Mirapex for plmd

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Have any of you ever had issues falling asleep while on the mirapex? I find that once I do get to sleep it helps me stay asleep better. But for some reason the mirapex gives me anxiety and makes it harder for me to get to sleep. I spend up to 2 hours just trying to fall asleep. I even tried adding over the counter sleeping pills with it but still find it difficult to get to sleep.
Thak you for the opportunity to ask a question. Is it possible to control RLS/PLMD enough to have surgery? It is possible I may need carotid surgery and I have RLS/PLMD that is somewhat controlled by Mirapex with an occasional need for Xanax as well (I try not to use that unless absolutely necessary) But, I still have some movements. The idea of suddenly jerking during surgery is a very worrisome one. In the past I have "jerked" even under heavy sedation while intubated.
If sleep is an issue, a thorough evaluation may unlock some secrets about the nocturnal problems that can be corrected. I'm so glad the Mirapex is working for you! be sure to go to their website - mirapex.com and apply for the discount they offer on this drug if you are eligible.
I'm back to taking Risperidone at night for a few weeks now, and it seems to be going okay, but I also upped my dosage of Mirapex to .25mg because I was having PLMD again. It seems that these two medications may work against one another to some degree since one is a dopamine agonist and the other is a dopamine antagonist. Regardless, I'm doing quite well and better overall. However, I still need to talk with Jan to get her thoughts on the interaction between the two.
I took an extra 5mg lithium in preparation for new lithium prescription. Woke up with very bad PLM (periodic limb movement) body jerking and took an extra Mirapex to counteract. Still had a horrible nights sleep, even though I slept long.
Hello and hope you are doing well. If a diagnosis of PLMD has been made, then medications may be needed to control her symptoms. Also anxiety or stress is known to aggravate symptoms and promote lack of sleep. Have an open discussion with your child and help her with any issues that might be troubling her.
I was just daignosed with PLMD today and given a script for Mirapex. I understand it is used to help with parkinson's disease. My symptoms are twitching with pain from periodic limb movement disorder.Some kind of muscle membrane disorder. I have not been dx with Parksinson's. I am trying to find out the side effects of Miraplex as I am starting off at 1/8 mg. I understand it can make you very drowsy, nasuseas, and dizzy from low blood pressure.
It's been almost two months since I've started on Mirapex for my sleep disorders. I've been dx with RLS, PLMD and apnea. I had to up my dosage about two weeks into it because it stopped working, but I'm amazed. When is the last time that you felt like a three year old high on sugar???? That's what it feels like to me to get sleep!!!!! It's amazing! I've also noticed that the twitching, jerking and tingling have almost completely stopped.
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.
Sleep deprivation causes a generalized nervous system excitability which can manifest in various muscle twitches and spasms. Mirapex (which is also used for Parkinson's) acts in your central nervous system to control your nervous system problems. Did you ever treat your sleep apnea? And if so, how was it treated?
After an MRI they discovered a 6mm pineal cyst. 18 months ago I was diagnosed with PLMD and put on Mirapex. in July of this year I developed myoclonus, primarily head twitching before falling alseep but in 9/07 twitching began occurring during the day. I am off the Mirapex. there was no fluid around the cyst. Do you think this all might be related? What is done for the cyst? How often should it be monitored?
I have RLS/PLMD. Took Mirapex for several years, now on Requip. The meds have not cured me, but they do give me significant periods of time where I can get decent sleep and feel more rested. I also have sleep apnea, but the sleep studies didn't pick it up for several years because my legs moved so often I rarely slept enough for it to show up. The meds do have side effects in some, so do your homework. I think the sleep study is a good idea.
I had RLS for years but didn't seek treatment for it....and I don't get it now. Best wishes. I know how miserable you can get with this. Have you had a look at some thyroid sites with loads of info and files...such as stopthethyroidmadness.com?? There are others thyroid.org and about.com all have information which may help. ...
Hello, I'm 50 years old, I've had balance issues since I was in my early 40s, some decreased mental capacity. I've had a twitching left index finger for a few years now, recenty notice 4 out of the 5 fingers on my left hand have tremors now and the index finger on my right hand seems to have started to tremor too. I don't notice it unless I'm still, it's worse after I work with my hands, am stressed / upset.
However, when thinking of the future, I will have to admit I am more frightened of RLS which I have had since I was seven. I am taking Mirapex for relief of this torturous malady, but now I am afraid of the drug. I take .25mg four times a day. I have had episodes of going to sleep and dropping whatever it is I have in my hands. As of today, I am trying to cut down and take half a dose in the morning and at noon. The drug has made my life bearable.
All the changes I've made and things I've tried have much improved my ability to get to sleep and stay asleep (PLMD treated with Mirapex and CPAP now at night, no caffine, lots of exercise), but I am still not waking up feeling anything close to rested and spend much of my day fighting off the need to take a nap. (Narcalepsy hasn't been tested for.) Since making all these changes, the only day I got any real relief from daytime sleepiness was the day before my period started.
About my meds for RLS and PLMD... sometimes Parkinson's meds are used to treat limb movement disorders. Over the course of almost 10 years I have been on Sinemet, Mirapex, and now Requip. Without a sleep study to confirm PLMD, you would likely not be put on these meds. Please be careful about getting off prescribed meds, and include your doctor in such a decision.
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. SinemetCR is absorbed in the small intestine, and eating a lot before taking the med delays it's time in reaching the small intestine.
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.
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.
New medication for my crohn's and this medication for RLS. My brother has parkinsons disease as well as RLS, my mom's side of the family has RLS. I need help. not too sure who to turn too. my doctor has not recommened a neurologist. And I certainly don't know nuthin 'bout money trees either.. And so the weekend is here and no doctor in sight. And all through the night, I suffer in my plight. I feel so sorry for those who suffer with Restless Leg Syndrome.... It is truly devastating at times.
I WISH THERE WAS A CURE FOR CFS AND FIBRO AND EVERYTHING ELSE FOR THAT MATTER. I REALLY DONT KNOW HOW MUCH MORE OF THIS DAMN PAIN I CAN TAKE. I CANT SLEEP ... I CANT GO OUT AND ENJOY MYSELF ... I CANT CLEAN MY HOUSE... I CANT HARDLY WALK... I CANT DO ANYTHING IT SEEMS LIKE ANYMORE. SO .. SO.. SICK OF IT!!!!!!!!!!!! I DONT KNOW WHAT TO EVEN THINK ANYMORE. SOMETIMES I WISH I WOULD JUST PASS AWAY IN MY SLEEP AND BE WITH GOD AND WOULDNT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT ANYTHING ANYMORE AND BE PAIN FREE.
and he prescribed me with mirapex which he said should take care of these movements. From my understanding, PLMD only happens when you are asleep and not during the wake-sleep transition. This has been torture as it takes me HOURS to fall asleep at night and when I do, I wake up frequently and have to deal with the jerks again and again. To the best of my knowledge, these jerks do not happen when I am fast asleep. Could this really be PLMD or something else?
I have been treated at CCF for hypnic jerks for about 4 years now. After about 8 years with this condition I have done extensive research and can never seem to find out the cause. Any new discoveries about this and why? Thank you.
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