Here’s what I’ve decided to do to minimize my fibromyalgia exhaustion!
Desperate measure – Take 1/2 a Mirapex* tablet. That will cut the exhaustion in half! AND . . .
- I’ll compulsively eat half as much and lose weight.
- I’m not sure how the 1/2 tablet will affect gambling and sex addictions since I hadn’t developed those. But since I will only develop half of the addictive side effects I’ll ask my husband which one he prefers.
- I’ll confine the narcolepsy to after dark.
*Mirapex, Other Parkinson’s Disease Drugs Linked to Compulsive Gambling, Hypersexuality
Date Published: Tuesday, April 14th, 2009
“Mirapex and other dopamine agonists used to treat Parkinson’s Disease have been linked to the development of extreme behaviors by yet another study. According to researchers at the Mayo Clinic, one in five patients (I think I met several at the bakery counter) taking such drugs in a recent study developed behavior disorders, such as compulsive gambling or hypersexuality.”
“Parkinson’s Disease occurs because of a lack of the neurotransmitter dopamine in certain areas of the brain. (Some fibro patients have lower levels of dopamine) A dopamine agonist works by mimicking the effects of this chemical. However, dopamine is also known to produce a “rush” in the brain of people who are anticipating a reward or excitement. (So that’s why I RUSHED to eat chocolate croissants every day – sometimes rushed a few times a day) Many experts believe that such a biochemical reaction is behind the reports of compulsive behavior linked to dopamine agonists like Mirapex.”
I TOLD you I was desperate . . .
P.S. My Horoscope for today: