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Waywrd1

Plain Old Levodopa- Still Available Anywhere?

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Mark-

Noticed something unusual at my last haircut.  I've been taking the blue 10/100's since Christmas, as a dye allergy test.  Weirdly, I tolerate the 10/100 better than I ever did the 25/100.  And, my hair has started to regrow.  This made everyone suspicious of the Urea Cycle possibility but also that I'm allergic/can't process the carbidopa.  Does anyone still sell plain levodopa anymore, in the US or even Internationally?

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As far as I am aware there is no pharmaceutical company producing Levodopa anymore. After a quick search the only products I could find were via Amazon in the form of Pure Levodopa Mucuna Pruriens available through a variety manufactures. Since this is not considered a prescription is does not have to go through the rigorous testing of prescription medications. Also, the amount of this product needed to obtain the end result of relief of symptoms is umknown and will vary from person to person. It is also unknown if any, or all, of this product is able to cross the Blood-Brain-Barrier and work on the Dopamine stores in the Substantia Nigra portion of the brain.

I hope this helps and please keep me posted.

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Quick update- still looking into this.  Weight loss continues, 20-25 lbs.  Right Atrium is still enlarged. Not allergic to Carbidopa, onto Mayo Gastro (Unintended Weight Loss practice) to see if it's a liver/enzyme/neurotransmitter metabolites problem.

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Waywrd,

As always, thanks for the update because you know I am your Pharmacist. By chance did the check your QT Wave in your heart? I have been trying to piece together some information about a possible link between prolonged QT wave and Parkinson's Patients, which can cause them to faint.

as always, I hope this helps and please keep me posted.

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