121 patient evaluations for Carbidopa-Levodopa

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

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Jun 19, 2014 (Started May 15, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 3 mg Daily

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StrkL
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StrkL
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Off
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: none
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

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May 11, 2014 (Started Jun 12, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 6 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: As of today, I am still taking six sinemet daily, two pills at a time. Even when I am off, I can write and type almost as well as ever. And even when off, I have no tremor (unless I try to walk, then my right hand shakes.) And when I am on, my walking is generally normal. (I sometimes have problems with freezing when on.) My balance is also much better when I'm on. When off, I have difficulty standing on one leg, but I can do so for a minute or more when on.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dyskinesia, Drowsiness

Sep 19, 2010 (Started Jun 12, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 6 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: At my most recent neurologist visit, she told me I had dyskinesias. My wife has also noticed them. I'm not sure how long I"ve had them, probably a few months. At my previous visit, three months ago (when I saw the Nurse Practitioner, not the neurologist), the Nurse did not mention them. They are quite mild - at least mild enough that I don't notice. My neurologist has suggested I take more Amantadine to see if this reduces them.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dyskinesia, Drowsiness

Mar 29, 2009 (Started Jun 12, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 6 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The first neurologist I saw, in March 2006, had me try a couple of sinemet per day. They had absolutely no effect. The second neurologist I saw, in April 2007, had me take a half tablet per day for the first week, one tablet daily the second, one and a half daily the third, and so on until I was taking four daily after eight weeks. It had no effect until the fifth week, when I started taking two and a half tablets daily. At that time, it improved my eating, dressing, and showering, but did not improve my writing or typing or walking. Later in 2007 I went to five sinemet daily, with little change. During the summer of 2008 I went to six, and my writing and typing essentially became normal. Even when off I’m able to write and type almost as well as ever. And I have no tremor. My walking improved dramatically as well – I could walk a mile or more first thing in the morning after taking my medication. But I would be off a substantial part of the day. I was taking one pill at 5 AM, 9 AM, noon, 3 PM, 6 PM, and 9 PM. In the fall of 2008 I went to taking two pills at 5 AM, 8 AM, and 1 PM. This improved my walking considerably.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dyskinesia, Drowsiness

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princess adventurous
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princess adventurous
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

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Feb 14, 2014 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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cwright7
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cwright7
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Mood: Very bad
Cognition: Severe
Autonomic: Severe
Head: moderate
Arms: severe
Legs: severe
Tremors: severe
I am: b
I have:
MSA

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Jan 15, 2014 (Started Apr 20, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for MSA (Multiple System Atrophy): None
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 6 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Trainman
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Trainman
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: none
Chest: mild
Legs: none
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

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Jan 9, 2014 (Started Aug 26, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Tremor(s): Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 10 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medication appears to be the primary building block with individuals having the type that I have (Mainly tremors and speech). It all too often happens that you feel so good that you fail to realize that it is time for another dose. Stress is a big factor in the degree of symptoms experienced. In stressful situations I sometimes take an addition pill. This seems to help.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dizziness, Sleep problems, Nausea, Fatigue

Mar 25, 2013 (Started Aug 26, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Tremor(s): Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 10 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dizziness, Sleep problems, Nausea, Fatigue

Feb 13, 2012 (Started Aug 26, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Tremor(s): Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 10 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dizziness, Sleep problems, Nausea, Fatigue

Jan 27, 2009 (Started Aug 26, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Tremor(s): Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 2 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dizziness, Sleep problems, Nausea, Fatigue

Dec 1, 2008 (Started Aug 26, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Tremor(s): Slight
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 2 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: uncertain at this point
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dizziness, Sleep problems, Nausea, Fatigue

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garden35
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garden35
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
On
Mouth/throat: none
Arms: none
Chest: none
Legs: mild
I am: vg
I have:
Parkinson's

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Nov 21, 2013 (Started Aug 18, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 6, 2012 (Started Aug 18, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 5, 2011 (Started Aug 18, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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parkinohio
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parkinohio
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

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Oct 22, 2013 (Started Nov 15, 2005)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 6 x 25 mg-250 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Jan 18, 2013 (Started Nov 15, 2005)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 6 x 25 mg-250 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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fleur
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fleur
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Relapse: Mild
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

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Oct 15, 2013 (Started Jun 15, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: None
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Never
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 4 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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

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Sep 27, 2013 (Started Jan 07, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 4 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Taken at same time as Sinemet CR. Toe curling appears when med starts to work and when it wears off.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Apr 2, 2013 (Started Jan 07, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: My neuro doubled my Mirapex dosage which allowed me to elimminate "regular" Sinemet. I now take only Sinemet CR every 6 hours along with other meds.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Jan 9, 2011 (Started Jan 07, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 6 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: New Doc prescribes 1.5 tablets 4Xeach day.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Feb 10, 2009 (Started Jan 07, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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MossyRock
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MossyRock
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: vg
I have:
Parkinson's

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Jun 30, 2013 (Started Sep 15, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 4 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: In spite of the recommendation of taking the pills an hour before eating, I take it with food.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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