Mirapex For Extreme Leg CrampsUpdated
My doctor's PA suggested that I take Mirapex for extreme leg cramps in my groin. The cramps started after I was forced to take statins to lower my cholesterol levels. The statins didn't work, but caused the extreme leg cramps. I would be left screaming for 40 minutes or more when the cramps would hit. The PA suggested trying Mirapex at .125mg up to .375mg dosage rates on an "as needed" basis. Mirapex was nothing short of a miracle. When the cramps would hit, I would take two .125mg tablets and the cramps would completely stop in about 20 minutes. I have been checked for underlying conditions (Restless leg, Parkinson's) and they don't exist. I know this treatment may be considered "off-label", but it has been a lifesaver for me.
Since Mirapex is commonly used to treat Restless Leg Syndrome, it does make sense that it could help with leg cramps, since they cause is usually very similar.
The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, cough, and anxiety.
Ref: Mirapex Information
I'm glad that it's helped you so much. As to the statins, many people have problems due to their harsh side effects, unfortunately. I've already told my doctor that I will not try one, if my cholesterol goes up in the future, I will try anything else, but not a statin. LOL
Is there anything I can help with?
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