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Do I need to take Carbodopa/Levodopa during the night?

Will the Parkinsons Meds lose their ability to work eventually

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Inge,

In very rare cases will Parkinson patients have to get up at night to take medication. When we sleep our body has very little movement. This means that little Dopamine is used at night to move your muscles. This results in a conservation of Dopamine. While sleeping, napping, or at rest is the only time our remaining dopamine cells can rejuvenate themselves. The short answer is, rarely.

Great question, thanks.

I hope this helps and please keep me posted.

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I take a C/L 50-200 ER.  Had back surgery recently, and wake up often when shifting positions. Helps with the shaking while trying to get back to sleep.

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Jeff, 

Thanks for the info.  When someone is in your type os situation,  I usually recommend that they take their PD meds about an hour before pain meds or if they are tired.  That way the PD symptoms will not wake them up. 

Thanks again for your input. 

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