My mom is 87 years old. 5-6 years ago, she started parkinson treatment as 3 per day 25/100 sinemet. Half year ago, her motion slows down, drooling a lot. Sinemet was increased to 3 per day 25/250. it really helped at first. 2 months later, dyskinesia occurred in tongue/jaw, drooling returned. Sinemet dosage then was decreased to 2 per day 25/250 (9am, 2pm), Requip 0.125 (9pm). Dyskinesia improved. 1.5 month ago, teeth grinding started day and night. She is now taking 3 per day sinemet 25/175, 25/175, 25/100 (9 am, 1pm, 5:30pm), and Requip 0.125 every other day(9pm). Teeth grinding improved 50% at least (5:30pm sinemet uses low dosage because it looks like impact her falling into sleep even with Rozerem. She used to be able to fall into sleep quickly when took 25/100, but cannot for increased dosage). The strangest is motion:
In morning, right after get up but BEFORE sinemet, her walking is steady, no difficult stepping out, speed is slow but ok, no sign of dyskinesia (or not noticeable)
Around 1.5 hour after Sinemet, dyskinesia and teeth grinding started, difficult stepping out, left foot dragging and may walk in toe style (only left foot), thus the speed is much slower than early morning.
I don't understand why early morning is better? It is supposed to be worse after long night without sinemet (requip 0.125 is given every other night and no significant distinguish between with and without it) Sinemet suppose to make motion better and it DID make her better before. Or Dyskinesia completely overridden others (but the Dyskinesia is happened in the jaw/tongue and I don't see any tremor in legs/feet)
I tried to find a logic explanation, but no luck! Can this imply sinemet is no good for her anymore?
Also, is any effective way to help her fall/stay in sleep? Rozerem isnot as effective as before. She gets up a lot. Can I add OTC melatonin to help her or something like Inositol?
I really appreciate any suggestion/idea that can help especially dyskinesia.