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by dgarmaise
Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Getting off pramipexole etc.
Replies: 92
Views: 7237

Re: Getting off pramipexole etc.

Sorry, forgot to say in my last post that I managed to increase the font size.....
by dgarmaise
Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:38 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Getting off pramipexole etc.
Replies: 92
Views: 7237

Re: Getting off pramipexole etc.

I think I figured out which document has the small print: "What is Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)" . Let's see if I can upload it. Oops. It says "File too large." It is only 368 kb.
by dgarmaise
Mon Feb 01, 2016 2:31 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Getting off pramipexole etc.
Replies: 92
Views: 7237

Re: Getting off pramipexole etc.

Many thanks! I am not clear on which Hopkins book you are referring to, the one with the small print.... I didn't see one with small print... but then I again I'm writing after taking zopilcon too
by dgarmaise
Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:57 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Getting off pramipexole etc.
Replies: 92
Views: 7237

Re: Getting off pramipexole etc.

That's useful information. I'm not off the patch yet, but I hope to be soon. My neurologist wanted me two experiment with various combinations of the patch, gabapentin at different doses, and clonazepam (at different doses!). Some days the cocktail controlled my legs, some days it did not. But throu...
by dgarmaise
Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:16 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Getting off pramipexole etc.
Replies: 92
Views: 7237

Re: Getting off pramipexole etc.

Jul, thanks for that information. As to Thailand possibly de-criminalizing kratom, that's been rumoured for the last few years. I am not sure how current what you read is. But as long as the military is running the country, I think that it is unlikely they would make a change to kratom's current sta...
by dgarmaise
Mon Jan 25, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Getting off pramipexole etc.
Replies: 92
Views: 7237

Re: Getting off pramipexole etc.

Ann, is the theory that the because the DAs cause augmentation, when you go off the DAs, the symptoms will be bad at first but should improve after X weeks? How long is X? Does it vary a lot, depending on the person? When you go off the DAs, and your symptoms are bad, is this a combination of the au...
by dgarmaise
Tue Jan 19, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Getting off pramipexole etc.
Replies: 92
Views: 7237

Getting off pramipexole etc.

Hi. Well, here I am with another update of sorts. I've been on pramixole for more than two decades, with occasional attempts along the way to change to another regimen. For the last year or so, until recently, I was taking 0.25 mg in mid-afternoon; and 0.375 mg around 7.30 pm, combined with 2mg clon...
by dgarmaise
Wed Apr 22, 2015 9:57 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Neupro
Replies: 98
Views: 7212

Re: Neupro

It is weird, I think. I was on the pramipexole ER for five or six months. My blood pressure was fine throughout this period. It is only in the last two weeks that I experienced the dizziness. I thought something else could be causing the dizziness. I had my ears cleaned, something I do about once a ...
by dgarmaise
Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:06 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Neupro
Replies: 98
Views: 7212

Re: Neupro

Hi. I read this entire thread just now because I am thinking of giving the Neupro patch another go. I tried it about 15 months ago. I found that it worked well initially, but after a while it was less effective. I also found the need to refrigerate the patches a hassle, particularly when travelling....
by dgarmaise
Tue Apr 07, 2015 4:20 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Pramipexole extended release
Replies: 3
Views: 418

Re: Pramipexole extended release

That is good information, Steve, thanks. I was on Neupro for a while. I had problems with the patch staying on, but I just used some extra tape. I found that the Neupro worked better some days than others. I also found that I needed quite a high dose. Finally, the Neupro requires refrigeration and t...
by dgarmaise
Mon Apr 06, 2015 10:36 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Pramipexole extended release
Replies: 3
Views: 418

Pramipexole extended release

Hi, guys. When I Google "pramipexole ER" just about every website tells me that it has been approved for Parkinson's but not WED. But many drugs are used for indications other than those for which the drugs were approved. My neurologist here in Pattaya, Thailand tells me that her hospital ...
by dgarmaise
Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:32 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Mirapex ER
Replies: 37
Views: 6233

Re: Mirapex ER

I am not sure I fully understand the question. I thought that I was already experiencing augmentation based on having symptoms like occasional jerkiness in my arms during the day. My doctor said she did not think that was augmentation. The main reason she recommended the ER version if Mirapex is tha...
by dgarmaise
Fri Jul 11, 2014 4:15 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Mirapex ER
Replies: 37
Views: 6233

Re: Mirapex ER

Ever since I switched from regular Mirapex (pramipexole) to Mirapex ER, on the advice my latest neurologist here in Pattaya, Thailand, I wondered if it was the right thing to do. Although my RLS bothers me mostly at night, I did relish the idea of being able to take a nap during the day, something I...
by dgarmaise
Fri Jul 04, 2014 6:14 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Mirapex ER
Replies: 37
Views: 6233

Re: Mirapex ER

HI. It seems that the lowest dose of pramipexole ER is 0.375 mg. A few months ago, I switched from a regimen of 0.5 pramipexole regular plus 100 mg tramadol, all taken in the evening, to 0.75 mg pramipexole ER plus 100 mg tramadol. The original regimen and the new regimen were not controlling my leg...
by dgarmaise
Mon Apr 21, 2014 1:41 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Renegade doctor?
Replies: 69
Views: 8494

Re: Renegade doctor?

Thanks, Beth. Because of several factors, I opted to stop trying to withdraw from pramipexole, to return to the dose I was on prior to starting withdrawal, and then to increase that dose. The factors included (1) that it wasn't at all clear what I would do post-withdrawal since I have found both gab...

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