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    • Bill, i want to add some helpful advice that my pain management doctor gave me several years ago in regards to my sleep. As my Parkinson's progresses, it seems that it has targeted my ability sleep through the night. I was getting really frustrated because of this which only intensifies the effect. My PM suggested that when I wake up, just accept that the event occurred and don't dwell on it. It took some time to adopt this carefree attitude but now when I wake up I just roll over, relax, and clear my thoughts. I usually fall back to sleep within a few minutes. The exception to this rule is when I have to see a man about a horse where I frequently find myself falling asleep standing in front of the porcelain god or sitting on my throne. Don't worry to much about the milligrams. Look at it this way - supposably Parkinson's comes with a nice dose of depression, so Trazodone can help combat both the sleep and depression symptoms. So far I have not experienced any depression associated with PD or the chronic pain that I suffer with on a daily basis. i'm gonna try and catch some ZZZZZZ's before 5:00am rolls around. Sleep well my good man. Dave  
    • http://www.med.umich.edu/painresearch/patients/Relaxation.pdf   Can't hurt to try some 
    • I take the agonist mirapex. I have not had any problems with it. I'm exercising as well. I have not needed a dopamine replacement so far. My MDS says when PD changes the way you live your life, it's time to revisit your meds.   LAD
    • Thank you - that's a huge relief to hear!
    • Hi Tamara, It looks like there is not a lot in the literature but I did find this study on people with segawa which seems to indicate that it is possible to give birth to healthy babies which on l-dopa but being on l-dopa/c-dopa may result in fetal loss.  6 live healthy births on l-dopa, two miscarriages on l-dopa/c-dopa and one miscarriage with no drugs. It is a small number though https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19527400
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