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MMM 04-26-2010 04:57 PM

Fatigue
 
I have had a dx of PD for 3 years and find that I become fatigued more easily. I have always been athletic, but find my energy low. Have had all the blood work, sleep testing (wear a MAD at night) eat very healthy and organic, no depression. Anyone else find fatigue escalating as part of PD (maybe it's just the aging process too!) Suggestions? thank you..

dryheat 09-21-2010 06:01 AM

Re: Fatigue
 
I've had insomnia for about three months now and find that it's the result of poor sleep. I take 4mg of Clonazopam at night to sleep. I eat earlier, try to go to bed at the same time each night and use the bedroom for sleeping, not watching tv. Sometimes, I get only 4 hrs' sleep and fall asleep at work, sitting in my chair. Still trying to get better REM sleep.

MMM 09-22-2010 02:57 PM

Re: Fatigue
 
[QUOTE=dryheat;4331055]I've had insomnia for about three months now and find that it's the result of poor sleep. I take 4mg of Clonazopam at night to sleep. I eat earlier, try to go to bed at the same time each night and use the bedroom for sleeping, not watching tv. Sometimes, I get only 4 hrs' sleep and fall asleep at work, sitting in my chair. Still trying to get better REM sleep.[/QUOTE]
Hi,
I had sleep problem. Started Sinemet ER (helped considerably with legs relaxing and any nighttime/earlly a.m. tremors) and 1/2tab 10mg Ambien at hour of sleep. No tv and quiet time (gentle walk, relaxing reading, meditation/prayer time) a couple of hours prior to sleep. Had a sleep study and found to have moderate sleep apnea. Now sleep on my sides (pillows surrounding me) and have a madibular adjustment device to align my jaw (cleared airway....also have sinus drainage during back-lying position) through the night.

I went to sleep hygiene clinic also. Important to go to bed at same times throughout the week.

Sometimes, a very light snack before bed acutally helps.....i.e, cup of whole grain cereal with soy milk........

I did take clonazopam (lowest dose) about 2 hours prior to bedtime for a few weeks to help me relax, along with the above mentioned , when I had severe sleep deprivation.

A quote that helped me so much:

"The first requisite for a good night's sleep is a feeling of security. We need to feel that some power greater than ourselves will take care of until morning"
-Dale Carneige

Blessings and sweet sleep,
MMM


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