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I’m In The Early Stages Of Parkinson’s And Not On Any Medications. I Have Crazy Dreams That Seem So Intense. Is This Common?

I’m In The Early Stages Of Parkinson’s And Not On Any Medications. I Have Crazy Dreams That Seem So Intense. Is This Common?

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Crazy or vivid dreams can be associated with PD and are sometimes the result of medications associated with the disease. Obviously, that's not your problem as you haven't started them yet. I'm sure that you intend to share this with your neurologist on your next visit as he or she would need to take this into consideration. There are medicines available that may lessen this problem as well.

There's also REM sleep behavior disorder that disrupts REM sleep and causes us to act out those vivid dreams. Without PD, your body is paralyzed during REM sleep, but PD may change that and allow you to move, sometimes with unintended consequences.

There are non-medical things you can do. Try to lessen stress and anxiety, go to bed at the same time each day, watch the timing of caffeine and alcohol, refrain from exercising or eating late in the day, and keep your sleep environment quiet.

You will find that you need to advocate for yourself, so start your research if you haven't already. You may discover some aspects of PD that are quite disconcerting, but don't let that stop you. Just because it can happen doesn't mean it will. Click on the link below. In addition to this site, you'll find ten others that are really helpful. PD affects everyone differently, so there's no one size fits all treatment for any aspect of this illness. You'll find you will engage in a lot of trial and error along the way.

https://parkinsonsnewstoday.com/2017/10/03/orga...

posted over 3 years ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

My husband says I have lengthy conversations in my sleep,not always understandable,even bursting into laughing . Woke up last night thinking something was on my back,im getting used to it

posted over 3 years ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Thank you, I just returned from Mayo Clinic I’ve been seeing their Parkinson’s specialist Dr. Savica and he’s been a huge help. I’m now on three different medications that are helping with all of the symptoms. I’m still dreaming quite a bit but not acting out or so intense.

Blessings,

Tim

posted about 1 year ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

My dad, who passed in 2015, also had Parkinson's, he would have some crazy dreams!
His dr. said it was a result of some of his medications.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Melatonin gave me Vivid dreams. They weren’t bad dream so it didn’t really bother me. Kind of like watching a movie all night long.

posted over 3 years ago
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