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I am sorry that you are feeling this way.
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Hi, I'd like to help you with your question.
Can you tell me what your symptoms are?
Also, what medication did they put you on for the Parkinson's?
Thanks for the information.
It doesn't not sound like you are having a response to your medication. Your medication side effects should be reduced or completely eliminated by now. And any side effects you did have would be getting better, not worse.
It sounds like you may have anxiety. It could be in response to the stress you have been under since you were diagnosed. To hear you have Parkinson's would be enormously stressful and anxiety provoking. But if you have had a history of these symptoms, it could also be an anxiety disorder.
Either way, talking to someone would help you. Handling such a stressful situation as a serious illness is hard for anyone. Support and self help can go a long way to reducing your anxiety and helping you cope. You can talk to your pastor if you attend church. They are often very helpful and are experienced with counseling. You can also search on line at http://therapists.psychologytoday.com/rms/. A therapist can do a full evaluation and find out exactly what you have and tell you what they can do to help.
Anxiety is very easy to cure. Since it is so common as well, there are numerous resources to help you feel better.
Here are resources that can help:
When You Are Diagnosed With a Life-Threatening Illness (Difficult Times Series) by Jan Jovaag Ansorge
The First Year---Parkinson's Disease: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed by Jackie Hunt Christensen and Paul Tuite
Heal Your Anxiety Workbook: New Technique for Moving from Panic to Inner Peace by John B. Arden
http://www.parkinson.org/- for support groups
You can find the books on Amazon.com or your local library may have them for you.
Let me know if I can help any further,Kate
Thank you for your reply, I was taken off the requip xl 4g
mg on Thurs are these withdrawal symptoms
Anxiety can occur as a minor side effect of the medication while you are taking it. Any side effects would reduce or disappear when you started to taper off the medication, if you are tapering off slowly and under your doctor's supervision. If you suddenly stopped taking this medication, your side effects would be fever, muscle stiffness and confusion. Contact your doctor right away if you have those symptoms.
Your symptoms related to your withdrawal should reduce or disappear soon. However, if your anxiety is due to other causes, then you would need address it with the information above.
You can wait it out to see what happens. If it does not, then you will know it is anxiety caused by something else. But you may want to consider talking to a therapist anyway to help you cope with the stress of your illness.
You're very welcome! I am glad to help.
Requip is supposed to be tapered off gradually over a period of seven days. You should contact your doctor about how to accomplish this since the medication and dosage you were given were tailored to your symptoms and other health considerations and only your doctor knows that information. But as you reduce your medication, your symptoms should also reduce.
Yes, it should be over a seven day period of time. If you are off it completely now, then still contact your doctor. He/she may want to see you to be sure you are not suffering from the side effects I listed before (muscle stiffness, etc) and to make sure you are in good health.
If you are feeling okay, yes. If you start to feel worse, contact them immediately or go to the ER. You sound like you are doing okay. Hang in there.
You're welcome! I am glad you are feeling better. Let me know if I can do anything else to help.