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The only available here dopamine agonist, bromocriptyne was bad for me. I did well with Sinemet 2x250cr and Mirapex 3x1mg. I must switch medications because of the lack of Mirapex. Now I feel worse, hope Requip to help, but not sure. Nobody never told me that dopamine agonist helpes alone.( I was exemined in Cleveland Clinic Ft. Lauderdale, in Barcelona by prof.
I was wondering if anybody might know why someone would be put on Mirapex if they didn't have Parkinson's, and what symptoms would they convey. If anyone has any idea of any of this, could you please email me as soon as posible. Thank you, Sara = We use quite a bit of Mirapex, mostly for Parkinson's disease, sometimes for the other parkinson-like syndromes (with less success but sometimes it helps).
My 55-y/o mother was diagnosed with PD recently and has been on .125 Mirapex for 2 days now. She says she feels awful- nauseas, tired, and dizzy. And still has the tremors. How long should she stick with it before giving up? I think she's tempted to just accept the tremors- at least then she's not feeling bad all day.
I checked the adverse effects of Mirapex and find no mention of swelling. In addition to Mirapex, I am taking Sinemet, Artane, Norvasc. Could the combination of these drugs cause the severe swelling I am experiencing? I have a call into my personal physician, but I would like a second opinion as well. Thank you.
I checked the adverse effects of Mirapex and find no mention of swelling. In addition to Mirapex, I am taking Sinemet, Artane, Norvasc. Could the combination of these drugs cause the severe swelling I am experiencing? I have a call into my personal physician, but I would like a second opinion as well. : : Thank you. : : Jean : ========================================================================= : The medication insert does list generalized edema as being reported.
On Sunday (14th) I noticed severe swelling in my ankles and feet. I checked the adverse effects of Mirapex and find no mention of swelling. In addition to Mirapex, I am taking Sinemet, Artane, Norvasc. Could the combination of these drugs cause the severe swelling I am experiencing? I have a call into my personal physician, but I would like a second opinion as well. Thank you. Jean The medication insert does list generalized edema as being reported.
I checked the adverse effects of Mirapex and find no mention of swelling. In addition to Mirapex, I am taking Sinemet, Artane, Norvasc. Could the combination of these drugs cause the severe swelling I am experiencing? I have a call into my personal physician, but I would like a second opinion as well. Thank you. Jean The medication insert does list generalized edema as being reported.
Since it was Jan of 08 when you posted your statement, you have probably gotten answers by now. I also take Sinemet with the Mirapex. Are you still on Mirapex and are you better?
I am 50 years old, diagnosed with parkinsons 5 yrs ago, take sinemet, comtan, mirapex, lodosyn, sinemet er, nortriptlyline, sleeping pill, multi vit, calcium, over the past few months, I have developed these random skin rash and infections. they start out as litttle red dots with white centers and then grow into about quarter size painful areas. Right now I am on clindamycin and docyclicline because the doctor wasn't sure if it was MRSA or another random rash.
I have RLS and PLMD. Spent a few years on Sinemet. Several more on Mirapex, now transitioning to Requip. None of these are without potential side effects. My current sleep doctor feels that Sinemet, a dopamine replacement, should be reserved for use after dopamine agonists such as Requip and Mirapex are no longer useful.
I had to back off my dosage and start over at a lower dose. Was on Sinemet then, now on Mirapex. Doc prescribed Requip but I wanted to wait due to side effects and the adjustment phase. You might want to check askapatient.com to see if other Requip users have similar issues. Best wishes.
I am a nurse and we treat a lot of Parkinson's patients ( I mostly work with geriatrics). Sinemet is the most popular medication. Mirapex and requip are used a lot as well sometimes one of them in conjunction to the sinemet. They are both dopamine receptor agonists. Some people experience less side effects with the requip or mirapex verses the sinemet.
OK, somebody out there must have restless leg syndrome, and not only HAVE it, but have found something other than Requip and Mirapex to help it. One glass of white wine sometimes helps, and faster than the drugs, but the effect wears off too soon. I've had this since my teens and I'm now in my sixties, and it's driving me round the bend! You know - legs, and sometimes even arms, feel as if there are colonies of ants on the inside, go into spasms, ache, burn, prevent sleep or sitting still.
I have parkinsons and have just developed tongue and mouth tremors. I am on paxcil, sinemet, and mirapex. the tremors seeem to be affecting the alignment lof my teeth.
Sinemet is used for Parkinson's and in that case is neccessary. But if a person has tardive it will eventually worsen it (that's known clinically). That doesn't mean what the original poster is describing falls in that category. It could be just be akathesia or something temporary that will go into remmission.
Also tried Prednisone, Methylprednisolone, Sinemet, Requip.... And I've tried every NSAID in existence and I now have ulcers and need meds for that. What a case. Any advice is much appreciated!
He is on Cymbalta,Welbutrin, Nortripyline, plus Aldactone ,Lasix 80 mgm Bid,Sinemet,Mirapex and Comstan plus Pramipexole.. and Slow K. This sounds like a lot of meds. Is there a research clinic in Canada?
How to select a primary care physician and neuroligist. At this time I have been on requip for at least 2 years. It no longer works effectively(augmentation). Prior to that mirapex was my first medicine. It lost it's effectiveness.
I have had RLS for many years, I was on a drug mirapex for 3 years and it worked how ever I develop an gambling problem , mirapex can do to you so I stop and now no gambling . This is great except the new drug sinemet does not work as well as the mirapex. I take 2 pill one hour before I go to bed which is around 10 and wake up after 4 or 5 hours later, which around 3 am I am wide awake.
Sinemet, Mirapex, Requip and Neurontin. All helped for a while but needed increasing doses and the side effects and augmentation became intolerable. I now use a TENS Unit before bedtime, and it has done as well for me as the meds after their initial usefulness waned. I was on so many meds that made me nauseous I wasn't sure which caused what. But I puked a lot for a while. Somehow I guess I became more tolerant because it did nearly stop. Maybe your body will adjust too.
I used to take a Parkinson's med, Sinemet, for Restless Legs Syndrome and Periodic Limb Movement Disorder. One side effect was feeling as if I was losing my balance. For example, when I passed by a stairwell I felt like I was falling down the stairs. Any small height difference would bring it on, as would going around corners. I would misjudge my distance and walk into walls with my arm and shoulder.
I too have been on both of these meds and have had similar issues. Have you been on Sinemet yet? Requip and Mirapex are dopamine agonists, but Sinemet is a dopamine replacement and is best reserved for when the agonists no longer work. SinemetCR worked for me for a few years before the side effects outweighed the decreasing benefits. It's more complicated to optimize it's effectiveness, as one is best served to consider the timing, volume and content of their meals.
My medications include Sinemet, Mirapex, Azilect and Synthroid. I also took Provigil about a year. A stress test is next, however if angiography is the better indicator, shouldn't I push to skip the time and expense of the stress test and go straight to the angiogram? Why isn't angiography the first step typically, since the stress test does not have as acurate results?
Thanks all for your comments. I am on Mirapex for restless leg and periodic limb movement disorder. I actually woke up yesterday for the first time that I can even remember feeling rested. AND I didn't kick my hubby out of bed. So it must be working for that, which I am very thankful. My concern comes from the research I did on the possible relation to PLMD and Parkinson's and the other symptoms that I have been suffering for over a year now. The tingling, twitching, jerking, stiffness.
We typically use a combination of levodopa (Sinemet) and dopamine agonists (the newest are Mirapex and Requip; Permax remains quite useful) and try to balance the mix in favor of the long-acting agonists. There is some suggestion now that amantadine may be helpful. I think the only way she can be helped is to visit a movement disorders specialist in person. These are complicated situations, and each patient is managed differently.
This was surprise to me, because it has never been a problem in my family. He started tearting me with Sinemet and Mirapex. Neither on ehad any effect. I was walking 4 miles a day before I started taking the meds and with in 4 weeks I needed a cane. 6 weeks later I'm in a wheelchair. He sent me to Kuakini Hospital in Honolulu. I went to the Parkinsons Disease Interdisciplinary Clinic and saw the chief of the clinic, a Doctor Yee. It took them less than an hour to tell me what I have.
others have told me my gait sometimes looks wobbly (I appear to be rotating my left leg inward and stiffening it). I've developed urinary urgency and frequency. Memory is impaired. I'm a Ph.D. psychologist who often can't remember her street address anymore and despite having given hundreds of MSE's myself, have consistently made errors on serial 7's on my last several neuro exams.
He said it was not ET....and that he wanted to try sinemet cr 50/200 twice a day to see if it helped. IMMEDIATELY it did. The tremors subsided and the stiffness was gone...within a few days. HE called it Parkinsonism. (I was young but not impossible...I had the symptoms. cramps persisted and tremors occasionally so he increased the sinemet to three times a day. (I tried muscle relaxer flexeril but it did not work at all...
Also tried Prednisone, Methylprednisolone, Sinemet, Requip.... And I've tried every NSAID in existence and I now have ulcers and need meds for that. What a case. Any advice is much appreciated!
motor function in patients with advanced parkinsonism by using dopamine agonists such as Requip and Mirapex, and the new Sinemet extender (COMT inhibitor) Tasmar. However, these all have cognitive side effects, and if your dad is taking Aricept I would bet he already has some cognitive impairment, putting him at risk for hallucinations, etc. Nevertheless, it is possible that making various changes to his medications could help.
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