I had a problem with tightness in my chest. The cause was muscle spaciticy caused by related dystonia. I would experience muscle tightness in my diagphram - resulting in difficulty breathing and eating. Baclofen solved the problem for me.
As for sleep, most neurodegenerative disease are notorious for causing major sleep problems. Has you physician ordered a sleep study to check exactly what is causing your ongoing sleep issues. I was told my atypical Parkinson's affected my ability to go into REM sleep. There is no way to correct it = so you just have to adjust your lifesyle around the fact that you prabably will not be sleeping 6 or 7 hours in a row. I get about
3 stints of 2 1/2 hours and am thankful for that.
Dx: Rare rapidly progressing neurodegenerative disease called Multiple System Atrophy (brain rot, autonomic system failure, neuropathic pain and a whole lot more). Added improvements: Intrathecal pump, spinal cord stimulator, oxygen and a nice shiny power wheelchair with a horn and all the trimmings! At this rate I could almost be bionic by Christnas.
Medications: Sinemet, Requip, Klonopin, Baclofen, Provigil, Lyrica, Cymbalta, Fentanyl patches, Dilaudid, Fentora/Actiq, Zofran
(The cost of these meds are unbelievable and could feed a starving nation for a month or longer!)
Words that soak into your ears are whispered...not yelled. Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God......