What can I take to help me sleep and relax?

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gc
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   Posted 10/21/2007 7:26 AM (GMT -6)   
I have been taking Sinemet for two years. Exercise helps me greatly. But at times I am so stressed that I can not relax nor sleep. What medications do you take for this?

gtmriviera
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   Posted 10/24/2007 12:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I have PD, but also recently had prostate surgery.  When I came home from the hospital I was having trouble sleeping so I started taking a small dose of Benadryl before going to bed.  I never thought that I would take something to help me sleep, but this worked for me.  By the way, I also take sinemet.

Kathy Bell
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   Posted 10/25/2007 7:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi My Name Is Kathy Im 49 Years Old I Was Diagnosed With Parkinsons Diease 7 years ago,I Didnt want to give up So I decied to do some interesting things with my life while I still can..first I started driving a race car..(cool right) I raced against 37 guys..I did this for 3 years.but finally had to stop..I started helping with benefit dinners for cancer patients, with the karaoke people I go karaoking with..I started going to karaoke and dancing (after 20 Years) Felt Great..but now the pain and lack of sleep is almost to much...I have been on sinemet for 6 years and mirapex for 5 years and comtan for 1 year..Sometimes I hurt so bad I can hardly stand it but I must keep going..my father passed away in may from parkinsons diease and my older broth has it also...I still have a few challenges I want to do yet before its to late..my prayer and thoughts are with all of you..God Bless Each one of you.

yekkimo
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   Posted 10/25/2007 5:36 PM (GMT -6)   
gc,Welcome to HealingWell.As you probably know anxiety is often one of the nasty side effects of sinemet,and I also suffer from it .It seems to strike when I'm tired or under extra stress.There are effective drugs for anxiety,but you need to talk to your neurologist,and let him/her know what is going on.Best wishes to you.Ed

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gc
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   Posted 10/27/2007 3:05 AM (GMT -6)   
My neurolist gave me Xanax 0.5 MG. It works great to helps me sleep and relax. My neurolist said I could get addicted to Xanax so I should use it as little as posible.

additude917
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   Posted 5/1/2010 2:19 AM (GMT -6)   
My neurologist prescribed Elavil 50 mg. which I take in the evening. I sleep very well & fall asleep fast. This med works very well for me & it also is a pain reliever. This helps with the pain I have from gout & arthritis.

Geetar
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   Posted 5/1/2010 9:03 AM (GMT -6)   
I take a Bendaryl most everynight before bed and it really helps me sleep. I am taking Sinimet, Azilect and Amantadine.

Wintogo
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   Posted 5/17/2010 9:45 AM (GMT -6)   
 
 
  Diagnosed 6 months ago, still in a bit of shock.   ...... New Dr. Different meds. Sinemet very gradually .
For sleep he referred me back to fam phys. I now take Zolpidem and clonazepan. Other than bathroom visit I sleep fine. Still have hand tremor worse during stress. Such as dentist. Shook like a leaf. Don't have wine with dinner any more as it makes me bump into wallls.

yekkimo
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   Posted 5/17/2010 6:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Wintogo,Welcome to Healing Well.Wish you the best.Ed
Ed-Moderator Parkinson's disease forum.
Diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in 1998.As long as I can fish life is good.Keep a great attitude.It benefits all.Meds:Stalevo,Mirapex
 
support Healing Well thru the sponsors and with donations.The light is always on stay well,and listen to your neurologist.


bamyx4jc
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   Posted 7/2/2010 6:50 PM (GMT -6)   
my dr has me taking gabapentin for sleep works pretty well

Stella Marie
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   Posted 7/4/2010 5:13 PM (GMT -6)   
I too am having problems with my sleep.  I have difficulty both falling asleep and staying asleep.  I have been working with my neurologist to develop a successful treatment plan.  I have tried Neurontin, Elavil, Melatonin, and Benedryl with little or no success.  My neurologist then trief Lunesta and Resterol, against with no success.  He then tried Trazadone.  I now take two 50 mg tablets of Trazadone one hour before I go to bed and this has dramatically improved the quality of my sleep.  Trazadone is inexpensive and it works like a charm for me.

Stella Marie   Chronic Pain Forum Moderator

Progressive neurodegenerative disease called Multiple System Atrophy, congestive heart failure, muscle spasms, muscle pain, neuropathy, & neuropathic pain, central sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, and 2 pain implants – intrathecal pain medication pump and an SCS (spinal cord stimulator). 

 

 


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