I'm taking it now and experiencing a lot of side effects. I want off of it NOW, but apparently, I need to go slowly.
Hello, I m sorry you are going through hell, dont get desperate that will only make things worse for you and everyone around you. I know from personal experience.
My mother suffers form MS and Fibromylagia for the last confdition she takes Lyrica-pregabalin
First of all like all meds you can not stop from one day to the next, your organism might have serious reaction. You want to go off them you call your DOCTOR and under his/hers supervision you start to lower your doses.
Initialy Mirapex (pramipexole dihydrochloride) is used to treat Parkinson's disease and restless legs syndrome (RLS). It belongs to a group of medications known as dopamine agonists.
Why Use Mirapex for Fibromyalgia?
Using Mirapex for fibromyalgia symptoms because fibromyalgia also appears to be related to sensory processing. Though the cause of fibromyalgia is still debated, many believe that the illness is caused by a problem with the central nervous system. Disturbances in brain chemicals may be affecting the way in which pain and movement signals are sent and perceived by the body. Because Mirapex works on this premise, researchers believe that it may also be able to benefit fibromyalgia sufferers.
Side effects Mirapex
Low blood pressure when suddenly standing or sitting up
Involuntary body movements, such as tics
More serious side effect Mirapex
Falling asleep during the day, sometimes without warning
Feelings of internal restless or jitteriness
Strong, uncontrollable muscle contractions
Any abnormal muscle movements
Severe dizziness or fainting
Any vision changes
Difficult or painful breathing
Problems with impulse control, such as gambling, hypersexuality, or binge eating
Signs of an allergic reaction, such as An unexplained rash
Swelling of the mouth or throat
OTHER TREATMENTS FOR YOUR CONDITION
Analgesics. Acetaminophen (Tylenol, others) may ease the pain and stiffness caused by fibromyalgia. However, its effectiveness varies. Tramadol (Ultram) is a prescription pain reliever that may be taken with or without acetaminophen. Your doctor may recommend nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) — such as aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others) or naproxen sodium (Aleve, others) — in conjunction with other medications. NSAIDs haven't proved to be as effective in managing the pain in fibromyalgia when taken by themselves.
Antidepressants. Your doctor may prescribe amitriptyline to help promote sleep. Fluoxetine (Prozac) in combination with amitriptyline is effective in some people. Duloxetine (Cymbalta) may help ease the pain and fatigue associated with fibromyalgia. And milnacipran (Savella) was recently approved by the FDA for the treatment of fibromyalgia symptoms.
Anti-seizure drugs. Medications designed to treat epilepsy are often useful in reducing certain types of pain. Gabapentin (Neurontin) is sometimes helpful in reducing fibromyalgia symptoms, while pregabalin (Lyrica) is the first drug approved by the FDA to treat fibromyalgia.
Physical therapy. Specific exercises can help restore muscle balance and may reduce pain. Stretching techniques and the application of hot or cold also may help.
Counseling. Cognitive behavioral therapy seeks to strengthen your belief in your abilities and teaches you methods for dealing with stressful situations. Therapy is provided through individual counseling, classes, and with tapes, CDs or DVDs, and may help you manage your fibromyalgia.
I hope this info helps you... AND CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR ASAP..OK
Keep me posted
I have not taken this drug personally (one of the few LOL) but I had a friend with Parkinsons and he was taking it. He had to get off because of the side effects as well. It took him several months to get off. Please do not just stop as this drug works way down deep in the brain.
I am curious as to why the doc used this drug? Was it the first choice? Have you tried the more standard treatments. I know a lot of people have had EXCELLENT results with Lyrica. Also you are more than likey depressed as most of the chronic pain people I know (myself included) get that way at times. One of the best meds I have found is Cymbalta. It also works on reducing the overall pain level. Exactly how it does that is over my pay grade but it worked for me.
Good luck and if you want to chat Pvt feel free to hit me up.
- Mirapex Information for Consumers
- Mirapex Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Mirapex (detailed)
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