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Should I always accept an increase in medication?

Should I always accept an increase in medication even if I want to try and manage with the same amount as before?

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  • KellyW moderator
    3 years ago

    Hi Gabro13. I agree with Chris in that you should discuss this question with your doctor and that each person with Parkinson’s is different. I would like to add that you should advocate for yourself and have a conversation with your doctor about why your he/she feels you should increase your medication, what can be gained by the change, and why you feel you are well managed today. It may also help to track your symptoms before your appointment. For example, track on/off times, how often it takes for your medications to “kick in”, any falls you may have had, etc. You and your doctor may be able to notice trends and how to best treat them. Best of luck! Please let us know if you have any further questions or need any additional information. Regards, Kelly, Team Member

  • Chris H. moderator
    3 years ago

    Thanks for your question, Gabro13! It’s important to work with your doctor regarding changes in medications or medication dosages. While we are unable to provide any medical advice, having a conversation with her/him about your concerns is our recommendation. Sometimes it’s helpful to prepare a list of questions you want to ask prior to your appointment. Since Parkinson’s disease affects each person differently, your doctor will be able to make the best recommendation according to your symptoms. I hope that helps! Thanks again for reaching out! – Chris, Team Member

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