anybody else have these kind of problems with Azilect?View Thread
Regarding my previous post, I did try calling my neurologist, be he was out of the office and the nurse didn't understand this either. I failed to mention that I also take Benadryl at night to sleep. After doing some research, I think the Benadryl might be interacting with increased dopamine causing the side effects. I'm going to give it a few days for the benadryl to be out of my system good and try my azilect again. I really need this because it helps control my tremors very well.View Thread
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