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    Parkinson's Drug Mirapex Under Safety Review
    Haylen_WebMD_Staff posted:
    The FDA is investigating a possible risk of heart failure linked to Mirapex, a drug used to treat Parkinson's disease and restless legs syndrome.

    Click the link above and please ask your health care provider if you have questions or concerns!

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    worn1 responded:
    Thanks Haylen
    The majority of my family has died of heart or stroke before they reach 70. My sister had a major heart attack at 48. The left chanber of my heart is enlarged and I become short of breath walking up hills. In addition my legs feet and ankles are swollen all the time. None of the doctors--GP, Endocrinologist and Neurologist have been able to determine what is causing it. Looks like we may have found the answer. With all the health problems I am lucky to still be here. I guess the lord is not ready for me yet and the devil afraid I will take over.

    Thanks again Haylen
    Jo H
    There are none so blind as those that will not see
    Haylen_WebMD_Staff replied to worn1's response:

    We're lucky you are still here too

    Thank you for your continued dedication to this community!

    I just read your saying about the devil to my husband - we are both LOLing -


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