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  1. Suicide

    About an hour ago I came across a site that provided guidance to physicians. The guidance entailed informing the recipients of sinemet of possible side effects. Two of those side effects resonated with me - depression and suicide idealization. I took my precious wife to three different neurologists. Not one mentioned these side effects. NOT ONE!!! I blame myself for not reading the small print that comes with the medication (at this point I do not know if these are even identified in the material). As you stated, the nonmotor symptoms of PD will have a bigger impact on the quality of ones life than the motor symptoms. I would encourage you to make a discussion of these side effects to be integral with the very first visit. I would even further suggest that the caregiver be taken aside and informed of the warning signs of these side effects. Unfortunately, as the care giver for my precious wife, I focused on the motor symptoms. For the rest of my life I will suffer for not paying enough attention to the nonmotor symptoms. I presume you can guess why.
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