122 patient evaluations for Carbidopa-Levodopa

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

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Feb 11, 2012 (Started Nov 12, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 6 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Separate, by one hour, protein intake from treatment. Doing this separation, I'm told, assures the strongest possible impact of the treatment. My experience supports this.
Cost: Not specified monthly

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jeanp
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jeanp
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Off
Mouth/throat: none
Arms: mild
Chest: none
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

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Feb 7, 2012 (Started Oct 28, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily

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

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Jan 22, 2012 (Started Oct 21, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 4 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Cost: Not specified monthly
Side effects: Sleep problems, Insomnia, Compulsive behaviors, Drowsiness, Increased insomnia

Dec 20, 2010 (Started Oct 21, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 4 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Thus far, I have had done of the Dyskinesia that I feared. However I have read that it takes up to 4 years to get these uncontrollable body ticks.
Cost: Not specified monthly
Side effects: Sleep problems, Insomnia, Compulsive behaviors, Drowsiness, Increased insomnia

Mar 3, 2010 (Started Oct 21, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It is like a night and day improvement. I wish that I had started on it earlier. Many of my symptoms have beem minimized.
Cost: Not specified monthly
Side effects: Sleep problems, Insomnia, Compulsive behaviors, Drowsiness, Increased insomnia

Feb 4, 2010 (Started Oct 21, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Since beginning Sinemet in 10-09 I can tell a great improvement. When I was only on Mirapex and Azilect, I have many PD symptoms that were not under control. The medicine would only work for about 3 months and then the symptoms yould return. Now that I am on Sinemet, it is like a day and night improvement. The sinemet has almost made the symptoms disappear; something that the Mirapex and Azilect did not do.
Cost: Not specified monthly
Side effects: Sleep problems, Insomnia, Compulsive behaviors, Drowsiness, Increased insomnia

Nov 14, 2009 (Started Oct 21, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 3 x 25 mg-100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I started taking Sinemet kickingi and dragging. I had been on Azilect andn Mirapex for over 18 months. My PD symptoms were increasing: the arm tremors were increasing, walking was turning back into shuffling, I felt confused, etc. I have been on Sinemet for about 3 weeks and I must admit that I haven't felt this good in years. I am talking better, less mumbling, I am actually moving more quickly.
Cost: Not specified monthly
Side effects: Sleep problems, Insomnia, Compulsive behaviors, Drowsiness, Increased insomnia

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