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Old 03-06-2003, 07:47 PM   #1
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Post alternative to mirapex

After 2 years on Mirapex, I found it was no longer working for me. I took a 2 week drug holiday, and when I came back to it, it did work somewhat better. Incidentally, increasing dosage (from .25 to .5 mg) did not seem to have any effect--seems it either works or it doesn't, no matter what the dose. So I went back to the specialist, and he has put me on Neurontin. After a week and a half, so far so good. Unlike Mirapex, neurontin helps me sleep instead of hindering sleep. It doesn't completely work on the bad nights, but the good thing is that then I can still take Mirapex, too-- and not taking Mirapex every night is helping it to work better. The two together, so far, have done the trick.
I've been around this syndrome long enough to be a bit jaded. I know that nothing works all the time or forever. But this treatment is giving me some good, restful nights.

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Old 03-29-2003, 06:34 PM   #2
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My doc just took me off Klonopin and put me on Mirapex, about a week ago. This seems to be working for now. The shakes I had are gone now that I stopped taking sinemet.

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