Hi, I feel your fear and confusion. I had to take over my mother's life because of Alzheimer and vascular dementia and it is really scary to get into another person's personal business and discuss things that have an impact and possibly chance her life and lifestyle. I found thought that it has to be done. My mother was ill and she was in denial and she had started getting in trouble. I would always have a conversation with my mother before we went to the doctors about what I wanted to discuss with the doctor. Even though she didn't like my questions, she wasn't shocked when I asked them. Also she was able to give me her input on what I wanted to discuss prior to the doctor's visit which was very helpful to the both of us. Good luck.View Thread
One way to find out if you really have PD is to start taking the medicine and if it relieves the symptoms that means you have PD. Even if you decide on not taking the meds right now you can wean back off. The best thing to do is go to a neurologist or the dr. that diagnosed you and ask for the meds to see if it relieves your symptoms.View Thread
Hi, I'm not going to start worrying yet. I think Dr. Stacy usually goes on a long extended vacation at the end of August. We will probably hear from him a week or so after Labor Day weekend. Maybe he misses us and it will be sooner!!! lol Dr. Stacy, I hope you had a great vacation!! Have a nice extended weekend you guys. I will be gone for a week myself. Going to visit my mother. Enjoy!!View Thread
Hi Worn. I think it is a vivid dream. I have vivid dreams all of the time!!! I just started on the neuro patch 2 mg and it seems that my vivid dreams are not as bad since beginning the patch. I have good vivid dreams and bad vivid dreams LOL I used to wake my husband up all of the time by screaming, laughing, yelling. I scream really loud with these dreams. My husband woke me up one night and he wanted to know who I was kissing because he said I was going to town. I remembered my dream and I wasn't kissing, I was eating a delicious dessert. LOL I told him that, but I don't think he believed me. Like I said though, since starting on the patch they seem to be not so vivid - I don't know if the patch has anything to do with it or its just a coincidence.View Thread
Hi An, There are medicines your hubby can take to help him sleep at night that really work for people with PD. Right now I am in the mode every 2:00 am I am up and out of bed doing things. Then I am tired and grouchy at 8:00 pm after work and am in bed. It comes and goes - it used to be 3:30 am and I don't know where my head got 2:00 am but that is when I wake up now. If I do something after work and go to bed about 10:00 pm then I sleep later - but I am so tired after getting up at 2:00 am I don't want to do anything after work. But I have to break this crazy schedule because it is driving my husband crazy!!!! If I can't get it straightened out I will ask my neuro to write me a prescription - she has offered to do it before. Right now I am going to focus on staying up (awake) until 10:00 pm when my husband goes to bed and see if that does the trick. Good luck. Just let your neuro know. Maybe Dr. Stacy is on vacation. He is usually pretty regular answering.View Thread
Hi BudBuffalo, I get anxious as well in my off periods or it is one of the first signs that I need to up the meds. I take a benadryl at night and that helps me because I have the tight muscles, restless leg syndrom. The Benedryl helps.View Thread
Hi Nicholas, I have PD support groups in my area but I have a long commute to/from work and they are either during the day time or early in the evening. I come onto this site and read the information and I also go to Daily Strength Parkinson Disease site. The Daily Strength site has a lot more interaction in the form of journals, private message ability and on-line chats. I have learned so much from Daily Strength and this WebMD. I know there are other support group sites for PD just look on the web. These sites are a great way to compare what is going on with my disease. The only time I have met another person (in-person) with PD is when I was in my home town on vacation and went with my sister-in-law to a chair exercise class and a man there had it. We just stared at each other. LOL!!!! You are young and you might be able to ask the medical facility in your area if they will help you setup a Young Onset PD Support Group. I know there are quite a few of the people on Daily Strength who belong to face-to-face support groups. I am sure that there are others like you where you are and you will be very successful in your endeavor!!!!View Thread
Hi Lovedogs, Thank you for your post!!! I am doing ok. Grandkids have been up here from NC and had them last weekend. They are 14 and 12. We went from winter right into a rainy hot summer. Trying to stay on my job until at least next June when the Medicare kicks in. The worst things going on for me right now with the PD is blurred vision and losing focus because I read documents all day and look at the screen. I am also having more problems with balance. I also get dizzy from low BP but I do what Dr. Stacy says and drink lots of water - always have a bottle with me. I work in NYC and going up and down the stairs at the two Penn stations cause me to get dizzy. How are you doing? How is the summer treating you? Have a great weekend!!!View Thread
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