| | 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.