Parkinson's and excessive sleep

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bobh
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   Posted 1/20/2017 10:18 AM (GMT -7)   
My wife was diagnosed with Parkinson's 23 years ago. Recently she has been sleeping excessively. Some days 24 hours and up to 40 hours at a time. She will fall asleep in the middle of a meal and when she goes to sleep most night she goes out instantly, as soon as her head hits the pillow, even in the midst of undressing her. Everything is done laying down she is in a wheelchair now.

lizzy4451
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   Posted 1/20/2017 9:24 PM (GMT -7)   
bobh,
Welcome to HealingWell.

What has changed? Any medication changes - meds added/deleted or med dosage increased/decreased?

lizzy4451

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Diagnosed with Parkinson's disease 2001. Meds: Requip XL 24mg, Amantadine 200 mg
Life is a dance. Don't sit it out. ---- Jackson H. Brown

bobh
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   Posted 1/22/2017 9:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Less meds taken due to sleep time. My wife is wheelchair bound with very little diskynesia. She is subject to orthostatic hypotension, has been through 3 studies at the NIH for this problem the first 8 years ago and the latest 3 months ago. meds are carbidopa/levodopa 25/100 3 times a day, midodrine and fluronef for orthostatic hypotension, sertraline fo depresion, and macrodantin to avoid UTI. She was diagnosed in 1994.

lizzy4451
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   Posted 1/30/2017 8:17 PM (GMT -7)   
bobh,
I am not familiar with a situation like this. Hopefully someone else can offer suggestions.

Best of luck!
lizzy4451

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Diagnosed with Parkinson's disease 2001. Meds: Requip XL 24mg, Amantadine 200 mg
Life is a dance. Don't sit it out. ---- Jackson H. Brown

lizzy4451
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   Posted 1/31/2017 7:26 PM (GMT -7)   
bobh,
I should have said this in the last post ... thanks to your Mom and others who made it possible for her to participate in National Institutes of Health (NIH) studies. If each of us doesn't participate, who will? The biggest challenge for researchers is recruiting people for studies.

I know that has nothing to do with your post here and that your Mother may not appreciate my comments but ... THANKS!
lizzy4451

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Diagnosed with Parkinson's disease 2001. Meds: Requip XL 24mg, Amantadine 200 mg
Life is a dance. Don't sit it out. ---- Jackson H. Brown
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