I continue to get good results from Mirapex. A half of my prescription pill is enough to help me, as long as I'm also getting the supplements which help, that is, magnesium, B1, Vitamin E complex, and calcium taken at a different time of day than the magnesium. I've had such a long experience with this business, nearly 30 years, that I am pretty certain about the effect of the supplements. I am not having constipation now, on half a pill. It seems the needs go up as time passes. But I am sufficiently better than I have been able to say this: let's enjoy the holidays as much as we can!
One way to celebrate the holiday season was to offer flowers for my church in memory of my husband. I enjoyed picking out the perfect colors to celebrate "Advent" season, which comes in the four weeks before Christmas. Also I am allowing myself to spend a little money on refurbishing my clothing...nothing big, but some needed substitutes for things that are worn out, like slacks with knees that bag! I think I am feeling a little better, emotionally, because my pcp noticed that my diuretic was a two-part medication, and one-half of it might be unsafe for my other disease, Porphyria. So I am on the other part of the diuretic only now; this means that my ankles swell, so I am also on a lower salt diet, lower than usual. I think that hidden trigger in the diuretic was depressing me, anyway, it's possible. I would rather monitor salt than be depressed, if that's the choice!