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
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.
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.
After reading more, I realize that my eagerness to decorate, make flower arrangements, buy more supplies etc may be a form of compulsive behavior. I just thought my creativity was increasing in my old age!
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.
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.