Posted 08 April 2012 - 04:22 AM
I was diagnosed with pd about 7 months ago at age 55. I started symptoms about 3 or 4 years prior. Involuntary movements of my jaw sent me to the doctor and ultimately resulted in the diagnosis. Before I started medication, my symptoms were always worse upon waking and for the first few hours of the morning. As the day progressed, I almost always felt better. This pattern continues even with medication (currently on amantadine and mirapex generic). Recently, I started taking a fourth dose of mirapex in the middle of the night hoping it would help with morning symptoms. So far there has been no change. Does anyone else have this pattern?
Gardener, female, 60, diagnosed at 55, 900mg Sinemet divided into 6 doses, plus 50/200 Sinemet ER at bedtime