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  1. John472733

    How to Combat Nausea from Carbidopa/Levodopa

    Forgot to ask earlier, is there a particular brand you prefer? Thanks again.
  2. John472733

    How to Combat Nausea from Carbidopa/Levodopa

    Thanks, I will try that! Do you take the DGL with medication or meals? How many DGL per day?
  3. John472733

    Terrible Nauseau from Carbidopa/Levodopa

    Thank you! I will give that a try. I appreciate your response. Best, John
  4. Hello, I received my diagnosis 2 years ago. My symptoms were initially mild but now there has been degeneration in my left arm and I have tremors, stiffness, pain and numbness when my medication wears off. My neurologist recommended an increased dosage but it makes me feel terribly nauseated. So I have problems functioning both without my medication and with my medication. b I am desperately looking for any suggestions to help me increase my dosage without having the terrible nausea. Recommended Dosage Carbidopa/Levodopa 25/100 : 2 pills 3 times per day (* Note: I have been taking 1 pill 3 times per day to avoid the terrible nausea) Pramipexole Dihydro .25 mg: 1 pill 3 times per day ( This drug is supposed to combat nausea but it is not working) Questions Any suggestions on timing of pills during the day? Should pills be taken at the same time every day? Should pills be taken with meals? If not, how much time before meals? Have you tried taking increased dosage 4 times vs 3 times? How long did it take you to not feel nauseated? How long to gradually increase dosage?
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    Hello, I am a 58 year old male, diagnosed with PD 2 years ago. Initially my symptoms were minor and I was able to perform daily tasks with virtually no problems. Recently, my symptoms in my left arm have worsened. I am having challenges with my increased dosage of medication making me feel nauseated. Yet, without my medication I cannot perform simple tasks. So I feel trapped and hopeless at this time. Prior to my PD diagnosis I was extremely active- I enjoyed running, skiing, tennis, cycling etc and I held an executive position. Now, I am unable to perform my executive job duties because I cannot get my symptoms under control though I would very much like to work. Depression Feeling useless because I can no longer work, play tennis with my son, etc. Constant anxiety about how quickly the PD will progress Decreased sex drive Ashamed to tell people about my condition so I avoid going out I have also recently begun to withdraw from my family and closest friends Current Medication Carbidopa/Levodopa 25/100: 2 pills, 3 times per day (*Note: I take 1 pill 3 times per day to avoid severe nausea) Praipexole Dihydro: .25 mg, 1 pill 3 times per day Questions I currently run about 20-25 miles per week and I am outdoors regularly working on rental properties I own Any non-prescription medications I can take to help combat the depression? Any diet that could help? Thank you for your support!
  6. Hello, I am desperately looking for ways to combat nausea from Carbidopa/Levodopa. Prescribed Medications Carbidopa/Levodopa 25/100 : 2 pills, 3 times per day Pramipexole Dihydro: .25mg,1 pill, 3 times per day I was previously taking 1/2 Carbidopa/Levodopa pill 3 times per day (1.5 pills in total). But my symptoms in my left arm have worsened. When i attempted to increase my dosage up to the 6 pills per day, I felt extremely nauseated and could not function. Current Medicadtions I currently take 1 Carbidopa/Levodopa pill 3 times per day ( half of the recommended dosage) in order to combat nausea. I also take the Pramipexole 3 times per day as prescribed. When my medication wears off, I am experiencing severe symptoms in my left arm- numbness, tingling, pain, stiffness- and it is very difficult for me to perform basic daily task. Questions I would like to try to increase my Carbidopa/Levodopa pills to 6 pills per day to address the problems in my left arm. I am looking for any suggestions that might help me deal with the severe nausea. How quickly should I increase my dosage from 3 pills per day to 6 pills per day? Should I take my medication at the same time each day? What time? Is nausea from an increased dosage typical? How long does it typically take for body to adjust to increased dosage (i.e. to not feel nauseated)? Any OTC suggestions for helping the nausea? Should the pills be taken before meals, with meals, or after meals? Any suggested foods? Foods to avoid? Thank you in advance for your guidance and support. John
  7. Hello, I am desperately seeking suggestions on how to combat nausea from my prescribed Carbidopa/ Levodopa. Recently, I have experienced degeneration in my left arm. Without medication, I have tremors, numbness, tingling, and pain and it is difficult for me to perform day to day tasks. Prescribed Medications and Dosages: Carbidopa/Levodopa 25/100: 2 pills 3 times per day Pramipexole Dihydro .25 mg: 1 pill 3 times per day Background When my symptoms were less severe, I was taking 1/2 Carbidopa/Levidopa pill 3 times per day (total of 1.5 pills per day) As my symptoms worsened, my doctor said to increase dosage of Carbidopa/Levidopa pills to 2 pills 3 times per day. The increased dosage made me terribly ill- my nausea was so severe that I was completely unable to function. I have been taking 1 Carbidopa/Levidopa pill 3 times a day (vs. the recommended 6 pills per day). I have experienced mild nausea with fatigue. However, I still have tremors in my left arm with this lower dosage and as the medication begins to wear off, it is difficult for me to perform many common daily tasks. Questions Should medication be taken before, during, or after meals? Any recommended or prohibited foods with the medication? Can the medication be taken in smaller dosages throughout the day? For example,take 1 Carbidopa/Levodopa pill 6 times per day Should the medication be taken at the exact same time each day? I only tried taking the 6 Carbidopa/Levodopa pills for a few days and then reduced the dosage due to nausea. Is it worth trying to take 6 again? How quickly do you recommend increasing the dosage from my current dosage of 3 pills daily? Any alternative medications? Thanks in advance for your time, understanding, and guidance.