118 patient evaluations for Carbidopa-Levodopa

cristinacmaranhao
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cristinacmaranhao
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Mood: Very bad
Cognition: Moderate
Autonomic: Moderate
Head: severe
Arms: severe
Legs: severe
Tremors: severe
I have:
MSA

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Aug 27, 2010 (Started Jul 10, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Treat Parkinonism Issues: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for General freezing of entire body: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It's my main treatment.
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: Drowsiness

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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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Aug 13, 2010 (Started May 16, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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ducdu
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ducdu
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Off
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: severe
I am: b
I have:
Parkinson's

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Aug 1, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: None
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 6 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I took this med. since I was diagnosed with PD (around 2003). Then my doc. (neurologists & MDSs) told me that I have PSP that is more difficult to treat than PD. Gradually, I reduced the dosage from 9 tablets / day to none in August 2010. Furthermore, I have stomachache which prompts me to get rid of this med. altoghether with mirapex. Right now I don't take any med for PD at all. I still feel ok. and don't know how to deal with my illness.
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 29, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 4 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This is the basic treatment for PD. Personally, I didn't find any benefits with this med. because my diagnosis is PSP. My neurologist recommended me to take 4 tabs/day.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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gm589
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gm589
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: none
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: b
I have:
Parkinson's

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Jul 1, 2010 (Started Jun 30, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Advice & Tips: worked very well in the begining control the tremers

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Pirates
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Pirates
Sex: M
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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Jun 23, 2010 (Started May 18, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I saw a huge increase in my energy level. I became more active and I noticed that I did not lay down and rest as often. I don't believe that I have any side effects. It is a little difficult since you need to take it before you eat, like 1/2 hour. It is very helpful.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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

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Jun 21, 2010 (Started Mar 01, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for get going quicker in am.: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 9, 2001 (Started Mar 01, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for get going quicker in am.: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Advice & Tips: This is a pure form of sinament. We tried to cut it to 3/4 a pill becaue of some writhing (my toes on the left foot curl and release all the time). I felt lousy on it. So after two weeks we increased it to the original 1 pill.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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joeman
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joeman
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
On
Mouth/throat: none
Arms: none
Chest: mild
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

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Jun 17, 2010 (Started May 15, 2005)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Slight
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Advice & Tips: side effects became worse than the benefits, with dr concent i stopped taking carbidopa levodopa.
Side effects: Falling down when walking

May 17, 2009 (Started May 15, 2005)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Slight
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 3 x 50 mg-200 mg Daily
Side effects: Falling down when walking

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GoCats76
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GoCats76
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: none
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I have:
Parkinson's

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May 31, 2010 (Started Mar 12, 2002)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 12 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: At the end of the 2 hour cycle, i have to take the next dose otherwise within 20-40 minutes my whole body, twists, shakes and torques to the point of no control. This must be dyskinesia. This is the second stage of Parkinson's existence, lasts 30-60 minutes, is the most painful. It takes 1 hour minimum to get back "on".
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Jerky movements (dyskinesia), Sleep problems, Drowsiness, Dyskinesia

Sep 21, 2009 (Started Mar 12, 2002)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 2 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The Gold Standard for PD.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Jerky movements (dyskinesia), Sleep problems, Drowsiness, Dyskinesia

Nov 17, 2008 (Started Mar 12, 2002)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 2 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Prolong taking this as long as possible. It wears off and you will have to deal with the on-off episodes
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Jerky movements (dyskinesia), Sleep problems, Drowsiness, Dyskinesia

Sep 14, 2008 (Started Mar 12, 2002)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 2 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It's the only real medication for PD.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Jerky movements (dyskinesia), Sleep problems, Drowsiness, Dyskinesia

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mountain lady
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mountain lady
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

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May 27, 2010 (Started May 08, 2003)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Eliza
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Mouth/throat: none
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I have:
Parkinson's

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May 20, 2010 (Started Jun 01, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 6 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Sinemet is a life saver for me, however I am having to take more since I started dialysis. That is because it is dialysed out of the system the 4 hours on the machine.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dyskinesia, Stomach upset

Oct 13, 2008 (Started Jun 01, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: For me, this med has been a life saver. I do have some dyskinesias but I had lowered my dose to 200 mg daily and I was a zombie, I haad no dyskinesias but that was not healthy. If you experimkent with this drug to determine the right dosage, take good notes
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dyskinesia, Stomach upset

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