116 patient evaluations for Ropinirole

Girly49
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Girly49
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: n
I have:
Parkinson's

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Oct 31, 2011 (Started Jun 17, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was fine on the requip xl but the generic makes me really sick and my insurance refuses with "no exceptions to cover it"

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Maribeth
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Maribeth
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
On
Mouth/throat: none
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: none
I am: n
I have:
Parkinson's

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Oct 18, 2011 (Started Sep 12, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 16 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It works for me I couldn't work without it. I was over medicated for afew weeks and had moderately severe narcolepsy!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dizziness, Back pain, Tiredness, Tremor(s), Hyponatremia, Nausea, Narcolepsy

Mar 9, 2011 (Started Sep 12, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 16 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Just increased my dosage to work up slowly to 24mg, I can now tolerate 20mg and will increase to 22Mg for next week, I hope, I can tell the difference because my tremors had become worse in my hand, arm, and even started in my left leg, Now they have calmed down unless I get too tired. Hooray! I will add Sinemet if I really need it. but for now I can still go to work.. I take all of my Requip XL early in the AM because I can't sleep if I take it at night, It is a little unpleasant when it hits -but it lasts for me until midnight.
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: Dizziness, Back pain, Tiredness, Tremor(s), Hyponatremia, Nausea, Narcolepsy

Apr 8, 2010 (Started Sep 12, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 16 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Without requip XL, I would lose my fine motor skills and would not be able to work as writing. typing, etc. would be impossible for me. Word retrieval would become impossible again. This drug is a godsend for me and no trouble to take in the early AM not at bedtime. Love it for now - even with low blood sodium levels that must be closely monitored. n
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dizziness, Back pain, Tiredness, Tremor(s), Hyponatremia, Nausea, Narcolepsy

Mar 24, 2009 (Started Sep 12, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 16 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This drug has done wonders for me. I just hope it keeps me in the condition that I am in now = a few arm and finger tremors almost seem like part of my natural self. It would be strange if they stopped. I didn't want to do any meds - just denial. I'm glad my neurologist knows the magic words to make me do what is best.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dizziness, Back pain, Tiredness, Tremor(s), Hyponatremia, Nausea, Narcolepsy

Jan 11, 2009 (Started Sep 12, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 16 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: TRY IT - IT'S REALLY BAD SIDE EFFECTS FOR ABOUT 24 HOURS WHEN YOU START OR INCREASE - BUT THEN IT'S GREAT - A STEADY FLOW OF MEDS
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dizziness, Back pain, Tiredness, Tremor(s), Hyponatremia, Nausea, Narcolepsy

Nov 27, 2008 (Started Sep 12, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 12 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was in denial, my usual state of mind about life in general,so I did not want to take any drug. My neurologist was very patient and did not push me to do anything. I started the drug - got very sick and then improved rapidly. You never know how your body, brain will react to drugs until you try them
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dizziness, Back pain, Tiredness, Tremor(s), Hyponatremia, Nausea, Narcolepsy

Oct 26, 2008 (Started Sep 12, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It makes you sick. About 20 minutes after you take it, it feels like you got hit by a car and knocked off a cliff with lightheadedness and nausea all the way down - then on some days after that I feel so good - like I never knew that a person could feel. Be sure to be compliant with this medication. I wasn't at first - too much denial and it was horrible.
Side effects: Dizziness, Back pain, Tiredness, Tremor(s), Hyponatremia, Nausea, Narcolepsy

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excalibur212
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excalibur212
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Off
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

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Sep 15, 2011 (Started Feb 21, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 12 mg Daily

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Sue4t2
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Sue4t2
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 66
Condition: Brain Tumor 2 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: None
I am: g
I have:
Brain Tumor

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May 14, 2011 (Started Sep 14, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 1.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I originally had ET and it has transformed into Parkinson, as diagnosed by my doctor. I am still having a problem accepting this. I had restless leg and was taking Ropinirole for that at night. She has just extending the dosage. I also had tremors when I wrote and head tremors. She is prescribing Topamax (changing to Zonisamide) for these. The propranalol worked best for me, but because of slow heart rate they will not prescribe now.
Side effects: Fatigue

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BaykayakR
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BaykayakR
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: none
Legs: none
I am: vg
I have:
Parkinson's

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May 3, 2011 (Started Apr 25, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 4 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Over time I began to have obsessive thought and behavior patterns and my ankles began to swell. As the dosage has been reduced my aerobic breathing has returned to nearly the levels before I began taking medication. At 8 mg or more I was unable to swim the regular distances I had been swimming previously
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Swelling in feet, Daytime sleepiness, Swelling in ankles, Obsessions, Breathing difficulty with activity

Sep 4, 2009 (Started Apr 25, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 12 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Long acting (XL) formula allows me to feel more normal.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Swelling in feet, Daytime sleepiness, Swelling in ankles, Obsessions, Breathing difficulty with activity

Sep 11, 2008 (Started Apr 25, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 12 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I'm taking Requip XL; the dosage is very steady and the sleepiness is more easily controlled.
Side effects: Swelling in feet, Daytime sleepiness, Swelling in ankles, Obsessions, Breathing difficulty with activity

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tiredoftired
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tiredoftired
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 2
Mania: 0
Emotional: 3
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Moderate
31 M
Function: Low
Distress: Moderate
I am: n
I have:
Bipolar Disorder

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Apr 20, 2011 (Started Mar 03, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Major Depressive Disorder: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 0.5 mg Daily
Side effects: Nausea

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LifesGardener
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LifesGardener
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
On
Mouth/throat: none
Arms: none
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: vg
I have:
Parkinson's

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Apr 15, 2011 (Started Mar 17, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 6 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This treatment has reduced the number and severity of night time foot and calf cramps.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Mar 31, 2011 (Started Mar 17, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 6 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Magzmom
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Magzmom
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

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Apr 12, 2011 (Started Sep 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 6 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Weight gain

May 21, 2010 (Started Sep 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 6 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Helps with both tremor and restless leg syndrome.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Weight gain

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surf1015
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surf1015
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Mood: Bad
Cognition: Severe
Autonomic: Mild
Head: mild
Arms: mild
Legs: mild
Tremors: moderate
I am: vg
I have:
MSA

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Apr 1, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Diagnostic assessment: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for MSA (Multiple System Atrophy): Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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daddytom
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daddytom
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

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Mar 25, 2011 (Started Aug 26, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 8 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Do not stop youe meds with out your Drs approval And be sure you titrate down slowly
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Frequent nausea

Jan 3, 2011 (Started Aug 26, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 8 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I need to be very careful and watch my actions. I do believe Requip makes OC. I have talked to my Dr and when I believe OC behaviour is effecting my marriage and my life in negative ways we will ty something else. It is a pain, but Requip does appear to help PD symptoms
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Frequent nausea

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