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by Orrel
Thu Nov 27, 2014 3:58 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Getting off mirapex
Replies: 46
Views: 4307

Re: Getting off mirapex

At the recommendation of the rls specialist whom I saw Monday, I decided to go on neupro and had a good sleep last night (no rls). However, I am wondering if I should stay on it. I have high blood pressure which has been nicely controlled with medication. The monogram that came with the medication s...
by Orrel
Mon Nov 24, 2014 10:12 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Getting off mirapex
Replies: 46
Views: 4307

Re: Getting off mirapex

I gave up tapering on my own. The agony was too horrendous. I saw a rls specialist today. I am more confused than ever. Even though I augmented on .50mg of mirapex (.25 twice a day) he wants me to continue on it for another month or so AND use the Neupro patch (2 mg.) At the end of the period he wil...
by Orrel
Fri Nov 21, 2014 5:40 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Getting off mirapex
Replies: 46
Views: 4307

Re: Getting off mirapex

I made it through last night (the second night) with only .25 mg. taken at 9:00 pm. instead of that dose AND the .25 mg dose taken at 6:00 p.m. It was more difficult than the first night but I am hanging in. According to The WED Foundation literature, things start to improve after 72 hours of a redu...
by Orrel
Fri Nov 21, 2014 5:39 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Getting off mirapex
Replies: 46
Views: 4307

Re: Getting off mirapex

I made it through last night (the second night) with only .25 mg. taken at 9:00 pm. instead of that dose AND the .25 mg dose taken at 6:00 p.m. It was more difficult than the first night but I am hanging in. According to The WED Foundation literature, things start to improve after 72 hours of a redu...
by Orrel
Thu Nov 20, 2014 4:54 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Getting off mirapex
Replies: 46
Views: 4307

Re: Getting off mirapex

I take .25 mg of mirapex at supper time to get me through the evening and .25 mg at 9:30 to get me through the night although nights have been a challenge because of augmentation. I am going to see a rls specialist on Monday about getting off the drug. Last night was worse than usual and this mornin...
by Orrel
Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:24 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: WED symptoms after mirapex
Replies: 4
Views: 570

Re: WED symptoms after mirapex

Thank you for replying so quickly. In about ten days I will be seeing a doctor who is on the WED Foundation Medical Advisory Board.
He should be helpful in getting me off the DA.
by Orrel
Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:56 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: WED symptoms after mirapex
Replies: 4
Views: 570

WED symptoms after mirapex

I have read that WED symptoms, after one gets off mirapex, return to what they were before going on it, or at least are less than
what they were while on a D.A. which had caused augmentation. Is this a reasonable expectation for me since I've been on mirapex
for seven years?
by Orrel
Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:27 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Can electrical stimulation exacerbate wed?
Replies: 3
Views: 599

Can electrical stimulation exacerbate wed?

Last week I received for the first time some electrical stimulation as part of therapy for tennis elbow.
That evening, my wed was extra active. Is there a connection between this and the electrical stimulation?
by Orrel
Wed Nov 05, 2014 4:30 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Getting off mirapex
Replies: 46
Views: 4307

Re: Getting off mirapex

.25 mg at supper and .25mg at bed time.
by Orrel
Wed Nov 05, 2014 12:14 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Getting off mirapex
Replies: 46
Views: 4307

Re: Getting off mirapex

Hi ViewsAskew, Thank you for that information. Puts a few things at ease. I do have a few further questions, as of course going on Opioids does sound like a scary proposition: - Basically what can one expect from a transition to opioids from mirapex? Will it reduce symptoms? - I know people suffer R...
by Orrel
Tue Nov 04, 2014 7:27 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Getting off mirapex
Replies: 46
Views: 4307

Getting off mirapex

I have augmented on mirapex and will be seeing a rls specialist in three weeks about getting off. I am rather apprehensive about this. I understand that various drugs (lyrica, gabapentin opioids etc) can make this easier. To what degree do they do this or will I still have to suffer hell on earth? I...

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