my husband was diagnosed with pd 13 years ago and until last year when he fell and broke his hip he was doing really well, the op set him back a bit, then in January this year he fell again and broke the other hip, he was kept in hospital for three weeks for physio (almost non existent) since then he suffers with anxiety which is making him almost agrophobic, which is not doing either of us any good, he also suffers extreme tiredness, the doctor has given him antidepressants which may make him more tired! so I am loathe to give him those, does anyone have the same problems and perhaps have an answer, I have thought of cannabis oil or a herbal remedy, I would be grateful for any feedback.
I’m so sorry to hear that your husband is dealing with feeling anxious, it must be really tough for both of you. While I’m sure that our members of the forum will jump in with ideas and advice, I just wanted to let you know that we have some information and tips on coping with anxiety that you might find helpful here: https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/information-and-support/anxiety
And if you think that having a chat with someone might be helpful, you can also give our Helpline a call on 0808 800 0303, from Monday to Friday: 9am-7pm, and Saturday: 10am-2pm.
Best wishes to you,
I think anxiety is the worst part of. Parkinson’s, I absolutely hate it. I have had to stop working, not emough money now so anxiety through roof. Am on antidepressants, had DBS and at my wits end. Sorry to hear about yiur hubby.
I use water soluble cbd and it has certainly helped me with depression and anxiety
I’m so sorry to hear how much anxiety has affected your life, it’s terrible what you’ve gone through. Do feel free to click the link above for information on the different forms of support available to you and remember our helpline is always here for you if you need someone to talk to.
I have been dx 11 years and this year has been really awful. I suffer anxiety and i was feeling as if i had nonquality of life
I have been prescribed an anti depressant and after 2 months my anxiety has decreased and i feel.more in control.
Breathing and exercise help. I have had to force myself to go out or i would completely isolate myself. There are some good books on coping with anxiety. It helps to talk about it. I also kept a diary that clearly showed i became anxious when my medication was wearing off.
Can I ask which anti depressants you are on?