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  1. Gene

    rytary and quetiapine

    This does help and explains why I am not able to stay awake after taking them. I think it is also shortening the "on" time of the Rytary. Thank you
  2. What is your opinion on taking rytary and quetiapine at the same time? Or would you space them apart? I take 25mg quetiapine 3 times a day and the rytary (2-145mg) 4times a day. I've been taking them together and my wife says, I sleep for hrs at a time. Thank you for your imput
  3. Gene

    Splitting Tablets

    After about five months on Nuplazid, it stopped working. So Neuro wanted to stop Nuplazid for 1 to 2weeks to get it out of my system. Then start Namenda at 10mg twice a day. After reading your other posts on Namenda. I mentioned to him about that and the package insert saying the same, he said I will be alright. I want to start low and go slow. So the question is: do you see any problem with splitting the 10mg tablets? Thank you and keep up the good work
  4. Gene


    My hallucinations are getting out of hand. I've been Nuplazid 34mg daily since Dec, it help control them since mid-March. Is there an interaction if I suggest to Nuero to add quetiapine to go along with the Nuplazid. I started Rytary in March, still trying to adjust dose. Right now, I'm taking 2 145mg caps 4 times a day8-1-6-11. Thanks for any insight.
  5. Gene

    Rytary conversion

    I am sorry Mark, I missed stated my dose, I left off the half tablet. The correct dosage of my Sinemet is One and a half tablets of Sinemet 25/100mg at 8-11-2-5-8. Which I believe is750mg of levo. So the switch according to Rytary that was originally ordered was not completely out of the ballpark just a the high side , but after talking with her. We are now trying 2 of the 36.35/145mg 8-1-6-8. This is only the start of the 2nd day, but so far things are going better, esp. less dyskinesia. Thank you for helping me out.
  6. Gene

    Rytary conversion

    I realize you have covered this before and are not a fan of it. But I would like your opinion on this conversion> I was on sinemet 25/100 every 3hrs for 5 doses, but because of dyskinesia, Neuro wanted to try Rytary. Stop sinemet one day, start Rytary 36,25/ 145 and 48.75/195 one of each at the same time, at 8am 1pm, 6pm and 11pm the next day. Is'nt that quite a jump of levo in one day. I was on the couch most of the day. Thank you
  7. Is nausea a common side effect of sinemet and if so what would you recommend for treating it? Also is a strange acrid smell common to sinemet usage? I'm on Sinemet 25/100 Two tablets every 3hrs for 5 doses. Thank you and keep up the good work. Your forum is wonderful
  8. Gene

    sinemet dosage

    My neuro has suggested crushing my sinemet and mixing with a carbonated beverage. It does not seem to dissolve in it. How would suggest doing this and what are your thoughts on this? Also can you crush the daily doses and put them in separate containers for use during the day when its not convenient to crush. Wouldn't content decrease potency doing it that way? Thank you
  9. My neuro wants me to crush my tablet and drink with a carbonated beverage to get better absorption. What is the best way do this? Put the crushed tablet in my mouth and then drink or stir the crushed tablet in a glass of carbonated drink (it does not seem to dissolve this way), or how is the best way to do it? Also can you crush the daily doses in the am and put each single dose in a suitable container. Will being crushed like that over time affected the potency of the levo-carbo? Thank you
  10. I've finally weaned off Requip at bedtime. The only changed made was to increase sinemet from 1 and a half tablets every 3hrs for 5 doses, to 2tabs every 3hrs for 5 doses. My nights are restless, restless legs, uneasiness, can't get comfortable etc . Only time I get any sleep is after my first two doses of sinemet in the AM. Isn't from 8PM to 8AM without any medication a long time? If you take away one med shouldn't another med be added? If not, why take Requip in the first place.
  11. Gene

    Restless Legs Syndrome

    Doc is theprogress of lowering Requip 8mg er to no Requip. I'm now at 4mg Requip ER . I've had to increase my sinemet dose by a half table at each of my 25/100 doses 5 times daily. The legs start jerking and restless 1 hr or so before bedtime, and seem to get worse as I try to sleep. Many nights have to get up and set up as the RLS do not let up. Is there a drug that can be used with sinemet to help the RLS? and is because we're reducing Requip or increasing the Sinemet? Thank you
  12. Gene

    Restless legs

    I'm on Sinemet 25/100 . One and a half tablet at 8am and 8pm. One tablet at 11am 2pm and 5pm. I was on Requip ER 8mg at bedtime. Neuro thinks we need to get off of Requip son we are reducing the dose slowly. Been on 6 mg for a week now, I've had problem with RLS for quite some time and still do. What would you recommend to help with that? Thank you
  13. Gene

    Requip Side Effects

    Thanks for the info. Now with the same dosage,but an increase of sinemet 25/100 0ne and a half tab @ the 8am dose. I have developed severe restless legs. Many nights of very little sleep. My neuro not sure where to go from here. Can't get into to see him until Oct. Do you have any suggestions for controlling the restless legs? Isn't sinemet used for restless legs? Thank you
  14. Gene


    How can I tell if I'm getting too much requip? I have very foggy thinking and seem to be freezing more. I'm taking sinemet 25/100 every 3 hrs. Normally take one and a half tablet in the AM to get started, as my last dose of sinemet is at 8pm. I take requip 8mg extend release at bedtime around 10:30 eleven o'clock. Is it only by trail and error to reduce to 6mg or go up to 10mg? Thank you
  15. I'm on Sinemet 25/100 5 times a day and Requip 8mg ER at bedtime. Lately my thinking is confused, I get head aches after I have neck pain on both sides and sore throat. Is this from too much Requip? If it is, do I reduce the Requip or switch to another agonist? Thank you for your help