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I have recently been diagnosed with Parkinsons disease. I

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I have recently been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. I am on 8mg ropinirole, and 1mg rasagiline. I have been taking these for one and a half years. I have got really bad urges to shop and gamble. I also hallucinate at nights, it feels like someone is shaking me and pulling at my arm. Can you help?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  healthydoc replied 4 years ago.

healthydoc :

Hello and thank you for your question.

healthydoc :

The symptoms you are experiencing is likely due to the side effects of ropinirole. This medication can give you unusual urges and also hallucinations. I would suggest to talk to your doctor if you can stop this medication and start another medication like carbidopa-levodopa at low dosage.

healthydoc :

Please get back to me if you have any further questions. Thank you.