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by jakesmom
Mon Dec 16, 2013 12:28 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: getting off miraprex
Replies: 80
Views: 11049

Re: getting off miraprex

I did it with 10 mg of oxy at bed time. I was prescribed 5 mg twice a day, but since I couldn't take it at work, I took both doses at bed time. I wish you all the best, even with 10 mg of oxy I was manic, I walked my dog alot, I paced, I ate like a fiend, couldn't focus and just felt miserable. It w...
by jakesmom
Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:52 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: getting off miraprex
Replies: 80
Views: 11049

Re: getting off miraprex

mapleleaf, I can relate to being on that dose of Mirapex and the havoc it can wreak on your body and mind. My story is on this site, but since my last posting I have gotten a pacemaker and had to get a pain management doctor because my beloved GP can only write opiates for 3 months, which she did to...
by jakesmom
Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:03 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Pramipexole and serious side effects
Replies: 239
Views: 34454

Re: Pramipexole and serious side effects

For me, there isn't just one medication that controls my WED. I take 4 medications of different classes, that, in combination, give me 100% relief about 85% of the time and the rest of the time it's still mild. Individually, 2 of those medications are contraindicated for WED, but for me, it works. I...
by jakesmom
Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:39 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Pramipexole and serious side effects
Replies: 239
Views: 34454

Re: Pramipexole and serious side effects

I agree, the drug itself is a miracle in a bottle, but doctors have to be more responsible in dosing. It was a Godsend to me for almost a decade, but I cannot and will not ever take it again.
by jakesmom
Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:57 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Pramipexole and serious side effects
Replies: 239
Views: 34454

Re: Pramipexole and serious side effects

So far I haven't lost the weight I regained on Lyrica. The hydrocodone and klonopin aren't helping as well as the oxycodone did, but I will have to wait until October (my pain mgmt appt got pushed back) to see if I can get back on it. I am not having any problems with the topamax at 20mg twice a day...
by jakesmom
Wed Aug 07, 2013 2:51 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Pain Management Specialist
Replies: 2
Views: 570

Pain Management Specialist

Since my new doctor isn't allowed by the board who oversees her clinic to write narcotics (my 10 mg of oxycodone per day) she has referred me to a pain management specialist.
I was just curious to know if anyone else went and do they really recognize WED as painful?

Thanks
by jakesmom
Wed Aug 07, 2013 2:31 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: More on stopping Mirapex (sorry....)
Replies: 51
Views: 5365

Re: More on stopping Mirapex (sorry....)

Great job on getting off Mirapex Doety!!! It's not easy but it's rewarding to see the real you once you are off it. Deb, my am WED stopped completely once I got off Mirapex. My overall symptoms are now a 5 on most days and that is at night. My 2 cents on antidepressants, I am currently on a low dose...
by jakesmom
Sun Aug 04, 2013 1:28 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Pramipexole and serious side effects
Replies: 239
Views: 34454

Re: Pramipexole and serious side effects

Hydroxyzine has never bothered my WED and I have been taking it off and on for over a decade. As for the amitrityline, I take it at 5:30 or 6pm and I am asleep by 9 and I sleep all night long. As for weight gain, I am losing weight again now that I am off the Lyrica. My doctor did warn me about the ...
by jakesmom
Sun Jul 28, 2013 1:25 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: More on stopping Mirapex (sorry....)
Replies: 51
Views: 5365

Re: More on stopping Mirapex (sorry....)

Speaking from recent experience, the only way to get off Mirapex is to stop. No titrating, no rotating, no easing into it. Just stop. I did it with tramadol during the day and 10 mg of oxycodone at night. Others needed more, but I had to work each day so i made do. The first 3 days were hell and I p...
by jakesmom
Sun Jul 28, 2013 1:13 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Pramipexole and serious side effects
Replies: 239
Views: 34454

Re: Pramipexole and serious side effects

I cut down to 1 klonopin and cut out the hydroxyzene and will see what the night brings.
by jakesmom
Sat Jul 27, 2013 9:30 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Pramipexole and serious side effects
Replies: 239
Views: 34454

Re: Pramipexole and serious side effects

I slept 15 hours was up for an hour and slept 4 more. That's the biggest problem so far, but WED didn't wake me up or bother me at all. I'm going to play with dosing this weekend.
by jakesmom
Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:35 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Pramipexole and serious side effects
Replies: 239
Views: 34454

Re: Pramipexole and serious side effects

Here we go again. I got bumped up to 100mg of Lyrica 3 times a day. That's not gonna work. Even at twice a day I am so hung over I slurred my words and have more typos than a toddler on a Fisher Price keyboard. Plus, the med is making me get hives in places I don't get to show often and it is making...
by jakesmom
Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:51 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: I'm new and want to share my experience
Replies: 17
Views: 2113

Re: I'm new and want to share my experience

When I was coming off DA's and was taking 10mg of oxy at night, I never felt better. I had energy, was sleeping all night, lost 15lbs in a week..... Then I was started on Requip and my Lyrica was bumped to 300 mg a day and all that progress came to a screeching halt. I go back to doc on Fri. I am go...
by jakesmom
Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:34 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: newbie on 3 rd night of Requip
Replies: 28
Views: 3094

Re: newbie on 3 rd night of Requip

The bad thing about WED, not that there is anything good about it, is that you need to know when you normally have symptoms and take the medicine at least an hour before that. If you let your symptoms set in, unless they are very mild, it is very difficult to get them to stop. When I took Mirapex, i...
by jakesmom
Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:24 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: newbie on 3 rd night of Requip
Replies: 28
Views: 3094

Re: newbie on 3 rd night of Requip

I'm glad you're not sleepless any longer. DA's are little miracle workers. I took Mirapex for over 10 years; most of that time with very good results. You are very wise to opt to stick with the lowest dose possible. My 2 cents of advice is to stay at the lowest dose that controls your symptoms for a...