Post Edited By Moderator (Admin) : 2/21/2006 10:25:48 AM (GMT-7)
i just found out my dad has been seeing bugs for a while...i dont know how long and his time perception is all off but he thinks its been a long time. and in the last day or two he is seeing things that aren't there...i thought maybe this was due to lack of sleep because i dont think he sleeps any more than an hour at a time but usually only half an hour and then doesnt sleep again for who knows how long. he gets up countless times to go to the bathroom or move to a different place. he just had back surgery and is still in pain so sitting and laying down are difficult and therefore so is sleeping but it was bad before too i think. i dont live with my parents but i have been at their house for an extended period of time and am really struggling seeing him like this. and after these halluncinations have come up i dont really know how to talk to him. how do i deal with this?
Hi purplemisa, I wanted to tell you welcome to healing well. I hope that you are able to find the kind of answers and support that you are looking for here. Everyone here is so great and this website has been informational for me.
I was wondering if your dad was on any medication? Does he take anything for sleep? I also have the problems that you have described, getting up several times in the night to go to the bathroom, seeing bugs that aren't there. I am not on any parkinson's meds but I do take several medications for Multiple Sclerosis one of which is Zanaflex which is a muscle relaxer at night and ambien which puts me to sleep and should keep me asleep but doesn't. Maybe talk to his doctor and see what the options are. I am also pretty new at this as my symptoms have on been going on since this past August. I live with my mom and stepfather.
Good luck and please keep us updated.
Post Edited (yekkimo) : 4/6/2006 5:12:04 AM (GMT-6)