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Has Anyone Had Trouble With Finding A Med That Does Not Cause More Of A Problem Than The Disease?

Has Anyone Had Trouble With Finding A Med That Does Not Cause More Of A Problem Than The Disease?

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?

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yes it does along with a whole list of s/e if you happen to be a lucky person who is super sensitive to what I call drugs that mess with your head
go to web md and put in miraprex gives the most… read more

Has Anyone Had To Wean Off Mirepex? If So, How Slow Was Your Schedule And What Were Your Experiences Doing It?

Has Anyone Had To Wean Off Mirepex? If So, How Slow Was Your Schedule And What Were Your Experiences Doing It?

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.

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

As it turns out the hives and itching were from an autoimmune disease, not from mirepex. However, each of us reacts differently to medication side effects. I didn't experience anything like what you… read more

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

Hi Vick, I was on mirapex for quite A while. And my next neurologist put me on cARBODOPA 25mG/lEVODOPA 100MG. LET ME START OFF by telling you that i am n ot n ewe to this game. I was diagnosed… read more

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.

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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 I've gone off. I'm hoping the aerosol levodopa… read more

Has Anyone Had To Wean Off Mirepex? If So, How Slow Was Your Schedule And What Were Your Experiences Doing It?

Has Anyone Had To Wean Off Mirepex? If So, How Slow Was Your Schedule And What Were Your Experiences Doing It?

Every time my MDS tries to wean me off Mirepex, I get anxious. Anyone had success getting off this drug?

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

SOOINTERESTING; MANY THANKS!

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

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 bit but she saise im wors than ever.

Anyone Taking Inbrija Inhaler For Off Times?

Anyone Taking Inbrija Inhaler For Off Times?

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.

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

I had tried Mirapex years bags and that stuff put me to sleep randomly. I found myself dozing off while,e driving on the interstate. Not for me. There are so many meds and side effects, it seems to be… read more

Would Love Feed Back On The Drug Mirapex

Would Love Feed Back On The Drug Mirapex

Hubby on Levedopa ,Azilect ,Amantadine ,Paxil and now Mirapex

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

I took sinimet and then started taking mirapex as well a couple of months ago and it has been a lifesaver. I have a better quality of life.

Does Anyone Take Mirapex (pramipexole) In Addition To Carbidopa/levodopa?

Does Anyone Take Mirapex (pramipexole) In Addition To Carbidopa/levodopa?

I told my doctor I often Get symptoms of restless leg syndrome during the night. He says this will help but the med has many side effects such as sleepiness, hallucinations, dyskinesia and I don't want to take it.

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

I have taken Mirapex morning and night for rls for many years. No side effects and it really helps. I've not noticed side effects before carba/Leva or now with it.