Cold Turkey – A Dopamine Agonist Withdrawal Syndrome Story

I took more than a year off from updating the Parkinson FIT website…and stopped keeping up with the various PD websites, Twitter, and news feeds. I can’t really say I had a plan, I told myself that I was obsessing a little bit too much about Parkinson’s disease. I figured that I would just go about my life…keeping up the healthier lifestyle and exercise regimen that started after being diagnosed with PD 4+ years ago. All this exercise was time-consuming enough…

All in all, it seemed like a pretty good year…not that different from the year before. This spring, I ran another half marathon, and went on another ski trip…and I get a sense of déjà vu looking at the Parkinson FIT website, and seeing my posts about these same activities the previous spring.

So what brought me back online?

It was my decision two months ago that it was time to stop taking a dopamine agonist (pramipexole/Mirapex).

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