Re: Has anyone taken Azilect with antidepressants?
My main problem was a hand tremor and slowed down writing. First I went on Sinemet and over about 3 months built up to a dose of 3 50-200 Sinemet CR tablets. I felt stimulated and couldn't tell it helped much. Then my doctor added Requip. It took about 2 month to build up to a dose of 3 3mg tablets per day (recently I switched to 8 mg Requip XL). After 1 or 2 months on my maximum doses of Sinemet and Requip I had adjusted to the stimulation, but my tremor and writing hadn't improved much. I was then prescribed 1 mg Azilect. The pharmacy wouldn't fill the prescription at first because I was taking Wellbutrin from another doctor for which they had an interaction warning. So it was another month before I started taking Azilect. After about a year on these three meds my tremor and writing have improved quite a bit.
I don't think just one of the medicines caused the improvement. But there is evidence that Azilect slows down the progression of PD. And it may help more than that.
Another thing about 5 or 6 months ago I was reduced from 3 to 2 50-200 Sinemet CRs to try to help with a postural hypotension problem I have had on and off.
Last edited by james59; 11-25-2008 at 10:08 PM.