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Medication not working

I have been diagnosed for about 4 yrs and a half years and have been trying various medications for 4 years. I have been recently told that the medication does not work for me. Where do I go from here?

  1. Hi, @bobaleen - This is a really interesting issue. Was this said by your doctor or neurologist? From time to time, medication adjustments may be required. If you're not working with a neurologist who specializes in Parkinson's disease (movement disorder specialist), we have this article that can help you locate one: https://parkinsonsdisease.net/answers/find-a-movement-disorder-specialist/. Take care. - Chris, ParkinsonsDisease.net Team

    1. Amen to Chris' response. If your meds are not working, ya gotta try something else! If you really have PD,, and you are NOT taking any form of Levodopa, I think you should find another doc., preferably a movement disorder specialist. I would guess that you have been prescribed some sort of dopamine agonist. Those may help for a while, but after 4+ years, it's time to try something else.

      Good luck!

      Jim Gilmore

      1. As you have already been diagnosed 4 years ago I think you really need to find an MD specialist in your case. I want to add that before you decide on an MD specialist you need to evaluate all your decisions carefully. Also you can find some good ones abroad as well. For example I have found one in France 2 years ago and he's been really helpful. I've been staying at my brother's real estate in Cannes and still seeing him time to time.

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