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  1. Is there any more recent research or information about high iron levels and parkinsons?
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    Muscle atrophy on one side? Misdiagnosed?

    What kind of scan diagnoses hemi-atrophy? And how is it treated?
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    Vitamin B3 ????

    I had the same question....
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    Vitamin B3

    What do you think of this study and Vitamin B3 for parkinson's?
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    Good morning!!

    Love it! Is that from Oklahoma?
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    ER vs 3x/day

    I am taking Ropinirole hcl 1mg at 7am, 1pm, 5pm. Someone just told me there is Ropinirole extended release. Why would you take it 3x day when there is ER available? Advantages/disadvantages? And is 3mg/day considered low or average dosage? I also take rasagaline 1mg day. Thanks!
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    Has anyone had success with cognitive behavior therapy and/or sleep restriction to treat insomnia? I've had insomnia for almost 20 years and still trying to tame the beast! I take melatonin but find it marginally helpful. Surprisingly I only occassionaly have daytime sleepiness.
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    Passing out

    So now I am up to 3mg/day with no side effects and definitely helping with symptoms!
  9. Does Requip/Ropinirole cause weight gain? If so it is the drug that causes weight gain, or is it indirectly because of side effect of compulsive eating? Thanks!
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    Do you find that the Ropinerole helps your symptoms?
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    Passing out

    Thanks! So I am guessing that at 1.5 mg/day my dosage is still pretty low. I'm going to ask my MDS if i should increase it. She gave me the choice of agonist or a C-L, and left it up to me to choose.
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    Passing out

    JB what dosage of requip were you on when you got the sleep attacks? I just started .5mg three times/day and don't notice any side effects but also don't notice any symptom relief.
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    How do you decide whether to start with an agonist or Carbidopa-levodopa? I was diagnosed 1.5 yrs ago and am 55 with primarily motor symptoms (no tremor.) My MDS recommended I start taking something, and she said it is up to me which drug I start with. So why would I take one over the other? HOw do you decide?
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    Thank you! Just curious - what is the "average" dosage you see for newly diagnosed patients? And do you see many with dizzyness as a side effect?
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    Thank you! Just curious - what is the "average" dosage you see for newly diagnosed patients? And do you see many with dizzyness as a side effect?