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Re: ames san vie mirapex ross co

Posted by Ame Sans Vie on August 21, 2003, at 11:10:43

In reply to ames san vie mirapex, posted by ross co on August 21, 2003, at 4:38:28

Hmm... if you're at 0.25mg tid right now, might I suggest you make a pit stop at 0.375mg tid before going so far as to double your dose? If you're experiencing nausea now, doubling your dose will likely make the nausea twice as bad (not to mention bring the sleepiness back and increase risk of a psychotic reaction). I'd suggest waiting at least a week, then moving up to 0.375mg tid (they make 0.125mg pills, so there's no pill-cutting involved). But as far as what you can expect from raising the dose? Well, if it's already working for you somewhat, then you can pretty much expect it to continue to have those effects (and probably some additional ones, like increased libido) -- just stronger at higher doses. I definitely recommend trying to *eventually* reach 1.5mg tid (but DON'T rush yourself!), as studies show that the higher the dose, the better the response.

One thing I can suggest for the nausea though is to make an herbal tea that I created through trial and error. I promise you this works because I (as well as the rest of my family) use it for medication- and non-medication-induced nausea all the time. Here's the recipe:
4 tsp chamomile
4 tsp spearmint
2 tsp basil
4" fresh galangal root, finely sliced, or 2 tsp dried galangal, powdered (you can get this at Asian groceries; if you can't find it or don't feel like going out to look for it, 2 tsp ginger is a very good substitute)

1. Start by grinding all the herbs together in a coffee grinder. Place all of them inside a coffee filter and and close it very tightly with either staples or string -- basically a makeshift teabag.
2. Bring about a quart of water just to a boil in a medium saucepan.
3. Remove the water from heat and let it sit for about two minutes to let it cool down a bit (this is a common error people make when brewing herbal teas/infusions -- boiling water destroys most of the active chemicals in the plants; that's usually why many people claim they don't work for them!).
4. Add your teabag to the saucepan and immediately cover it (another mistake people almost always make -- when steeping herbal teas, you *must* keep them covered, or many of the phytochemicals [active constituents of the plant] will be carried away in the steam). Leave to steep for fifteen minutes.
5. After steeping, pour the liquid into some sort of container large enough to hold it all -- and be sure to squeeze every last drop of liquid that you can from the teabag before disposing of it.
6. Drink one cup -- sweetened with sugar, honey, whatever you wish -- and if that's not enough, drink as many as it takes to quell the nausea (though I've never found more than two necessary; one was usually just fine). Store any remaining infusion in the refrigerator for later use -- it remains potent for up to three days.

All of the herbs in this infusion are well-documented as wonderful cures for nausea. Nothing else works for me, but this stuff starts to get rid of it within a couple minutes of my first sip.

Keep me updated, and if you try the infusion (and I definitely recommend you do), let me know how it works for you!




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