A personal perspective on Young Onset Parkinson's
Ropinirole Diary – April 2012
April 24, 2012Posted by on
It’s probably about time that I made another entry in the ropinirole diary.
I have been taking 10 mg of the stuff for fair while now, with no side effects. In general, I feel pretty good; the tremor is minimal (particularly when I’m not cold!), I’ve regained a lot of the dexterity in my left hand (I can tie my laces again), and the rigidity seems to have eased a fair bit, too. It’s obviously working. I can understand Sarah Nock‘s enthusiasm for the drug.
The principal aim, for me, in taking ropinirole, was to try to knock the dystonia in my left foot on the head, so to speak. It hasn’t quite worked yet, but I am very pleased to report that my toes don’t seem quite so determined to curl up. I can run a lot better than I could before I started taking ropinirole (but that is not to say that I am actually any good at it) – my toes aren’t curling up in preparation for impact any more. But they do still curl, and it’s still uncomfortable.
So… I’ve decided to up my dosage one more time. I’m taking an extra two milligrams, starting yesterday.