newly diagnosed with parkinsons

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I have just recently been diagnosed with PD and have been given Madopar 62.5mg 3 times daily to be increased to 2 rablets 3 times daily after 2 weeks I have only been taking them 4 days and am experiencing severe palpitations is this normal? I have had Paroximal atrial fibrilation for some years and havent had an attack for sometime until I started the new meds.

any fedback would be appreciated.


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    Hi Linda I to was given Madopar 100mg and was advised to take them four time a day along with 1mg Rasagiline. After taking Madopar for two weeks I was spending most of the day sleeping and not with it at all. My husband said we should try to reduce the consumption of this pill, I now don't take it all and feel a lot better!! Wish you good health and hope you feel better in the future.

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      Hi Kartingmuir,

      Thank you for replying and your kind wishes, the Consultant has stopped the meds because apart from severe palpiations I was experiencing dreadful itching all over and he says I am obviously not tolerating them, but can't start me on anything different for month as Madopar stays in the system a long time.

      So are you only taking Rasagiline I haven't heard of that.

      L x

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    Hi Linda,

    Well let’s hope they find a medication that will agree with you and make life a lot more bearable for you. Yes I am only taking Rasagiline which I have been on for several years but only find balance a problem. Regards Jill


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