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by jakesmom
Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:25 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Pramipexole and serious side effects
Replies: 239
Views: 34453

Re: Pramipexole and serious side effects

.25 is the starter on Requip ????? Crap
She is starting me off on 1 mg.
by jakesmom
Fri Jul 12, 2013 3:27 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

I can so relate to doctors who don't listen and the beauty in finding one who does. I am so sorry for the pain and suffering you are forced to endure, but the moderators here are the best resources on the web. If they haven't lived it, or taken it, or know about it, they can find someone who has, is...
by jakesmom
Fri Jul 12, 2013 3:04 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Pramipexole and serious side effects
Replies: 239
Views: 34453

Re: Pramipexole and serious side effects

I am taking out a loan to pay off my highest interest rate credit card and my current medical debt. The credit card is 18% and the loan interest rate is 2.35%. That card will be shredded. I have 2 others that I am paying $500 each to pay down. I plan to make additional principal payments when I can....
by jakesmom
Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:15 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Trying to stop Mirapex
Replies: 71
Views: 11390

Re: Trying to stop Mirapex

Desperate D, After the initial detox, for the first month, the oxy controlled my WED 99%. I am building up a tolerance to it and while it still works, some nights are worse than others when it comes to total control of my symptoms. I will find out tomorrow what opiates have been doing to my sleeping...
by jakesmom
Sun Jul 07, 2013 1:32 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Trying to stop Mirapex
Replies: 71
Views: 11390

Re: Trying to stop Mirapex

Desperate D, I recently went thru withdrawls. I made it a week trying to taper before I decided if tapering was that bad, I was just going to go cold turkey. I have issues with low blood pressures and low heart rates, so I was limited to 10 mg of oxycodone per day. I chose to take all 10 mg at night...
by jakesmom
Sun Jul 07, 2013 1:08 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Pramipexole and serious side effects
Replies: 239
Views: 34453

Re: Pramipexole and serious side effects

I finally admitted to my parents that I, post Mirapex, was left with $11,000 of credit card debt. I am going to have to take out a loan to pay it back. The thought of going back on it terrifies me. We were figuring my monthly bills, my health is so poor, I now need $215 in maintenance drugs per mont...
by jakesmom
Tue Jul 02, 2013 1:17 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Pramipexole
Replies: 71
Views: 11366

Re: Pramipexole

I also am leery of the cost. I can't afford having 3 meds that are $65 per month.
by jakesmom
Sun Jun 30, 2013 5:04 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Pramipexole
Replies: 71
Views: 11366

Re: Pramipexole

I'm kinda looking forward to trying pramipexole again at a low dose. Oxy is nice for pain, but when when you have the crawlies, it's not very helpful .
by jakesmom
Wed Jun 26, 2013 2:43 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Pramipexole and serious side effects
Replies: 239
Views: 34453

Re: Pramipexole and serious side effects

Speaking only for myself, they thought I lacked willpower. It wasn't that I didn't want to eat the right foods or that I didn't know how to make healthy choices. I knew, I just lacked the ability to override the force that was pulling me in the other direction. I didn't gamble, but all that food ove...
by jakesmom
Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:01 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Pramipexole and serious side effects
Replies: 239
Views: 34453

Re: Pramipexole and serious side effects

I hadn't put 2 and 2 together until this morning as I was walking my dog. Slowly but surely I am making better food choices, putting food down when I am full, not craving fast foods or cakes, cookies, donuts etc. It finally dawned on me this was yet another aspect of pramipexole I forgot about. Eati...
by jakesmom
Sun Jun 23, 2013 12:38 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Pramipexole
Replies: 71
Views: 11366

Re: Pramipexole

Do you guys take any vitamin supplements. I started 1000 mg vitamin C, 1000mg vitamin D, 1000mg calcium, 1200mg fish oil with omega 3, probiotic, multivitamin, 2000 micrograms biotin, and 1000 mg chromium picolinate. Thanks to Topamax, my taste buds have totally changed and I am not craving junk foo...
by jakesmom
Sat Jun 22, 2013 12:22 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Pramipexole
Replies: 71
Views: 11366

Re: Pramipexole

Oh yeah, I almost forgot. The drug holiday itself kinda sucks, but it's worth every agonizing moment once you get to the other side.
by jakesmom
Sat Jun 22, 2013 12:21 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Pramipexole
Replies: 71
Views: 11366

Re: Pramipexole

I also had been on it for 10 years. I took 1.5 mg morning and night and my neuro, or should i say my former neuro, thought that was a low dose. Honestly, if I hadn't had the support from some key ppl here, namely Ann, some very understanding coworkers who carried me and still do some days, precious ...
by jakesmom
Fri Jun 21, 2013 1:42 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Pramipexole
Replies: 71
Views: 11366

Re: Pramipexole

Thank you, Doety. My story, for now is a happy one. I have a doctor who listens and is willing to learn about augmentation while she helps me thru it. I have been pramipexole free for 3 weeks and she is going to give my body another month off of it before she starts me back on it at a very low dose ...
by jakesmom
Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:22 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Pramipexole and serious side effects
Replies: 239
Views: 34453

Re: Pramipexole and serious side effects

Good Morning All,

I am still on my withdrawal medicines, which are 10mg of oxy, 50 mg Lyrica, and 50mg Tramadol.

Thanks