another sensitive questiion
Posted 21 August 2011 - 09:20 AM
I find that late at night, and in the middle of the night, when the sinemet has worn off, I have the urge and need to pee but I can't. The muscles just won't let it happen. If I sit long enough and push like I'm giving birth, I can go but not completely empty my bladder. So then I don't really sleep well because I feel like I gotta pee. Does anyone else have this problem? I'm wondering if I should ask for sinemet cr for bedtime?
Went for the sleep study that the University of Penn asked me to do in support of their research - sleep and PPD. I hope I never actually need to have another one! I got very little sleep. LOL the doctor conducting the study came in a few times and asked if I needed anything and please relax. How can you relax with those things taped to your skin? And all the wires! As a result of little sleep, I felt absolutely horrible yesterday. PD full blown. Neighbor had a clambake and I didn't stay.
Today my son's roommate and mom are coming so we can be sure the boys have everything they need for their dorm room. We take him to Lock Haven next Saturday. When did my baby grow up?
Have a good day
Posted 21 August 2011 - 05:51 PM
No bladder problems here... yet.
Concerning your son. I wish I could invent a pill that keeps kids at 3 years old. (Not ! But those were really fun years. I was a homeschooling stay-at-home dad for two of those years. They were great.) I have a daughter who's a Junior at Indiana U. But we live 25 miles away so she commutes and I see her when she is not busy. We just took our first son to University 135 miles away. I never lived in a dorm myself, so when he was packing and when we unloaded in his room, it was quite the experience.
Posted 21 August 2011 - 09:20 PM
My kids grew up and now I get to be the child. But it's fun remembering the good times. One son stayed at the dorms one year during college and I remember going to see the room and looking up at the ceiling in the hall saw a piece of pizza sticking there. Well, I remember it that way. Those were the good old days.
Age 64. Diagnosed 2006.
Meds-Carbidopa/levodopa 25-100mg cr tabs four times daily
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B12 tab for memory loss one daily
Posted 21 August 2011 - 10:03 PM
Posted 21 August 2011 - 10:40 PM
I think Carol gave good advice. Wouldn't hurt to have the dr check for infection just to be on the safe side.
Posted 21 August 2011 - 11:13 PM
First of all buy a box of UTI test strips and keep them on hand and check for a UTI any time you have this happen. You can get them at most drug stores.
Urinary urgencies are extremely common when sinemet wears off and go away when the sinemet is working so by all means get some sinemet CR. It is WONDERFUL. I had good luck with two drugs to stop this but once I started on sinemet I no longer needed them unless I had a crash - which I do have regularly because of food interference, BUT there are many other reasons to use sinemet CR at night. When the sinemet wears off EVERYTHING stiffens up including your intestines, blood vessels and all sorts of other things besides the muscles you use consciously. I have horrendously high blood pressure at night if my sinemet wears off so I even overdose a bit just to keep it down. I take the CR every six hours and use the regular for rescue and to jump a gap so I can take the CR at bedtime. It will pretty much take you through the night. Then in the morning if I want to sleep in I just chew a regular 25/100 tablet, snooze for a couple of hours, then take my CR for the day. SOOO much easier than doing the regular sinemet all day long. You only get about 70% of the CR and start low to see just how much it will build up on you during the day as I was taking a really high dose and going manic in the afternoon. What is manic? Think of an ADHD 8th grade boy with 6 cups of coffee and a couple of beers.OBNOXIOUS, KNOW IT ALL, I CAN DO ANYTHING so don't bother to tell me why I shouldn't. The pitiful part of it though is that you'll feel great but your SO will be ready to smack you by the time it wears off, which it does. It's funny unless you do what I did and go out back with a bunch of horses and step in a hole and twist my ankle and get laid up for two week and get a couple of blood clots in my leg, one of which caused a pulmonary embolism. VERY DUMB of me. But I was taking a 50/200 every two hours because I had some things going on where I had to be "on" all the time. Now I take 1.5 50/200 every six hours with excellent results. So you see why I went manic. You won't go manic unless you really load up on it is what I'm trying to say. Certainly not just taking it at night or every six hours as the pharmacist recommended as a starting point.
Good luck and let us know how you're doing.
Posted 21 August 2011 - 11:36 PM
Posted 23 August 2011 - 08:22 PM
I'm fine during the day. It's just at night when all the sinemet wears off. I think the next time I see my doc I'll ask about sinemet cr for night.
Thanks again! I'm sure eventually I'll have another good question for you.
Posted 09 April 2012 - 09:19 PM
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