Hi, If you are a non tremor dominant pd patient having sleep issues, kindly help. I am currently having sleepless nights. My sleeping aid like Mirtazapine, clonazepam and Melatonin does not work for me anymore. I started with 15mg mirtazapine, 3mg melatonin and half 0.5mg clonazepam, which worked for roughly 7 to 8 months. I increased to 9mg melatonin, 30mg mirtazapine and half and a quarter of 0.5mg clonazepam which worked for only one month.
My main problem is falling asleep and staying asleep. The best I have ever got to sleep post pd diagnosis 5 plus years ago is 5hours unbroken sleep. I don't want to be hooked on too many antidepressants or anxiolytics for sleeping. So please help.
I was told at the ER last night by a doctor on call that, it is usually the parkinson's medication, that causes insomnia mostly. He however gave a new prescription for an antidepressant Trazodone. He also wants my MDS reduce/adjust my Rytary.