I have had PD for 13 years. Five and half years ago I had DBS. Only one side . I tried the other side twice without success. Currently I take 1 100mg of Stalevo first thing in the morning, then 75mg for next 6 dozes, approximately every 2 hours then if I need anymore a 25/100. carbidopa/levadopa .. Along with this I take azilect 1mg,, 3 amantadine 100mg, a 4mg Neupro patch & a 0.5mg of clonazepam. This was changed on Sept. 11, 2013, from 7 100mg Stalevo and 2 100mg of amantadine. Everything else stayed the same. The change was made because of dyskinesia. I have an appointment with a Ophthalmologist who is a neurologist on October 15th. I've had problem with my eyes focusing for over a year, double vision & focus problems esp. with my RIGHT eye. Sometime it would be just fine and other times my vision was blurry. On Sept 18th my vision problems escalated. I had blurred vision in both eyes and they were painful. Sept 21st I went to a med center. The Dr. from the med center gave me lubricating drops which didn't help much. On Monday Sept 23rd I saw my regular ophthalmologist. He gave me instructions for lid therapy which consisted of hot towels covering my eyes for 5 minutes a day and massage the eye lids after once a day and more lubricating drops. I have a prism on my left lens. My eyes continue to be blurry so I checked the internet for side effects for all my meds. I came up with Amantadine having less common side effects of blurred vision, dizziness, seeing things that are not there and more. I am wondering if the additional doze of amantadine put me over the top. I tried to get my doctor for 2 days but have been unsuccessful. Temporarily I switched back to taking 2 amantadine a day until I talk to the doctor.' What is your opinion on this? Do you think the amantadine could be part of my eye problems?
Posted 30 September 2013 - 06:29 AM
Usually this issue is not amantadine. You could switch back and see if it helps.
I would in addition to focusing on the eyes, get a complete neurological examination which may reveal another non-PD cause.
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