I have been on Mirapex for a while now and I haven't seen anything about it on this site. I'm just curious because:
"Mirapex belongs to a class of drugs known as dopamine agonists. These drugs stimulate the dopamine receptors in the brain and mimic the effects of dopamine at the receptors. This helps compensate for the absence of the neurotransmitter dopamine in patients with Parkinson's disease."
No. He doesn’t take that drug
I had been on Sinemet,took it for almost 2 yrs suffered from extreme nausea that lead to wt lost and feeling ill 24/7. Now am on miraprex that causes my feet to swell, insomnia, urge to power eat causing excess wt gain. In the past I have had to take anti anxiety meds and had awful side effects so no longer take them. It appears anything that is going to 'mess' with head I am not going to get much benefit from. Anyone have problems with either of these meds?
I need to wean off Mirepex because of allergic reaction (hives and itching). I need to do it slowly because just stopping it causes anxiety. Anyone have this experience and how did you do it.
I’ve been on mirapex ER 1.5mg for 6 months. It was controlling my symptoms well but the last few weeks I seem to have more stiffness , pain, muscle spasms and worsening of tremors. Mirapex has caused me to have weight gain and some feet swelling so I’m also nervous that will get worse with dose increase . What dose are everyone else on?
A 200 milligrams of carb levo Entacapone three times a day is causing dyskinesia where I can't stop moving and I feel like I'm on a boat. So my doctor is adding amantadine to control the dyskinesia. She did prescribe a lower dose of 150 milligrams of the carb levo Entacapone but no difference on the dyskinesia and actually lasted less then the 200 milligrams so I went back on the 200 milligrams. Guess I'm asking if anyone else has had this added to the medication and if they have problems with… read more
My neurologist prescribed mirapex er yesterday because my medication is not lasting. I'm scared to take the medicine is anyone else use this medication and did you do OK on it. Already get swelling in my legs this can cause that and it can cause compulsive Behavior but I'm wondering has anyone had sleep attacks on it. Your input would be greatly appreciated. He's also trying to get me on rytary to give me a smoother delivery of the dopamine without so much on and off.
My husband's neurologist just prescribed the Inbrijia inhaler to help with "off" times. He was taking the Apokyn injection as needed but it caused orthostatic hypotension (low blood pressure) and it he passed out (Apoykyn is not like levodopa but similar to Miralax). Inbrijia is a levodopa powder that goes into a rescue inhaler for those bad "off" times. He hasn't started it yet but was wondering if anyone has had experience with this new medication. Thanks.
I’ve had DBS, but tremors have returned and I’m taking 8 Sinimet 25-100 daily. Started taking Mirapex (Pramipexole) again. It works pretty good but it’s interfering with my sleep again (4 hours per night with Mirapex vs 8-9 hours without it last week). Amantadine didn’t work at all previously, and I won’t keep taking Mirapex if it’s this disruptive. I’m starting accupuncture, but does anyone have any suggestions for agonists so I can discuss them with my neurologist?