Mirapex dopamine

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Avatar n tn I would like to hear from people who have had problems with Mirapex. Do symptoms diminish?
Avatar n tn Anyone tried mirapex for depression? I intend to give it a try. I've had trials on so many things. Parnate has helped in the past but it loses its effectiveness after 3 months. I suspect it is shifting my circadian rythym.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn hi, well ,literature doesn't show migraine being precipitated by dopamine agonist mirapex. Although studies with mirapex have shown headache as side effect but similar incidence was seen with placebo too!.Please visit website http://www.rxlist.com/cgi/generic/prampex.htm for more information.
Avatar n tn 125 mg 3x per day) and working up at weekly intervals to a higher target dose. Certainly, Mirapex is a D2 type dopamine receptor agonist, with particular affinity for the D3 subtype. Confused yet? I don't usually go into pharmacologic detail when telling patients about Mirapex (or Requip or Permax or Sinemet or what have you) because it isn't practical. I hope this helps. CCF MD mdf.
574118 tn?1305138884 I do know that taking an antidepressant without a mood stabilizer can cause mania, also I take Mirapex (a dopamine drug) to help treat my fibro and I'm under "special watch" because the dopamine meds can cause mania even in people that aren't bipolar. My husband was taking Mirapex as well for his fibro and he had to stop because it made him feel manic, and he's not bipolar. So I can't speak for the seratonin, but the dopamine can definitely make someone manic.
723341 tn?1232341853 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.
1666903 tn?1383335756 To my PCP, this indicates a problem with the manner in which my body handles the neurotransmitter, Dopamine. We've tested, very simply, this hypothesis. It holds.
Avatar n tn After that week and a half I was taken off of the pain meds. My question is can I increase my dopamine level without oppioids? I haven't been diagnosed with RLS but believe I've had it for many years and have read that it will increase dopamine. Is this a solution or is there something I can take naturally without any chance of addiction. My wife begs for a solution, she feels like she was jipped into finding the Jim of years past.
723341 tn?1232341853 Seroquel is a dopamine antagonist, so it can work against a dopamine agonist like Mirapex. I remember having at least one instance of PLMD in the night last night. Within about 1.5 hours after taking the Seroquel, it was all I could do to keep my eyes open, it really knocked me out, even at 25mg.
723341 tn?1232341853 25mg Risperidone, but have decided to take it in the morning instead of the evening since it is a dopamine antagonist, and thus working against the Mirapex that I take at night. I'm also taking an additional 5mg lithium orotate in the evening, so I'm taking 5mg in AM and 5mg in PM.
Avatar m tn I have early stage Parkinsons. Has anyone tolerated one dopamine agonist better than another? Do you prefer Requip or Mirapex?
1200450 tn?1317500467 That would be like xanax. It's a dopamine antagonist. It's said that people with PLMD lack dopamine like people with parkinsons. Thank you paderla Anitha for responding. Unfortunately my doctor didn't take me seriously. She refused me a sleeping pill and said I needed to stay on the mirapex and take benadryl. Which I already do. I'm not sure what to do at this point. She also said my heart rate is too high and I have to see a cardiologist before she will treat me any further.
Avatar f tn I am being evaluated for DBS, and the neurologist is currently trying me on Amantadine, and then taking away Mirapex, and I also take Stalevo. My question is this, I have lately been experiencing muscle cramps on the decreased Mirapex,which make me have to stop whatever I am doing and sit down because the affected limb feels too weak to support me.
462570 tn?1273636577 He uses Mirapex to block or work with the Dopamine transmitters. His name is Dr. Wood out of Renton Washington. You might look for the publication on pubnet. It might answer your question fully.
487070 tn?1313669552 Secondly, I have been put on Pramoxile (sp?) Mirapex for it. Started at 1/8 mg and increased over time to now 1 mg. I hate the side effects but it seems to be working for the most part. I understand it is mainly used for Parkinson's diasease and sometimes RLS. Does anyone take this for their RLS? If so how much? Supossedly it helps increase Dopmine levels which PLMD and Parkinson disorders have in common.I'm not sure if RLS is caused by low Dopamine or not. I feel like YUCK.
Avatar f tn 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.
1390101 tn?1281004159 Thanks for the info I have not tried requip, I do know it is similiar to mirapex, it increases the dopamine in the brain and when you have to much dopamine it can cause addictive behaviors. Since off mirapex I have no thoughts of gambling and have not gamble in a while. If you google mirapex or requip possible side effects, addictive behavior or OCD. I appreciate all the feedback from both of you.
1569985 tn?1328251082 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.
Avatar f tn But waht i wanted to comment was something i read here from a poster about some meds for RLS... mirapex and requip... it seems they increase the dopamine levels with some side effects not to get overlooked by someone with addiction issues... The poster shared her experience with mirapex of getting addicted to gambling. It can happen. She even left a link of a documental made in Canada about this terrible effect of mirapex.
Avatar n tn schizophrenia is caused by tooo much dopamine production drugs that replace dopamine can help/requip being one of those....also lots of supps out there that replace dopamine/or encourage production of dopamine...exercise is one of the main endorphin producers we can do without taking any supps...
910476 tn?1245885149 parkinsons is caused from a lack of dopamine...and rls from wds is caused by a lack of dopamine as it takes a bit for ur brain to start producing dopamine in sufficient amts after stopping the pills...parkinson patients twitch and i feel for them...so it makes sense that a dopamine enhancer used for parkinsons would help rls...but sometimes it is better to start with some less extreme methods with the rls..some people have rls and do not have parkinson nor an addiction..my mom does...
Avatar n tn requip and mirapex work on the levels of dopamine.... If you find yourself while taking it having some OCB or developing a gambling/shopping behaviour, you'd better stop taking it.
Avatar f tn ask your Dr about the combo of Mirapex .25m and Gabapentin 200m per nite. works pretty well for me but sems nothing is a permanent fix. been thru dopamine treatment, clonapin, requip, all either worked for a while but w/ side effects, or didn't work at all.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn That's complex as the standard Carbodopa/Levodopa (which is what Stelevo is) combination of medications that is used for Parkinson's will cause tardive dyskinesia eventually. All of those medications in raising dopamine can cause psychosis as well.
585414 tn?1288944902 I have been prescribed all the standard anti-Parkinson's medications (Requip, Aricept, Bachlopen, Mirapex) and they caused psychosis and extreme sedation and made some aspects of the movement disorders worse. I was just titrated off Clonidine as it was causing depression and personality changes and have been trying rhodiola a natural remedy that is in fda study but is not useful throughout the day and the spasms can become very bad as well as 3 muscle relexants also of limited use.
Avatar f tn Also since fibro is in the CNS, studies have shown that dopamine deficiency is also the reason behind some symptoms. So meds that work to increase dopamine levels have been helpful as well- meds like the muscle relaxer, Baclofen, the antidepressant Wellbutrin, and the Parkinson drug Mirapex, which is also good for Restless Legs Syndrome which is a fibro symptom.
279948 tn?1241273676 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?. The last five years before I retired was before Mirapex and it was literally HELL.
Avatar f tn Thanks for your comment on Mirapex. Unfortunately for me, it is another drug that increases the dopamine and is also used for Parkinson's disease. It seems that all the drugs in that family of medications, I cannot take. Keep us informed.