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Thanks Audrey for the detailed discussion about Klonopin. And you are right, I have seen many internet sites that talk about how awful the withdrawals are for the benzos. That's one of the things that made me afraid to take it. Also, it says that it may alter your mental state so that you may become depressed or want to commit suicide. Then if it takes a while to taper off of it - what would you do? You know what I mean? Thanks again everyone.
Klonopin seems to help that issue. I have taken Klonopin since the year one, and I know it is severely addiicting. I have read the awful side effects of behavior with Mirapex and also think anything that works on the dopamine in your brain is risky and they warn of gambling or other things, like shopping. That is me. I like to look nice and shop too much. I use a walker and handcontrols on my car - somehow, I think my style counteracts the walker and the hand controls. Crazy, ins't it?
It helps somewhat for about 5 hours and then all the craziness starts. My Dr. is trying to take me off Effexor and the Cymbalta but in the past I suffered from all the symptoms everyone else on this website experienced--particularly the shocking sensation. I'm down to 75 mg daily on the Effexor but I'm getting ready to start a new job and am concerned. Has anyone else experienced REM Sleep Disorder and what did you do to quiet your nights?
I have had RLS for years and in the last few months it has gotten much worse. I take Mirapex, which has worked really well, but now I guess I need more of it because it really flares up every evening (all over my body) before it is time to take my meds. I feel like I am falling apart! Numb hands and feet...apnea....RLS...blurry left eye....FATIGUE.....Sorry, I think I am having a pity party. Thanks to all for being there!
finally my doctor put me on hydrocodone and soma. it relieves and controls all my symptoms of rls and controls the jerking in my legs and arms as well as helps with the pain. a lot of docs don't like giving narcotics, but this disorder is debilitating. ask your doc about these meds, they have made all the difference to me. i have had rls since 1992.
00 PM in the afternoon and my RLS is so bad I can't hardly sit here and type, I have to keep getting up and walking around etc. Does anybody know of any other drug or therapy that might work for RLS. I have tried so many drugs and most make my RLS worse. Valium, Xanax etc are terrible, any kind of sleep aid or muscle relaxant make my RLS worse also. Any suggestions would be great.
My legs start with the pulsing, pins and needles and the need to stretch. I can't stand it so I have to take my meds (Mirapex), which puts me to sleep. I also have these same sensations in my arms and face. I've just recently had a normal brain mri with contrast and a normal eeg. Thanks!!!
I don't have hardly any friends because I cut myslef off when feeling low, but I rarely get angry and don't love people one minute then hate them. I self harm and drink too much and lately have been getting paranoid thoughts, that people are plotting to kill me . I've tried paroxetine up to 60mg and Effexor up to 150mg and am now on mirtazapine 30mg. I live in the UK and so getting a referral to another psychiatrist could be difficult.
clonazepam/klonopin/ is a benzodiazepine and is very addictive...clonidine is a drug people use for detox that is not addictive...be safe with the benzo and ambien is a bit safer of the 2 as far as addiction goes...do not drink with either drug but ambien and alcohol can cause black outs...
It could be just be akathesia or something temporary that will go into remmission. As for tardive, what is used is Bachophen, Mirapex, Aricept, Requip and Bachophlen, Botox shots as needed, Clonidine or Tenex, Tetrabenzene, Inderal or Atenolol, Zofran as I've found from clinical studies and the natural remedy rhodiola from clinical studies. However, if a person has movement disorders from these medications please check to see if they are temporary first.
I tried to search using those key words both on this site and elsewhere, but I want to find an article that my doctor will take seriously. If there are challenges that might be being missed in my routine screening of the thyroid, I want to address them. I am basically not functioning. The sweating has started again and also my movement is out of control. These things seem to be related to my thyroid replacement.
Valium (or another benzodiazepine such as Klonopin, Librium, Ativan or Xanax). Of these, Valium and Klonopin are best suited for tapering since they come in tablet form. Librium is also an excellent detox benzo, but comes in capsules, making it hard to taper the dose. Ativan or Xanax should only be used if you can't get one of the others. 2. Imodium (over the counter, any drug or grocery store). 3. L-Tyrosine (500 mg caps) from the health food store. 4.
Mirapex is the only thing helping during this severe time. Before that I have been on Requip and klonopin; even neurontin. Klonopin was really good and helped me sleep but my other doctor didn't want me on it...said it was addictive. Now I have to take Ambien with my Mirapex; somethings amiss. All the best for your symptoms.
I have restless leg syndrome but stopped taking the Mirapex because of a gambling problem that I developed. They switched me to Klonopin but I only took it one night and woke up very sleepy the next.
So I dug up some more info that I wanna share ... in case you are dying of curiousity. Or need more info like I do. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- http***mb.rxlist.com/rxboard/ultram.pl?noframes;read=3179 not just for breakfast anymore Posted By: mkny Date: Friday, 21 October 2005, at 3:53 a.m.
I'm here with you, it's 0436, day 7 no vics and I did sleep about 6 hours, but I take 1mg klonopin every night for fibro and I take mirapex for RLS -- the vicodin also helps with RLS but the mirapex works better I promise...I get it in my legs, hips and arms and I just want to scream.......see if you can get some samples of that or requip bcuz even with insurance they are expensive. You can get through it - it will get better, oh, just remembered...mirapex.
Many anti-Parkinsonian meds such as Tetrabenazene can cause temporary movement disorders and depression. And some such as Mirapex and Symmetrel can cause psychosis (as they did in me). With Parkinson's in treating it you are bringing up dopamine. And that will cause psychosis. Some people with Parkinson's need to take an antipsychotic to balance out the effect of the L-Dopa and the many medications that came from it. Further research is needed as is being done.
I can usually fall asleep, however i wake and stay up for a few hours every night. i have tried benedryl,klonopin,trazadone,serequil, and elavil for relief however every one of these meds has a paradoxical effect on me. Any suggestions?
I take other medications (Klonopin, Catapres, rhodiola and two others in clinical study) for it and have tried about 30 anti-Parkinsonian medications and couldn't tolerate them or they couldn't work. But to keep the question short and simple (dealing with known aspects of my disability) I recieved a list of medications that would be covered under my insurance and a few I hadn't heard of and hadn't tried.
i have bad rls oh my i tell you i have tried every thing and the only thing that gives me relief is mirapex ...its a god send many many nites i would be moving my legs so bad i would cry ...but not anymore thank god....take care of yourself....((((((hugs)))))....
They're all in the same family of meds and it's better to just be on one or the other. There are meds similar to mirapex that we use for restless legs syndrome and other parasomnias such as requip that could possibly be tried. Finally, other meds we try for parasomnias in general include imipramine and prozac. Talk to your sleep specialist about your concerns and try to practice good sleep hygiene. Fatigue, stress and sleep deprivation can all make your symptoms worse. Good luck.
Hi Dusty, Why do you see a problem with the Klonopin and CFS? I think that is what you meant. I take .5 at night and it definitely has helped me sleep, I sleep great, which is wonderful. I could never take 3 tablets like you did, lol. I would be on the floor sleeping.... Saw my cardio doc yesterday and he is sending me to a neurologist for possible spinal stenosis. I looked it up and it doesn't sound like it to me. My legs just ache, that is all they do. I think it is more fibro related maybe?
However, I'm still in major pain. I have klonopin and am taking a steady diet of those. Also taking mirapex to counteract the RLS, but that only works occasionally. At this point I just hope no one calls me back telling me they have some. Not sure I'd be able to say now with the utter pain I feel.
My neurologist called meback and wants to see me Friday. He told me not to take the Mirapex. I am back to the gabapentin 100 mg and am to increase it to x2 a day. No lab results yet! Please be a hormone or vitamin deficiency!
requip during the day and 2 mg. requip at night along with klonopin and other sleep aids. I just split my head open walking around the house unawares. 6 stiches and broken lamps. I asked my doc about early onset of parkinson's.........is this what they go thru? I haven't slept a 7 hour night in at least 8 years. No bs. Usually I sleep 2-4 hours. I'm trying to get some barbituates from overseas because I'm so desperate. Gosh, I could relate to you.
Once I got with a Psych doc I was taking 25 pills a day, what with what he himself prescribed (Seroquel, Klonopin, Lexapro, Ambien, Remeron - an he took over the Ativan) and my PCP for my regular health issue meds (Soma -Fibromyalgia med, Lovastatin - Cholesterol med, Levothyroxine - thyroid med, aspirin - cuz I had a stroke, Mirapex - for restless leg, Ativan up to 4/day) Now I take the aspirin, thyroid and 1 Mirapex in a.m.
The literature does say the drugs that lessen the side effects of dyskinesia are indeed the Valium (diazepam) I was given that time, and also its cousin Klonopin (clonazepam). I'm sure the website I gave you and its links will have more ideas on how to help you get along better with your movement disorder. I hope you still don't have to continue taking antipsychotics. Supposedly if you got TD, you should not take antipsychotics, unless absolutely necessary...
See a movement disorders specialist and if tardive dyskinesia (tardive myoclonus as I have is a rare variant) is found Mirapex, Bachlophen, Requip, Aricept and botox shots for focal dystonia are often used. Tetrabenzene has started to be in use and Zofran is used experimentally as well. Clonidine is useful on all forms of spasms. The natural remedy rhodiola is helpful (from clinical studies) but must be administered by a neurologist.
Right now, I am only taking (for the Fibro in general) Robaxin, which is a muscle relaxer that I like a lot, and I just started Mirapex and it seems to be working already for the aches, etc. I am still exhausted...
I saw in another thread that some people were prescribed prozac -- does this work too? I had restless leg syndrome and taking higher amounts of mirapex did help somewhat -- but again this effect was only temporary -- so I am wondering if requip would work too. I think doctors need to adopt a strategy fo rotating drugs around so a person never gets totally adapted to any drug to the point where it doesn't work anymore.
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