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    • #19803
      Mary Beth Skylis
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      My Dad recently told me that he has woken up in the middle of the night punching the air or battling a nemesis of some kind. The nightmares worry him because he doesn’t want to hurt my Mom. Why do you think Parkinsons patients have nightmares? Is this symptom possibly associated with medication? And have you learned how to manage this issue?

    • #19951
      Roy
      Participant

      I have had nightmares similar to your dad’s for many years, way before I knew I had PD. Therefore, I do not believe they are caused by medication.

    • #19957
      Daniel Best
      Participant

      My dad acted out violently in his sleep long before his PD diagnosis.  So I agree with the other responder that I don’t believe it’s the medication

    • #19960
      Steve
      Participant

      Likely due to REM Behavior Disorder which is thought to be both prodromal to PD as well as symptomatic of PD. Caused by loss of domaminergic cells in the substantia nigra of the brain.

    • #19961
      Steve
      Participant

      Melatonin and Clonazepam are cited as symptom treatment.  Injury to bed partners is a concern and often drives people to seek help.

       

       

    • #19949
      Jack edmonston
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      I’ve had vivid nightmares and have acted some of them out.  Tried to crawl out the window,.  Up a wall.

      Punched my wife.

      Here’s the story: https://www.healthline.com/<wbr />health/vivid-dreams-causes#<wbr />causes

       

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