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
Lovedog - I like how you say: "Oh, I could go on and on,but I won't." I know that feeling. So many symptoms, so little time to explain. No one knows except someone else with PD. I could go on and on, but I won't.View Thread
Thank you Dr. Stacy. You are too funny. I feel much better now and will not worry about those minor jerks!!! Yes, it always seems to be at the end of the day when it jerks. I swear since I have gottent PD I make mountains out of molehills.
Also thank you Sparky for your response and getting the info out of me. I hope if I stay at a low dose I will not fall asleep from the agnostic but will look out for signs of extreme sleepiness.
Dr. Stacy: I forgot to say that I am 64 years and I cannot take the Requip or the other one because I am already in two 12 step programs for addictive behavior. So I do not want to take those two but have agreed to try the patch at a lower dose only. ThanksView Thread
Hi Deb, I'm a Deb too. I was diagnosed with PD in July of 2010 but feel I had it much longer than that. I am now soon to be 64. The best thing I did was read all that I could on the disease - I know there is so much on the disease now. But the web sites that Dr. Stacy mentioned are very helpful. I also find a lot on YouTube - a lot is posted about exercise and PD and a lot of lectures by Movement Specialists are posted. Another thing that I did which I balked at first was to tell my job and to not hide the the fact that I had PD from everyone. I didn't want anyone to know. I didn't want people to think I was a defective person. When I would tremor I told people I had essential tremors because I didn't think that was as bad as PD. I can now be honest with people. I like it better that way. I try to not let my PD make me any different than anyone else. The decision about medicine is a whole new ball game - should I or should I not - if so, what kind, it is all so much at first. Scary too!!!! When I first started going to my neuro, I read that I should take a list of my newest symptoms and any questions I had and make sure I went through my list and wrote her answers so I would remember them. I cried from July when diagnosed until November of 2010. My neuro wanted me to see a therapist then and the therapist helped me come to come to terms with having a progressive disease. Through her urging I told my job and others. And if I have a question it is always good to come here and other PD forums and hopefully get some understanding of this very complicated disease. Best wishes to you. My first neuro told me something that I always like to remember. She said you can either die with pd or live with pd. I chose to live with pd.View Thread