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Obsessive Behaviour

Obsessive Behaviour

2am in the morning and I am thinking of getting up to paint downstairs cloak room. In the last week I have painted the conservatory and large kitchen, yesterday I bought samples of paints ready to paint dining room and longe. Everything I do turns into an obsession. Before decorating I was bread making, I found myself delivering loaves to friends and neighbours. I am on a dopamine agonist tablet. I knew there has been the link to gambling and sexual behaviour but I was wondering if anybody… read more

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

People beware! I had obsessive compulsive behaviors when I was on Requip, as well as every other dopamine agonist we tried. I had the creative crazies where I stayed up all night painting a room or redecorating it as well shopping compulsions. I owned 10 surfboards and had the absolute need to surf everyday, even in really bad conditions. Raw sewage warnings don’t scare me, gross! Even on weekends I had my kids, I would get up at 5am so I could be home by 8. Crazy! My teenage daughter and I would shop till I dropped, literally. Once the agonists start showing their compulsive side for me they became a very dangerous thing. I read somewhere that Requip, is known as the sinning drug, I believe this to be true from the stories i have heard from other people. One man I know blew through his inheritance of a million dollars gambling. He had been a doorman at a casino his whole adult life and never had a problem until taking Requip. And I have heard plenty on the sex topic too but I won’t get in to that, just please beware! I have been on mirapex paramexpole, nuepro patch and Requip. All had the same side effects for me, I personally felt great but did not realize what I had been doing until the urges went away.

posted almost 3 years ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

I have noticed some jealousy. The jealousy is not provoked. It is just other people way of life. I shop a lot online. Probably a compulsive behavior. I get angry and panic when I can't reach my husband, as in if he forgets to take his cell phone. I think I want to start a project like cleaning out a closet at odd hours, but I know I can't physically do it. I have been obsessive about my appearance. I have studied makeup application, skin care for older women and bought every thing I need to look good, at least making myself as pretty as possible.

edited, originally posted about 3 years ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Good to read all these posts. My PVP had asked if I had tried Requip. After reading these, I will definitely avoid it! I'm a little bit OCD naturally, but definitely don't want to get more so. Thanks for the info! God bless y'all!

posted almost 2 years ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

I didn’t realize how common obsessiveness is in Parkinsons, but my husband has it and it drives me crazy because instead of fixing things he takes them apart and then I have to hire someone to fix it. He’s been working on his car where battery wouldn’t charge and somehow after three tows, went to dealer and computer codes and electrical unit damaged with a $3500 bill to fix it. I will monitor and watch more closely and insist on professional help. He just thinks he can fix anything because he used to be able to do it.

posted about 2 years ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

I have been making wooden rustic flags and selling them. I donate some proceeds to several Veteran organizations.

posted 8 months ago
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