Viewing 9 reply threads
  • Author
    Posts
    • #15354
      Jean Mellano
      Participant

      One of the symptoms of PD is drooling while sleeping and during awake hours.   I end to drool at night sometimes, but not during the day?  Is drooling a problem for you?  How do you handle it?

    • #15388
      laura seymour
      Participant

      I was given the diagnosis of PD a week ago today.  But, way before that, I noticed I had been drooling on my pillowcase at night.  I also thought I was not quite meeting all of my mouth when I’d take a drink, but now I think it was a form of drooling.  I have been reading a lot about PD and it’s mindblowing to see the many symptoms/problems I had are now explained by the diagnosis!

      • #15399
        Jean Mellano
        Participant

        hi laura, i tend to blame everything on PD, it is a good scapegoat LOL

    • #15401
      laura seymour
      Participant

      Hi Jean, it sure is! Is there an article I should read that will give me a general idea of what this disease may bring? I know everyone is different and that there is no time schedule for various symptoms to appear. But, I would just like to be informed as I start this new phase of my life. Thanks so much!
      take care,
      laura

    • #15408
      Jean Mellano
      Participant

      hi laura, i am not aware of any one place to go to find out what possible symptoms can result from PD.  In addition to bradykinesia( slow movement), dystonia (rigidity and stifness) dyskinesia (uncontrollable body movement,  poor fine motor skills ( typing, writing), drooling, urinary incontinence, voice/swallowing issues, gait and posture issues can also be symptoms.  i have found these websites to be helpful:

       

      https://www.davisphinneyfoundation.org/

      https://www.apdaparkinson.org/

      https://www.michaeljfox.org/

       

      On the other hand, sometimes ignorance is bliss…

      • #15410
        laura seymour
        Participant

        Thanks, Jean! I’ve got the general idea. You’re right about ignorance being bliss. This is probably all I need to know. I love the quote that you or Ally sent me about acceptance is not resignation. My new mantra!

    • #15411
      Jean Mellano
      Participant

      i dont know if that was me that passed on that quote to you, but I heard it last week at PD summer School, but   it is a good mantra, mine is fight back with compassion:  https://parkinsonsnewstoday.com/2019/07/09/fight-back-compassion-kindness/

    • #15523
      Lou Hevly
      Participant

      Yes, I drool. And my mouth hangs open when I observe anything interesting for very long.

      • #15531
        Jean Mellano
        Participant

        lou

        my mouth hung open when i observed anything interesting before i was diagnosed with PD lol

        • #15532
          Lou Hevly
          Participant

          😉
          I was taught never to talk with my mouth full, but if I want to get a word in edgewise in this country (Catalonia) I have to grab any opportunity. So I used to be pretty good at it, but now with PD I’ve had to give it up.

    • #15533
      Jean Mellano
      Participant

      LOL

    • #16169
      Shirley Cypher
      Participant

      My husband used too before diag.  meds and speech therapy stopped it.  He had asperial pneumonia when he was diagnosed.  (spent a month in rehab due to pneumonia and pd.   Was on liquid diet then soft food when released.  went on to be able to eat any thing.  The speech therapy was major I think in stopping the drooling as the exercises strengthened the mouth and throat muscles.  He had serious drooling before diag.  Thought it was old age (86).  Ask your doctor about speech therapy.

      • #16177
        Jean Mellano
        Participant

        shirley

        thankyou for sharing… I am planning to speak to my neuro about speech therapy this week for my speech and swallowing.

    • #16170
      Shirley Cypher
      Participant

      Forgot to say his mouth stills hangs open most of the time. lol

    • #16267
      TimR
      Participant

      Occasionally, perhaps once or twice a month.

      • #16281
        Jean Mellano
        Participant

        tim, thats not too bad, it seems like this is happening more frequently with me now, especially during the day.

Viewing 9 reply threads
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

©2021 KLEO Template a premium and multipurpose theme from Seventh Queen

CONTACT US

We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.

Sending

Log in with your credentials

or    

Forgot your details?

Create Account