I was diagnosed with PD approximately 10 years ago and have been taking carbidopa levodopa as my primary medication since the diagnosis.For the last 8 years I have had a reaction to taking the medication at certain times of day. This reaction is not the normal PD "off time" feeling that one experiences at med time which, in my case, is every 4 hours . This reaction essentially renders me helpless and completely out of service for anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes. See details below.
I take 2 RyTarry capsules every 4 hours. I have no problems with my 6 am dosage. I have a major problem with my 10 AM dosage. Minimal problems with my 2 PM dosage and minimal problems with my 6 PM, 10 PM and 2PM dosages. The 10 AM dosage used to be much worse, lasting 90 to 120 minutes. During this time period I usually lay on the floor until my pills take effect. My movement is almost non-existent and am usually stiff in my upper torso. My doctor was unable to provide any guidance and he is now at the point of saying that my specific PD is brittle. I was able to improve the 10 PM problem by changing up my breakfast pattern. I moved from an extremely high fiber breakfast to one that is primarly based on juicing. and the downtime was cut by approximately 50%. I also am convinced that diet and metabolism play a major role in solving this problem. Please forgive me if this is too much information but I also believe that having a bowel movement is a necessary component of resolving this problem. . My question is, Does anyone else have a similar issue with their medication? Thanks