It's pretty good stuff and doesn't seem to affect work except the possible urge to gamble online or cruise porn sites.
hehehe @ stalking ;)
"Mirapex may cause you to fall asleep without any warning, even while doing normal daily activities like DRIVING", emphasis mine. It's all I can do to stay awake during meetings as it is...
Then there are the hallucinations and increased sex drive. Perhaps this wouldn't interfere with YOUR work day...but it would really, really mess up mine, snort!
I actually know someone who's taking it and I don't think they're having the issue with the falling asleep bit.
As for the increased sex drive *coughcoughcough* I can't exactly say yea or nay on that one.
Hadn't heard about the hallucinations though. hmmmmm Hallucinations + increased sex drive =
KINKY GROUP SEX !
seriously, if you want more info I'm sestree at yahoo dot com
Edited at 2008-01-02 08:44 pm (UTC)
isn't that also the pill that advertises a side effect for increase in gambling urges?
in any case, i never quite understood how a pill can cause an increase in your gambling urges. "i've got to go to the slot machines and bet money RIGHT NOW!!!" i mean.. huh?
reading between the lines on the cautions and warnings I *think* it increases potentially OCD behaviour.
The cue word on that is *urges* I could be wrong but that is how I read it.
It can interfere with your impulse control - thus the gambling and other compulsive issues. The thing is, while it works for some people, it doesn't work so well for other people. And sometimes it just works for a while. The clinical trials for RLS were very, very short -- only 36 weeks.
Since my RLS isn't crippling -- almost NEVER effects me at night, so no fatigue issues. And it's mostly just annoying as hell, except on airplanes where it can be treated with 2 Benadryls, a Beer, a package of Sprees, and an aisle seat. So the benefits don't outweigh the risks for someone who has a family history of impulse-control issues, the ability to fall asleep at the drop of a hat (or a boring discourse), already suffers from olfactory hallucinations, and tends to get the side effects that only old people usually get. Prednisone+me=psychotic breaks. Me and mirapex would probably be me, high on crack, having sex with a dollar slot machine.
(Blecch. I am SO sorry for THAT image. Although not sorry enough to edit it. Which goes right back to impulse control, doesn't it....)
For now, I'll just stick with people thinking I'm hyper and unable to sit still for very long.
well, at the very least, the vivid imagery shows off your writing talent. *lol*
that makes sense to me i suppose, though it seems completely counterintuitive for a side effect. it's supposed to help you curb the impulse of involuntary restless leg. not make you involuntarily unable (is that a double negative?) to control other aspects of your life.
anyway, when they're just reading off the side effects in the commercials in that Ben Steiny voice, it sounds absolutely strange. "may cause nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, and uncontrollable gambling urges." three of these things belong together...
but your explanation makes sense. thanks for taking the time to e'splain it so colorfully. :)
Yeah - if you already have a family history of impulse control it *could* be a problem.
LOVE the visual of you having dex with a dollar slot machine.
I want the ticket concession for that show !
I like the ads for Ambien: they warn you that side effects may include "nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea" - sounds like just what I'm looking for in a sleep aid.
It wasn't a waterbed when I went to sleep.
Hmmmm, I'm wondering how to convince them that installing you under my desk to administer distracting foot massages is a legitimate expense...
"hallucinations, urges to gamble and increased sex drive"
That sounds like a fine weekend in Vegas to me!
Mirapex actually has some interesting sideffects...not as boring as those other drugs. You wait n see...Mirapex will be a balloon in this years Macy's Day Parade...with all the little side effects balloons trailing behind it...