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.
I am starting to fight with my husband every day now and I think I am losing my mind. I don’t know if I can hold it together much longer and I winder if we should live apart. I feel as if I am abandoning him when he needs me yet he is pushing me away. I hope I can last another week.
I am here for you all. As my partner's disease has progressed, we have discovered that living in separate houses has helped us both to strengthen our bond and allows him to live independently as long as possible. He has compulsive behaviors and poor judgment. However, for my mental health this is the best option. I often feel that he uses his disease to get attention, but then feel ashamed for thinking that. It's a very delicate balancing act being a caregiver!
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?