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Is anyone using Rytary

Parkinson's Disease | Last Active: Oct 11 5:55am | Replies (51)

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@hjscheib

No longer taking carbidopa/levodopa. The Rytary is time-released carbidopa/levodopa. With the Rytary 3 X per day (4 capsules) my has just responded to the need for down time dopamine. But I am still getting the anxiety and nervousness. Will seek ouit a new med to replace venlafaxene, if there is some med I could take where there were no major negative results. Will be speaking with my psychiatrist in search of something to replace venlafaxene. (Does anyone know of a useful anti-anxiety drug or mood stabilizer that would help reduce the anxiety and nervousness that might be created by a PD drug – like Rytary – which is suppposed to reduce off-time PD symptoms, w/o adding to them?

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@hjscheib

I'm not sure about how different meds will react with Rytary. I've never taken Rytary. I did take Venlafaxene for a couple of years and it did not work well for me. However, I was taking a much smaller dose than you.

I switched several years ago to Cymbalta and feel much better. Cymbalta is good for sleeping as well as for pain. Talk with your doctor and see what he/she feels would be a good substitute for Venlafaxene.

If your doctor approves a change in meds, will you let me know how you are feeling?

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