125 patient evaluations for Carbidopa-Levodopa

Dawn Angel
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Dawn Angel
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
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: $25-49 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 monthly

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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: Not specified monthly

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Shakin
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Shakin
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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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: $25-49 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: $25-49 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
Off
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: $25-49 monthly

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b4now
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b4now
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: None
Overall: None
Cognition: none
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Jun 15, 2012 (Started Apr 01, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for RLS (Restless Legs Syndrome): Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily

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

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May 15, 2012 (Started Nov 23, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 4.5 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I've tried it with food and without food; nothing much helps. It usually happens with the morning dose; often I end up going back to bed for a few hours, losing the morning entirely.
Cost: Not specified monthly

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Shaky Paws Grampa
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Shaky Paws Grampa
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: none
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

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Apr 26, 2012 (Started Jul 15, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 5 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: 1. Use trial and error to find best frequency for you. 2. Do not withhold medication-there is no benefit to doing this and you could end up speeding the progression of the disease. 3. Clearly the most effective PD medication for me.
Cost: Not specified monthly

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

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Apr 14, 2012 (Started Sep 01, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 6 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: Not specified monthly

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Tulabee
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Tulabee
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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Mar 2, 2012 (Started Aug 31, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: Not specified monthly
Side effects: Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)

Aug 23, 2011 (Started Aug 31, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: When I first started this 11 months ago, I felt so light and free on my feet. Much easier to type. Much more effective than Mirapex which made me tired). Then, I started getting more rigid, so the Dr increased the dose from from 1 tab 3x a day to 1.5 tabs 3x a day. I developed dyskenisia immediatley. Very disappointed, but he said i was very sensitive to it and that is also good. So, I dropped back to 1 tab 3x a day with the addition of amantadine 100mg 2x a day. I may experiment with 1.25tabs dosage to try to get the max. Dr said increasing the amantadine may contribute to insomnia.
Cost: Not specified monthly
Side effects: Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)

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