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By Cathy On 2017.10.27 07:48
My PWP was diagnosed in 2013, but had demonstrated symptoms since 2008. He is 69 years old and has become an emotional wreck. I know he is in constant pain; doesn't sleep well, but he cries all the time. He has the appearance of a baby in distress, especially when he sees family or friends. As soon as they enter our home, he starts crying. We can see them out of our home too and he still cries. He cries with me alone; he cries when hes at the doctors office..He cries when he's alone. Have any of you experienced this with your PWP and do you have any suggestions. This is my first post and was HAPPY to find somewhere to find help. Parkinson's is so difficult for all of us..those that have it and us that take care of them.

By LOHENGR1N On 2017.10.27 08:52
Hi Cathy, glad you found us and welcome to the forum. Sounds to me like something else is going on it could be medicinally related. Has he had any change in medication in the last six months or so? What does the Doctor say about it. (you mentioned he cry's at the doctors office) It sounds like Pseudobulbar Affect. Check it out and see if it fits and bring it to the Doctors attention, if that is the problem it is treatable and so is if it's a side-effect of the medications. Others will answer to try to help. Hope this helps a bit and again welcome to the forum.

By Cathy On 2017.10.27 10:01
Thank you. No meds changed. I will discuss with his Dr the possibility of PA that you suggested. He is not the best at taking new meds, but hopefully we can find something to help.

By jcoff012 On 2017.10.28 13:18
Hi, Cathy,

One of the symptoms of depression is uncontrollable sadness and crying. PWP very often are depressed and many times cannot verbalize it. I am far from a doctor, but our oldest daughter was diagnosed as having depression and for two years went to counseling and was prescribed antidepressants. She is off the meds and doing well now. I have no idea if this is a factor or even a cause, but like Al says, talk to his neuro for help. Donít wait til your next appointment...call now. Both of your qualities of life are at stake here. Good luck and let us know. Hugs, Jane

By VioletV On 2017.10.28 17:25
Cathy,
What a difficult situation you have described. I concur with others who have already posted. Please make sure that your husband has seen a Parkinson's expert - a Movement Disorders Specialist, along with others who can assess this terrible distress. In all my reading of people's postings about PD I have never encountered such suffering. I hope that you are able to find help for him and for you. And please stick with this forum. There are many compassionate people here who welcome your giving voice to what you are experiencing.

VV


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