I’m curious if anything like this has come up for you? My background is eight years of Parkinson’s disease, which has been relatively mild. Most people are not even aware that I have Parkinson’s. I guess I’m pretty lucky. 8 years now.
I am also married to a woman that I love, respect, and can’t see my life with anybody but her. That hasn’t changed.
However, for some reason, I keep on thinking about a girl from my past. It was a disaster of a relationship. I only met her twice. I’ll spare the details, but the first time I met her there was a distinct attraction. we met up at a second conference, about six weeks later, and spent time together and I thought that she was still feeling it but she wasn’t and she basically told me to get lost. I didn’t understand so I called her, just to talk and she became frantic, and told me to never call her again. So I obliged and went on with my life, had a heartbroken spring break, but was chasing other girls months later. I hadn’t thought about her over the last 35 years at all.
But, for some reason, I began thinking about what happened, and realized that when I did, the old heartbreak came back. I have been thinking about what went wrong, knowing that I will never get an answer, and that it is pointless. Yet my mind’s default is to ruminate on this. Whenever my mind wanders I seem to default to this. Been going on about 4 months and not getting better. Not disturbing thoughts, just recurrent. Getting sick of the heartbreak.
So that is a long winded way of asking is there memory dysfunction in PD? The memory is emotional so I am thinking Amygdala dysfunction. Anybody else reliving traumatic memories?