This is my first post, I wondered how other spouses are dealing with their husband/wife's condition?
My husband,diagnosed 4yrs ago at age 44 has been on Ropinirol and clonazapam since diagnosis. He was on 12mg Ropinirol each day, but this made him hyper sexual beyond belief. No longer pleasurable, just a desperate need, not caring that I am up at 6am everyday, working full time and caring for our two children as well as doing all the housework, cooking, shopping, cleaning etc.... He would wake me a any given time during the night and early on weekend mornings and then get really nasty when I knocked him back. It got to a point where I hated (still do) bedtime...each night an argument and an insult ringing in my ears (more exciting to be in bed with a dead person etc etc)
His meds have been adjusted and he has been a bit better, but still not great. I have become unwell and am now on pills for stress, he seems incapable of seeing anything from anyone else's point of view and is short tempered and just not nice to be around to be honest. His arm is stiff and tremor not good, I have tried and tried to get him moving it, but he doesn't, has just become very adept with his other hand!! I have bought stress balls, hand exercises...but they remain unused in the cupboard, he is eating and drinking far too much and if I don't feel like sex he huffs and puffs, gets up and eats and drinks more all hours of the night, so he is always tired which doesn't help the condition. I do feel desperately sorry for him, this wasn't the future he had planned having worked hard and been very sensible with money all his life ready to enjoy a good and hopefully early retirement, and then this happens. He is still working, He's ok with the kids and seems ok with other people, it's just me he treats badly. Fortunately, I have a great job with lovely people and we have fab kids. Anyone else living like this??