Hi, I was diagnosed almost 11 years ago at age 41 and so far have been doing extremely well. I only started Carb/Levadopa about 2 years ago, only 2 a day. It's been in the last few months that I can no longer make the tremors in my right arm/hand stop once they get going, and I've noticed it's moving to my left side now. I also have the rigidity and my movements are starting to slow at times.
My doctor has been suggesting Mirapex or Requip for years now, but I always refuse because of the sleepy side effects. I recently read about Comtan, but all of the side effects were mostly falling asleep unexpectedly. I work full time as an executive secretary and can't be drowsy at my desk. I know I'm fooling myself into thinking I can get by without it, especially now as it seems to be suddenly progressing. My doc has offered to start me at the lowest dose possible, but I'm still nervous about it.
I'm desperately looking for advice....should I just up the Levadopa to about 4 times a day, or start taking something else? Is there any medication for tremors that does not cause severe drowsiness?