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I feel like I'm writing an ongoing saga of drug problems! I'm sure they are the work of the devil but they are a necessary evil! Just kidding but that's how I feel some days.
The newly prescribed Sinemet drug arrived 2+ weeks ago. . I purposely waited until a Saturday to take it. It's a good thing I did because I got very sick to my stomach again!! Nothing like spending 4 hours on a Saturday morning bent over the toilet "flipping my cookies,"- unable to leave! I was really hoping the major brand (not a generic) would solve the problem. But NO!
I immediately stopped that drug and contacted the doctor., He prescribed another pill to go with it - another dosage of Carbidopa in addition to the Simet pill which is a combination of Levodopa and Carbidopoa. He feels that it's the Carbidopa portion that makes people sick to their stomach. So, he prescribed another pill of Lodosyn (25 mg), which Levodopa only to take with the Sinemet pill.
I dragged my feet on starting the drugs again for fear I'd react the same or worse to the addition to the new drug. Last night was the night to begin.
Well, I got sick again this morning after the morning doses of pills - only this time I was not as sick as the first time. I also found myself losing my balance more this morning so have to be very careful to use my cane and hold on to walls etc. That has encouraged me to give it another try tonight. We'll just have to stay home tomorrow morning and not go for breakfast. I want to stay on this drug as it's my only recourse - if I can possibly tolerate it. It's still in the trial stage!
Stay tuned for the next post to see what happens. I Will be contacting the doctor on Monday, if he's in.
Have a nice Thanksgiving all. We are invited to our daughter and son-in-law's home for dinner and I for sure want to go to that - if I have to prolong taking the proper drugs until after the holidays - so be it!
Before I leave I want to bring to your attention the blog of another Twitter Kitty's human - @VincentRocket's mom. I just discovered earlier in the week that Vincent's human has ET disease. Essential Tremors is similar to Parkinson's so she experiences similar problems. Both are often misdiagnosed. Today she posted a wonderful video that explains ET. It's worth checking out to broaden your knowledge. http://vincentrocket.blogspot.com/2012/10/essential-tremor.html You never know when one of these neuro diseases will strike you or one of your loved ones - it doesn't just strike old people either.
Until next time, have a wonder Thanksgiving.
Until next time, thanks so much for visiting.