I am 3 1/2 years into PD. My meds control my symptoms very well. I wish you the best.
Do you see a movement disorder specialist or a general neurologist? When i started with tremors 3 1/2 years ago I went to a general neurologist. He prescrbed sinemet. Did not fully control symptoms. Added Artane. Stopped tremors. After reading short and long range side effects of sinemet, I wanted to stop the sinemet. I read about Azilect and that it has been shown to slow the progression of PD. Neurologist refused the change. He said that Azilect is too expensive, about $9.50 a pill, one a day. Found a movement disorder specialist. He agreed that sinemet is not the medication to start with, because of the side effects. Save it for later in the progression of the disease. I am doing very well and have minor symptoms. If I don't tell you, you would not know I have PD.
You need to be sure you see a MDS neurologist. Read about sinemet side effects. Discuss with neurologist.
You are early in the disease. Do it now...don't wait.