What is Next

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Coalblooded
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What is Next

Postby Coalblooded » Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:09 am

What happens if the Mirapex I take quits helping, it's a fear that I have because this condition has severely affected my life.

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Re: What is Next

Postby Rustsmith » Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:28 am

What dose have you been taking and do you know your ferritin number?

Usually when Mirapex stops working, it is due to augmentation. That is where a dopamine agonist stops helping and starts making your RLS worse. This is a condition that is specific to RLS. When this happens, you need to get off of the Mirapex and switch to a different medication, which can be very difficult. For more info, take a look through some of the discussions in our Augmentation forum.
Steve

Augmentation Evaluation http://bb.rls.org/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=9005

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