Review: could Sinemet cause Anxiety and stress?
Summary: Anxiety and stress could be caused by Sinemet, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take Mirapex, and have Parkinson's disease.
We study 10,370 people who have side effects while taking Sinemet from FDA and social media. Among them, 385 have Anxiety and stress. Find out below who they are, when they have Anxiety and stress and more.
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On Apr, 15, 2014: 10,370 people reported to have side effects when taking Sinemet. Among them, 385 people (3.71%) have Anxiety And Stress. They amount to 0.03% of all the 1,275,923 people who have Anxiety And Stress on eHealthMe.
Time on Sinemet when people have Anxiety and stress * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Anxiety and stress||17.65%||29.41%||2.94%||32.35%||17.65%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Anxiety and stress when taking Sinemet * :
|Anxiety and stress||51.01%||48.99% |
Age of people who have Anxiety and stress when taking Sinemet * :
|Anxiety and stress||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.35%||2.09%||18.12%||16.38%||63.07% |
Severity of Anxiety and stress when taking Sinemet ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Anxiety and stress||0.00%||40.00%||60.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Anxiety and stress ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Anxiety and stress||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Parkinson's disease (281 people, 72.99%)
- Depression (122 people, 31.69%)
- Pain (95 people, 24.68%)
- Restless legs syndrome (85 people, 22.08%)
- Anxiety (80 people, 20.78%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Mirapex (291 people, 75.58%)
- Sinemet cr (165 people, 42.86%)
- Requip (160 people, 41.56%)
- Klonopin (133 people, 34.55%)
- Ambien (121 people, 31.43%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (1 year ago):
I have tried various options to address anxiety without effectiveness. I also have some Degenerative Arthritis (knees) and lower back, which complicate walking. I have been diagnosed with Parkinson's via a DatScan, but do not have tremors. Main symptom is right-sided weakness. I have never had anxiety, but over the past few months have increasingly become anxious and have a feeling of internal vibration. Also have a dull, mild pressure headache especially present in right sinus area, but over my entire head in general.I have been taking Sinemet for 2 years with some relief from my symptoms, and this has come on gradually. My Neurologist prescribed Azelect to try to smooth out symptoms, and it helped a bit, but proved too expensive.
From this study (3 years ago):
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