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Mirapex ER

Mirapex ER

I am on 1.5 mg of Mirapex ER. I had to do the build up dosing so I have only been on the full dose for about a week. I have seen a lot of improvement in my walking and balance. I am also less tired and less stiff. However my tremor in my leg has not decreased at all and sometimes actually seems worse. Has anyone else experienced Mirapex not controlling tremors? Also does Mirapex ER get more effective over time?

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Mindfulness is a meditation technique. You concentrate on The Breath. You allow thoughts to enter your head but you do not follow them. It is very… read more

posted over 4 years ago

Increased Fatigue With Mirapex Er Dose Increase

Increased Fatigue With Mirapex Er Dose Increase

I recently increased my dose of mirapex ER 1.5 mg to 2.25 mg to try to get better pd symptom relief. I’m on day 9 and my fatigue seems to be getting worse especially in the afternoon. Will this get better or maybe the dose is too high for me? Also so far I’ve only noticed a little bit of improvement in my pd symptoms. What was a good dose for those of you on mirapex er? Does it eventually get better?

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Helo Vickijo doo you have any side effect the side effect I told you earlyer are mostly notice by my wife ,I allwase liked to go out and party a little… read more

posted almost 2 years ago

How Do You Know When You Need A Increase In Dose Of Mirapex ER?

How Do You Know When You Need A Increase In Dose Of Mirapex ER?

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 MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

i would be very scared if i felt like I was losing my mind.

posted 6 months ago

Bloated Stomach

Bloated Stomach

It's been driving me crazy this bloated stomach which is as hard as a rock how do I get rid of it. I've been taking probiotics and Miralax and still have an issue. Anyone with some tricks that work and not affect medication. currently on @Stalevo & Mirapex ER. I read somewhere you not supposed to take antacids with it. Any advice would be greatly appreciated

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

I get so bloated that it hinders my breathing,,noe started probiotics and also intensive digestiv
e enzyme with every meal. does bloat one at the… read more

posted over 3 years ago

Mirapex Er

Mirapex Er

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.

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

i'm liking the Rytary which cuts back the number of times i take medicine from 90 minutes to approximately 4 hours. Occasionally slow to get me on once… read more

posted over 3 years ago

Could Checking This Site A Few Times A Day Be A Compulsive Behavior?

Could Checking This Site A Few Times A Day Be A Compulsive Behavior?

People with Parkinson’s disease who take certain medications may develop impulse control disorder, which include behaviors such as compulsive eating, gambling, shopping or sexual activity. Among these medications are a class called dopamine agonists, which include bromocriptine (Parlodel), pramipexole (Mirapex), pramipexole dihydrochloride extended-release (Mirapex ER), ropinirole (Requip), ropinirole extended-release tablets (Requip XL), and… read more

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

I have been sleep walking now and again ,is that normal iam on neupro 10mg and madooar 16.25/50mg ,4 times a day

posted almost 4 years ago

Mirapex Er

Mirapex Er

I would like just once in awhile to be able to go out and have a beer is it safe to have a beer or glass of wine just one on this medication? Just once would like to feel normal.

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

I know that a lot people with Parkinson's have a drink with dinner, However, I am not sure how they time medication/alcohol. Moderation is key.

posted over 3 years ago

Mirapex ER

Mirapex ER

What does anyone do for the nausea? mine is bad and I have to work. Blech.......
I go on the 12 pills this Friday and I am praying it gets better once my body is adjusted to the meds. Not fun..not fun at all.

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

@A MyParkinsonsTeam Member
Hi I M pleased with that you have finally found something that works.

posted over 3 years ago

Mirapex

Mirapex

can i stop takeing mirapex, and use sinemet on its own?

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Shes the one who wanted me off of Mirapex and we found when I tried to taper off of it that I was the small percentage that reacted that way to it. I… read more

posted 3 months ago