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#1 ljf

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 12:36 PM

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My neurologist suggested I go on the patches and drop the Mirapex.because of the intense wearing

off  I go through. Can I go off  mirapex the same day I go on the patches or does my body prefer

a gradual coming off of Mirapex? I am on Levadopa also. I take 1 mg of Mirapex per day now.



#2 Dr. Okun

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 12:52 PM

As long as the dosage is a good conversion it is usually ok, but many people stay on a low dose of oral agonist and gradually ease over.  No right answer here; but as long as you work with your doc you can find a solution.


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#3 miracleseeker

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 11:23 AM

What about bathing?  I give my mom a shower different times of the day each day depending on how alert she is.  What happens when it's taken off?  Do I put on a new but then it will be different hours here and there.  That will affect the effectiveness of the drug right?

 

How about when it falls off for whatever reason and I don't know it?

 

 



#4 ljf

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 12:31 PM

Thanks for the reply. I suppose my body will tell me if I jumped in too soon..



#5 Dr. Okun

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 08:17 AM

Best to discuss the bathing issue with your doc, but if possible best to bath before applying each day if possible.  Otherwise, try your best to keep it on and not soak it!


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#6 miracleseeker

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 11:12 AM

If it falls off when wet then that needs to be improved.  In my mom's case since she has dementia she could rip it off and I would never know until later.

 

 



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Posted 25 October 2013 - 11:26 AM

I use the neupro patch and shower with them on with no problems,i apply them to my upper arm area.

They stick to the skin really good, hope this helps.



#8 Dr. Okun

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 07:06 AM

I think if it falls off when when then it should be applied after bathing.


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