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Diagnosed in May 2017, I am 43, (symptoms for about year and half to two years) Does anyone else have this? when I get up in the morning, I am extremely stiff. Like I had been riding in a car for about 24 hours. I played college football and felt sore after a game all over then, but this is different, I have done nothing strenuous the day before. Takes me awhile to get moving. It is even hard to put on clothes. This is a little better since taking medicine, a few months ago it was very hard to get up and go to work. Curious on your thoughts...thanks
I tried to stop Artane. I was taking 1mg 3x a day. I also take Sinemet, Amantadine and Azilect. I was started on Artane about 8 years ago for tremor. Did a very slow gradual reduction. With reduction, felt stiffness in muscles, harder to walk, slow/stiff. After dropping to 1mg every other day, then none for 2 days, was so stiff in my movement that my MDS was going to try to increase sinemet or try rytary. Suspicious that the stiffness increased as Artane decreased I went back on Artane and with first dosage, stiffness nearly went away after an hour. Now back on 1 mg twice/day and my stiffness is helped by the Artane, unless this is placebo effect. My MDS thinks it just is for tremor. I'm not so sure. MDS also never heard that Artane can decrease L-dopa absorption if taken at same time. Does Artane help with movement stiffness??