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 11 months 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 11 months ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Yes, I have compulsive behavior with shopping, when I go shopping I created my needs.I do crochet and bought rolls of yarn every time I go out, I love to paint and I bought a lot of paints, canvas, etc.
Sometimes I have to repeat my self ""I do not need it"" constantly
I think that it is caused by PD, not for the medicament, I try sifrol and I stop it for the same reason, but nothing happens I am still the same.

posted 11 months ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Hi. I recently weaned off Mirapex. I was at the point where I didn't know what was causing me such muscle pain. I go to a chiropractor who is also a neurologist, he's the one who told me my medication could be causing my pain. Up until a year ago I was superwoman. Running circles around my friends. I would wake between 5 or 6 am and go for my wAlk, paint rooms, I had a room all set up for painting on canvas. Got 5 hours of sleep and felt sleep was a waste of time. Since I messed with my medications, stopped Mirapex and Azilect I do NOTHING. I don't make any plans, my sons wedding is 6 months away and it's all I think about everyday, how willl I get through that day. I don't paint, put all that away. I want to go back to the time when I was obsessed and worked all day and hardly slept. I'm thinking when did all it all fall a part, and it comes back to the pain I was experiencing and I was overmedicated. I go tomorrow for my check up but really don't want to go back on more medications. I'm trying to do things more natural and I keep saying , tomorrow will be better that its just withdrawals from the medication, hot flashes, nausea but tomorrow comes and I feel yucky and do nothing.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Long before I knew I had PD, I had interesting dreams. I had a friend I use to tell my dreams to. She likes listening to them and we laughed at my imagination and silliness of them. Very seldom do I have scary dreams. Usually they are silly and though if it were a real situation I would be emotional or upset, in my dream it is just the way it is. No fear or hate or dread. Like watching someone else in my dream.

edited, originally posted 11 months ago
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