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Initially diagnosed 7 years ago with ET but MDS suggested he thought it had always been PD. Slowness on left arm, tremor left side, some stiffness, left hand clumsy. No sleep, smell, constipation isses. Hes prescribed Sifrol ER .375 one morning, followed month later with addition Madopar 50/12 twice daily. Staying away from Azilect as I take Zoloft 200mg daily. Any comments regarding meds?

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These are reasonable therapies.....studies show Azilect does not at 1mg dose interact with Zoloft and SSRI in almost all cases.  Most people use Sinemet or Madopar more than twice a day as the half life is short.

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Well I finally started the Sifrol ER.375 last night and had the worst night in a long time. Im usually a good sleeper but I kept waking every hour. By 2am I had awful nausea followed by vomiting. A headache thats taken all day to go and I never get headaches. I took it at 8pm about an hour after dinner. Is it something Im doing or side effects. I would rather put up with tremors, which are fairly slight. Is this a typical response to Sifrol.

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Some people cannot tolerate the Sifrol because of headache and sleep issues and you may want to talk to your doc about not using this strategy.

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