Any side effects? My med is not working, (carbidopa/levadopa).I need a change, but my Insurance only covers about 4 generics. Need help, have severe RLS day and night
I have had restless leg for many years... before they were talking about it openly on TV. I thought I was going crazy. Anyway, I was taking cold showers in middle of night to "wake" my whole body, then I slept ok. I'm not sure what that is your asking about, but, my mother-in-law recently had my try mirapex 1mg, that she was told to take for it and I am amazed!! If I have an episode, I take that and Im out and not groggy in the am. Its great and going to ask my dr for it.
Hi Pat621! Nice to meet you!
Dave, my hubby, has severe RLS (Restless Legs Syndrome). He's used several drugs in the past such as Mirapex & Carbidopa/Levadopa but they always had to be switched after being maxxed out & not working well enough any longer.
In June, his dosage was increased again. He now takes 300 mg Lyrica & either 2 or 3 Pramipexole tablets 0.25 mg at bedtime every day. Presently, this dosage is beneficial & is working well for Dave. He doesn't seem to be experiencing any side effects. I'm hoping that he'll be able to use this combo for a long time.
I might be able to help you further, Pat, if you can tell me the other drugs' names.
Dave's used so many different meds over the years, that I'm unable to easily recall their names.
I'm so sorry about your condition! Even though I personally don't suffer from RLS, I've seen firsthand how it can affect 3 different people. It also can bother people sitting beside or sleeping beside you.
Pat, Dave used to take extra showers too, sometimes in the middle of the night for much needed relief. I'm so glad now that he's able to sleep through most nights due to the fact that he'd swallowed some tiny, little pills. Amazing!
All the best to your health Pat! Good luck!
from Wendy :) "LiverLIps"
P.S. Try not to drink caffeine or alcohol in the evening before bedtime.
- Carbidopa Information for Consumers
- Carbidopa Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Carbidopa (detailed)
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