I got PD dx last year at 56, but think I had compulsive buying for years before that. Are we saying with PD, even before meds start, we get a dopamine “high” when we buy too many things and that makes us happy for awhile? Same with sex? Is this correct understanding? If so, most PD literature makes it sound like this only happens under agonist medications.
Am I the only when with sexual compulsive behavior which started 6 years ago? It started with sexual thoughts, increased need and desire to have sex with my wife - she could not keep up, then there was porn, I could not help myself and wondered why this was happening? Doctor and articles helped but what wound up happening for a multitude of reasons we sleep in separate beds and only sleep together Friday and Saturday night.
Anyone care to share their insight with compulsive / impulsive behavior?
Betrayed wife it’s not that he doesn’t care. It’s so hard I can’t even begin to understand. I have the same problem. I loved my wife I ruined a 25 year marriage I really didn’t know what was happening until it was 4 months later. My wife knew it was the Parkinson’s. But she had all she could take. And she divorced me. My son is 26 neither of them will ever feel the same about me. And I’m all alone with Parkinson’s. And don’t know where to turn or go. When you say he doesn’t care you don’t understand your not even in his thoughts when he is doing wrong it’s a copping mechanism. Those people don’t know he is sick and the medicine keeps it hidden.witch in turn he feels normal and can escape Parkinson’s if only for awhile.
Since my diagnosis and my disability I have developed a buying compulsive type of behavior on line, which is too easy!!!
Thank you for your post, very enlightening. My boyfriend has PD, we live together. Lately I never know who I will wake up to in the morning, Mr. Grumpy( controlling, argument I've), Mr. Sad Silent , Mr. Mania ( reckless spending, selfish behavior)
Your post has helped me so very much. Hugs to you for being Frank and honest