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by dgarmaise
Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:39 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Mirapex no longer doing the trick
Replies: 40
Views: 3441

To taper or not to taper

Hi, again. I am trying to take a week-long holiday from Mirapex. I have some Tylenol 3 with codeine, which is the closest I could get to pure codeine from my doctor. There sees to be a difference of opinion (on the internet) concerning whether one can or should discontinue the Mirapex abruptly. I wo...
by dgarmaise
Wed Jun 17, 2009 6:30 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Mirapex no longer doing the trick
Replies: 40
Views: 3441

Thanks, Susan. Here I am, back again. I'd like to respond to a few posts. But first, an update: The changes I made to my dosage, described in an earlier post, are still helping. For the moment, I sleeping ok, though I kind of feel that I am living on borrowed time, i.e., that my legs are just barely...
by dgarmaise
Sat Jun 13, 2009 7:06 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Mirapex no longer doing the trick
Replies: 40
Views: 3441

Thanks, Ann. After a few awful days at 0.375mg of Mirapex, taken two hours before bedtime,I made two changes: (1) I took part of the dose a little earlier, and (2) I upped the dose a little. I took 0.125mg at about 5pm, and then took 0.375mg two hours before bedtime. That worked very well the first ...
by dgarmaise
Fri Jun 12, 2009 6:03 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Mirapex no longer doing the trick
Replies: 40
Views: 3441

Mirapex no longer doing the trick

Hi, all. I have been taking mirapex for several years. I have found that as time goes on, I need to increase the dose. I started at 0.125mg and quickly moved up to 0.25mg. I was able to stay at that dose for some months, but then found that I needed 0.375mg and then 0.5mg and then 0.625mg. It seems ...
by dgarmaise
Sat Jan 27, 2007 12:49 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Neurontin?
Replies: 137
Views: 41816

Switching to Lyrica

Pat, please do keep us posted. I have not done anything yet about my own situation. How were you doing on the combination of Neurontin and Requip? Had you been on Requip alone previously, and did you experience augmentation? By taking a small dose of Requip in combination, did that eliminate the aug...
by dgarmaise
Thu Jan 25, 2007 10:37 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Neurontin?
Replies: 137
Views: 41816

Neurontin vs Pregabalin

I have been taking Neurontin for about three months. I wanted to get off the dopamin3 agonists I was taking because they were causing augmentation. My doctor gave me a titration schedule for Neurontin. I started at 300 mg a day, and gradually increased, while decreasing my use of Mirapex. I got up t...

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