It was all I could do to walk this morning, so for the first time ever, I used the cane when I went to fix breakfast for Daddy. Before I was on the medicine, I was able to hold onto furniture and walk enough, so I could hide how bad off I was from Daddy, since his vision is so bad. But I didn’t have a choice this morning. He was upset, but I couldn’t help it. I’ve been gradually telling him what’s going on, so I could keep it from being such a shock, anyway.
Our pharmacy does have voice mail on when they’re not open, so the doctor’s call went through yesterday evening. Trouble is, our pharmacist doesn’t have the medicine and can’t get it until tomorrow. So we checked with a nearby town’s CVS, but they didn’t have a full amount of the prescription. My DH got the prescription, but it took several hours for it to be ready.
We finally got the medicine about 1:00PM, so I took the Sinemet and the Lodosyn together, and I had a baked potato for lunch at 1:30. I dozed a bit, but so far the legs are still very wobbly.
Lodosyn is an additional dose of Carbidopa, added to the Carbidopa that is already in the Sinemet. It does not help with the Parkinson’s symptoms, but it helps control the bad side effects of the Lodopa in the Sinemet, which is what changes into Dopamine in the brain. That helps to replace what the brain is no longer producing.