They have my husband on Pramipexole, but he has started mixing up his words on occasion. Also, it's not really working so I know the Dr will once again recommend upping it, but not sure that's such a great idea!
Any suggestions? I am almost thinking of a bed that I can pull my side away from his when the movement gets to be too much!
Thank you everyone! Perhaps the split king or 2 twin xls that we can push together and pull apart as needed might be the best solution! Thanks again!
I really don't want to sleep in separate rooms, Aside of getting 2 twin beds, has anyone found any mattresses that actually eliminate feeling the movements or any other innovative solutions?
Yes, the doctors definitely don't offer advice on supplements. I know Magnesium helps me, and I would imagine it couldn't hurt his PLMD, but I worry that it would make the apnea worse. Perhaps it is worth a call to the pharmacist.
My husband currently takes a low dose of pramipexole for his PLMD. Without it, he flails horribly. He has been sleeping badly lately. Sometimes he has trouble falling asleep. Sometimes, he gets up SUPER early and can't get back to sleep. His Dr recommended upping the dose, but this is certainly not a med he wants to keep upping. Plus, sleep issues appear to be a common side effect. Has anyone taken a supplement while taking this med that helps with sleep? Is it safe to maybe try Melatonin or Magnesium in addition?
For anyone who has undergone minor surgery, AKA a colonoscopy... Did you take your plmd medication before? Just wondering if my husband does not take it will he end up jerking when they put him under Lake to dacian?
Good luck! I hope they surprise you and give you answers.
My husband has sleep apnea and plmd. He has been taking pramipexole for about a year now. However, it now seems to be affecting his sleep negatively. He wakes up at about 3 a.m. every morning and can't fall back asleep. I know insomnia is a side effect of this drug. Has anyone had success with Gabapentin? I know that that actually is supposed to increase good quality sleep. He usually takes the medications about 4 or 5 nights a week as to not become completely dependent.
What exactly is the king ensemble? 2 XL twin beds pushed together?