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Posted by Willow on August 2, 2001, at 5:38:05

In reply to Re: Medlib Re: Mirapex , posted by medlib on August 2, 2001, at 2:31:24

> You're taking Mirapex now? Were the symptoms you mentioned start-up effects from Mirapex or the reason you're trying it? I'd be interested in your experience with it.

I've only taken three dosages, three nights, so far. The dosage is low. The doctor who prescribed it mentioned that if you take too high a dose at first that your stomach will expel it. I'll post the dosage when I wakeup; little one came down to check if I was sleeping.

I'm taking it for the movements during my sleep and twitches during the day. I think it is helping with the muscle tightness.

Dopamine agonist, what does this mean? That it stops a person from using dopamine? Do you know how dopamine is assumed to play a role in schizophrenia? My father has schizophrenia and we believe it was brought on by "street" drugs in his mid-30's. This illness is common in our family, so I was concerned if mirapex would have any relation to the chemistry of schizophrenia.

Interesting that you mentioned it's potential to help anhedonia. I've suffered with severe fatigue and lack of stamina. Psychologist on occassion has said that I have had anhedonia, but it isn't chronic, though the fatigue is. Yesterday I did not have the strong urge to sleep, though it probably is too early to tell how it will affect me. The muscle tightness I usually have is pleasantly gone two mornings in a row now.

The doctor who prescribed it did tell me to contact him if I have any problems. It is used at higher dosages for Parkinsons. I'm not sure but I do think this illness affects the brain too.





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