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Re: Mirapex PuraVida

Posted by Magpie on April 8, 2003, at 2:48:59

In reply to Re: Mirapex Magpie, posted by PuraVida on April 8, 2003, at 2:32:49

> Thanks Maggie -
> I was asking because I have grown quite close to my neighbor, who has Parkinson's, and some Mirapex. I know its a dopamine thing, and so is this apathy/inattentive ADD. I tried a .125 mg one day around noon - I was so depressed, and it seemed to boost me - but for her it puts her to sleep. Probably psychosomatic, though. But that night I took .375 and could NOT sleep! But my brain was positive - creative -hopefull! I actually exercised the next morning - like my old self! I have been rather afraid to take anymore, I don't want some doctor to refuse me for being self-medicating - which could be a good thing now days, since some doctors know less than we do - but I digress. So I'm kind of existing - and I'm trying to get an appt w/ a good adult ADD Dr. in San Diego. I am very hopefull - I have known on a certain level, I think, that depression is NOT what it so all about. I do have depression - maybe because of the ADD, maybe in addition to, but I'm NOT bipolar and, the main reason I'm depressed is because I KNOW that I'm smart enough to handle things, but somehow, I can't/don't - make sense?
> PV

Hey PV,

Wow, that is great, how you responded to it. It does make me sleepy as well, though. I do take it in the morning none-the-less, in order to space it far out from the Risperdal which I take at night, as to prevent the swallowing problems. (I really want to get off of that Risperdal and maybe try Abilify.) I wish I could tolerate a higher dose and maybe then I would get the great results you got at the higher doses. Maybe when you try a different doctor don't mention that you self-medicated but say you know a friend who takes it with good results or you researched it and want to try it or something along those lines. I would be afraid, myself, to admit to self-medicating, these doctors are so paranoid nowadays. I only know about ADD/ADHD in children, I'm really not familiar with how it manifests in adults, I assume it is different? I guess maybe I should look into that angle myself, although I don't really feel I have attention problems. And I am definitely depressed, but no bipolar either (sometimes I wish I could have some mania, well not really...) Well anyway, I wish you good luck and that you do find the solution to your problems, whatever they may be.





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