Hi everyone - I’m new on here - i’m 62 and live in West Sussex with my lovely husband - I have three sons who are all grown up and two beautiful granddaughters. I was diagnosed with PD in 2013. However, over recent months I have been having nightmares where I wake up screaming the house down - my husband hates seeing me so distressed. Is there anything which can be done to stop them? I am now frightened to go sleep. Any suggestions please.
Sounds like a REM sleep disorder. I was prescribed a drug called clonazepam which does the job. Your neuro would normally prescribe it, but your GP may have the authority. It also does wonders for my insomnia.
Hope this helps
Hello Trish, Like you I live in West Sussex and was diagnosed in 2013. My neurologist works out of St Richards and she prescribed me clonazepam, more for anxiety than sleep disorders. So saying I do fortunately get a good nights sleep. Have a word with either your consultant or your PD nurse, they are all very nice and helpful.
Hello ojs - thanks so much. will definitely follow up
Morning Trish, I am also 62 this year and have a very supportive husband. I was diagnosed three years ago and have suffered bad nightmares, I act out my dreams. They do seem to have become less frequent but they are scary, hopefully yours will become less often as well. I hope so.