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Has anybody developed a drinking problem, trying to self-medicate insomnia caused by jerking leg and pain? I am so worried...

Has anybody developed a drinking problem, trying to self-medicate insomnia caused by jerking leg and pain? I am so worried...

I'm scared to death to just sit here and watch it happen. I learned from reading that alcohol does NOT help one sleep, it has the opposite effect and blocks melatonin, interrups REM sleep, causes multiple wakings, fatigue the next day, but I can't convince my husband of this, even though I show him what I've read. I wonder if anybody has any experience with this? I know he's… read more

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A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

I guess I just have to sit and watch as he spirals downward. He doesn't seem to care. Now we found out his triglycerides are over 1100...yes, you read… read more

posted 4 days ago
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