The Psychotic Side of Parkinson's
My husband was diagnosed in 2009. Was on dopamine agonists. Within months developed compulsive behavior (sexual) left me for 3 months, had taken up with another woman. Specialist stopped them and was back in 2 weeks with me. Over the 10 years lots of problems, paranoia. Night terrors and too many other things to mention.
In 2018 just fell over a cliff started falling all the time. 2 stays in hospital. Became incontinent and had developed Parkinson's dementia. Couldn't keep him safe and had to be admitted to a care home. It totally broke me. In April 2020 caught covid and died. He was never the same after taking dopamine agonists yet this drug is still downplayed so much. I know 3 people in a 1 mile radius who have had the same or similar consequences. I feel now that sometimes the drugs are worse than the disease. This needs to be brought more into the open.
Do you live with any sleep disorders (eg. insomnia, RLS, sleep apnea) in addition to PD?