MIRAPEX: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Restless Legs Syndrome “Absolutely AVOID this medication. I lost my job as a correctional officer, committed a 1st degree felony, used drugs, lied to my spouse, all for gambling. This medication was prescribed to treat my horrible case of restless legs..and it altered all my rational decision making, made me feel like doing things I KNOW BETTER NOT TO (changed Impulse control/compulsive behaviors). I have a severe gambling problem. Do NOT take this. ….”

Darlinpowell514 February 1, 2018

For Restless Legs Syndrome “I am 77 years old. My father suffered (I am sure) with RLS undiagnosed and was prescribed sedatives. Mine began in my late forties and for years I just didn’t sleep more than two or three hours a night until I happened to tell a friend who also suffered from RLS. She was taking Mirapex and gave me three of hers. I took one the first night and it was a miracle. I began taking .025 dosage. Eventually, I was upped to .050, then .075, the dosage I’m on now. It works, for sure, and I can’t imagine life without it, but my eating is out of control. It’s a compulsion for me. If I fast, I’m okay, but as soon as I eat, I can’t stop. During the day, I find myself snacking when I know I’m not really hungry, and at night I eat a full plate of food and could easily eat another. Later I can’t believe what I ate, how much I ate, or the fact that I never felt full or at least embarrassed that I ate more than anyone else. Does anyone else have this problem?”

PatJab40 January 31, 2018

For Restless Legs Syndrome “I have had RLS for years. I dealt with it for a long while until it started doing it during the day and started creeping into my arms. Got put on Mirapex to attempt to control it. It was the most awful thing I’ve ever taken. Lost huge chunks of memory, couldn’t keep up with conversations, hallucinations, and major insomnia. I couldn’t sleep before but to be given a “wonder drug” and have it exacerbate the situation was beyond bearable. No thanks.”

BearsKitten (taken for less than 1 month) October 6, 2017

For Restless Legs Syndrome “I only suffer from RLS at night. I took carpidopa levodopa for about 1 year and then it was no longer enough. My Dr told me to try Requip. I took one pill and had the worst headache ever even the next morning and my jaw and teeth hurt horribly. I read reviews on Mirapex and ask my Dr if I could try it. I’ve been on it for 3 months with no side effects and can rest all night with zero movement. Before, my husband said I would run all night in bed. Mirapex is a wonderful drug for RLS. I’m so thankful I discovered it!”

Sandy Morris (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 30, 2017

For Restless Legs Syndrome “I have had restless leg syndrome for over twenty years. I have taken a lot of different medications to try to stop the horrible feeling that having RLS gives you.My father had it and so does my brother. I not only have it in my legs but it can also affect my arms. Its a real good time when it hits me in all my limbs at the same time. One day my brother told me about Mirapex. I got the medication from my doctor after having RLS every night for a week. I don’t know what I would do without it. It worked from the first time I took it. All I can say is….who ever invented Mirapex, THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH.”

snowdiva (taken for 5 to 10 years) August 6, 2017

For Restless Legs Syndrome “I was on mirapex for RLS for about 11 years. At first it RLScgot much worse. I had uncontrolled arm and leg movement when relaxed or sleeping. I did not get sleep. Finally went to a neurologist. He started me on 300mg of Gabapentin and worked up to 1200mg at night and 300mg at morning and afternoon. Then I started to reduce mirapex. I went through severe withdrawal for 5 days and moderate for another 5 days. I now can sleep and the uncontrolled movement is minimal. My neurologist said that mirapex was the cause of my worsening condition”

robert1200c June 29, 2017

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