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How do you know if levodopa is working

Hello, my dad was diagnosed with Parkinsons two years ago. He started on the medication shortly after. He is currently taking 1.5 pills four times a day but since the beginning we've never seen a dramatic response to him being on the meds vs off. He seems the same on the meds as opposed to off. Now drs are thinking he may have an atypical form of parkinsons and are increasing his doses to see if his response changes. But what is one suppose to feel or look like when its considered a "good" response. We dont know what to look for.

  1. we can understand the challenges of knowing what to look for and what one is "supposed" to feel with PD. As everyone is different when it comes to PD and that can include the range of symptoms and severity. I hope others in our community will chime in with any helpful information. In the meantime, I shared an article that may be of interest - I also included another article on PD vs. Parkinsonism - Lastly, I shared some general information on symptoms commonly associated with PD - I hope something in the shared info is beneficial. Please do not hesitate to reach out if we can help locate any other PD related information. We're here to help and support in any way we can. Wishing you and your family well. Kindly, Jessica, Team Member

    1. just wanted to check in and see how you and your dad are doing? Again, we're here anytime. -Jessica, Team Member

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