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I would give it some time. It took a long time for mirapex to make my sleep 100% (three or four months). Remember, RLS has probably caused you to be sleep deprived for a long time, so it can't be corrected overnight (no pun intended!).

If you wait a long time, and you're still not satisfied, consider switching to a different medicine that's still within the same medicinal family as Mirapex. I believe Sinemet (spelling!) is in the same family as Mirapex. Maybe it could work even better for you??

That's all the advice I can give you. Mirapex worked wonders for my sleep, but I had an allergic reaction and side effects, so I had to stop taking it. I switched to Sinemet, but I was allergic to that as well. I was told that most people have no side effects with Mirapex and Sinemet, though, so I'm just strange. I'm sure you won't have any trouble with either. Now, I'm on to clonazepam, so I hope I'll get it figured out soon!

Hope it works out for you! Good luck! :)

P.S. I don't know about a sleep medicine with the Mirapex. You may not need it once the Mirapex swings into full gear. If you do, though, a mild dose of amitriptyline or lorazepam might help. Sometimes, though, those medicines can cause more problems, so I'd try the Mirapex alone for a long time first. Anyway, it's something to mention to your doctor! ;)

[This message has been edited by Anonymity (edited 01-28-2003).]