If you are or have taken Mirapex, what was your experience? And do you still take it? If not, why?
I know so many people who have had terrible experiences from dopamine agonists like Mirapex, with compulsive behavior including extreme shopping, gambling and sexual acting out. I know that this conversation continues since I last checked it, but I would be personally concerned for YOU, Michele, taking it. I know marriages destroyed because of it, psych conditions under reasonable control no longer under control, etc. Then there are the folks that almost crash the car and kill themselves and others because of sudden sleep onset. To me, it's not worth it. Unfortunately, to me, @A MyParkinsonsTeam Member, it's not a LOL experience.
I was on Mirapex for a short time. Honestly, it increased my sex drive through the roof. Sounds like fun (LOL) but it was terrible and it didn't help my tremors at all.
I want to thank you all for answering my question. I had heard both good and bad before I asked to be put on it but after i had mentioned it in my post I got some very negative posts about. I want to make an informed decision and you guys are great for taking the time to help me. Keep on smiling and laughing. Bye.
@A MyParkinsonsTeam Member, I have been taking mirapex1mg, 3x day for the past year. It has been effective overall with gait, balance, rigidity, and tremor issues, but of course there are side effects that are noteworthy as well. Dizziness/fuzzy vision for a very short period of time is evident after getting up from sleeping/sitting on furniture. Increased appetite, weight loss, bad dreams (however have a long history of bad dreams) fallen out of bed 2x as a result, fatigued ( but am chasing a 4 year old all day) and mirapex for whatever reason is ineffective in treating my hand tremor. Strangely enough, this drug corrects all other body tremors. I am not interested in exploring any new Meds at this time because I believe the benefits outweigh the risks!
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