things like Cogentin are out of the question because I already have horrible dry mouth so has anybody have experience with dopamine agonists like Pramipexole or other Parkinson's type medications that may control this?
Hi - I experience the periodic leg jerk every 20 second - before I fall asleep - usually its severity can prevent sleep onset. After experiencing this problem for over 30 years - I finally sort help. I was prescribed 0.25mg pramipexole. I take the Sifrol brand which states that the 0.25 pramipexole dihrorochloride monohydrate salt is EQUIVALENT to 0.188 mg pramipexole.
I mention that as there seems to be some confusion in different countries in how the label the drug.
For the last 7 nights I went to bed & within 15 minutes my leg would start up with the rhythmic jerk - so I'd take half a tablet (0.125mg) and then go back to bed & would then have no problem and could fall asleep. I also sleep through the whole night & wake feeling much refreshed. A new feeling for me.
I'm a little weary about this drug though. Many people with PLMD gradually require an increased dose to get the same effect. Also some people may also experience "augmentation" where the drug causes the symptoms to worsen in severity and increase with frequency. Another problem that can happen is that Restless Leg Syndrome may also develop.
I don't experience any body jerks just localized tardive dyskinesia in my neck and jaw and lips currently and not being treated for bipolar. However now all my effort is being treated for tardive dyskinesia from the drug Latuda I was only on for one and a half years. I have uncontrollable muscle movements that makes me sweat profusely it's embarrassing painful the only thing that helps is sleep Klonopin does not help the botox just relax the muscles but I still perch my lips and pull my jaw back it's very painful to eat and hold my head up for long periods of time
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