117 patient evaluations for Carbidopa-Levodopa

RVPAPPY
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RVPAPPY
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
On
Mouth/throat: moderate
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: moderate
I am: n
I have:
Parkinson's

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Jun 14, 2013 (Started Dec 10, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 5 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily

Jul 11, 2012 (Started Dec 10, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 4 x 25 mg-250 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I don't want to miss a dose...world goes to crap if I do and that's why I set alarms
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 9, 2010 (Started Dec 10, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2.5 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I hate cutting the pills, but I.m glad to do that for what i get out of them
Cost: < $25 monthly

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ozzieartist
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ozzieartist
Sex: M
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 26, 2013 (Started Aug 01, 2004)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Advice & Tips: I have reintroduced the medication to assist me with the problems of "Freezing Gait"
Cost: < $25 monthly

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

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May 15, 2013 (Started Sep 25, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 12.5 mg Daily

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Tulabee
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Tulabee
Sex: F
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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Apr 18, 2013 (Started Jul 27, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: This survey doesn't account for the way i take L-dopa. I started out at 1 tablet every 6 hours. Now I am at 0.75 tablet every 4 hours. So this means i am taking a smaller dose at more frequent intervals as Parkinson's progresses. If I take more than needed, the dyskinesia starts. If I go too long without a dose (usually sitting at work or computer), forget to take it, hand tremor starts.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dyskinesia

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

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Feb 26, 2013 (Started Sep 16, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 23, 2012 (Started Sep 16, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Timing is important as wearing off can impact on a whole day's activities. I very gradually add a little more time between doses so that I can quickly revert to previous timing. I seem to have more frequent, pronounced & longer lasting tremor. I have also started 'feezing' during walkng as well as at the start & during turning. I am slowing right down, stiff & sore joints & consequent fatigue.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 22, 2012 (Started Sep 16, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 10, 2011 (Started Sep 16, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 22, 2011 (Started Sep 16, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 4, 2011 (Started Sep 16, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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

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Jan 30, 2013 (Started Nov 12, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 4.5 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: After 5-1/2 years med-free, I finally started on levodopa. The symptoms of PD have either gone away (constipation, stooped posture, difficulty walking) or been greatly mitigated (tremor). Best of all, it has enabled me to take my fitness to a new and much higher level. Levodopa has given me my life back.
Cost: $50-99 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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Jan 18, 2013 (Started Jul 01, 2006)

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

  • 0 helpful marks
booksbykm
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booksbykm
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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Sep 29, 2012 (Started Mar 17, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 10 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Worked better than Stalevo
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Shakin
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Shakin
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: vg
I have:
Parkinson's

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Jul 28, 2012 (Started Aug 21, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 2 x 50 mg-200 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Headache at the beginning, Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)

Aug 4, 2010 (Started Aug 21, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Slight
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 6 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Well I'll be switched! I took this crap a couple of years ago with NO positive result. Needless to say I was not very open to the idea that we try it again. "You have not had it the way I prescribe it" I just did not see how that crap could work! I decided when I started going to DR Dewey I said I would give his treatments an honest try. DadGUM! He is on to something! Im on 24mg Requip XL + 6 mg Carba/Leva. He built me up to these very slowly, NO Really SLOWLY! Months to get to full dose. I dont sleep good at night. Want to stay up all night and watch movies with sex scenes. Other than that and being EXHAUSTED all the time, I am doing very well! Reduced but not gone is the shaking. Sometimes I go 30 minutes without shaking! I do NOT like being so heavily drugged!
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Headache at the beginning, Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)

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

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Jul 23, 2012 (Started Jul 06, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The benefits are so great that I have no difficulty in remembering to take the meds. I am standing up straight now, walking with no difficulty, and doing things I haven't done in years.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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