Better night

I had a better night last night, because I was put on some different medication to help me sleep.

Although it was just the first night, I am still feeling tired, but I will be interested to see if thus really works. 

This is a small disease at present, because people with Lewy body dementia, have a reaction to to some medical treatments, but if this seems to work it can be increased in a couple of months.

I have had trouble before with certain medications, but it seems that I am sensitive to some medical treatments because of the Lewy body dementia, so it's a case of wait and see what happens now.

Next week I am also off to see my doctor about problems with my right leg and walking. 
I have been struggling with pains in my right hip, knee and ankle joints, and it feels as if my leg is twisted and out of line. 


I understand part of this could be gait, and also osteoarthritis, so I await the results.  

I know I had osteoarthritis in the hip, so whether this has now spread down to other joints in my leg I don't know.

Still I am getting around much better since using my walking stick, which also helps my balance, so life goes on. My only concern is that I occassionally drag one foot, which causes me to fall, but this does not happen too much

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  1. Ken, wondered how the new med was working for sleep. With probable LBD my sleep has sure been messed up too. Last night I got close to 6hours, but my average has probably been 4hours sleep per night in the past week -- not long enough to properly renew my brain cells. growl snarl at Lewy Body! -- Truthful L. Kindness

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  2. Its been pretty hit and miss over the last few nights. I have had one good nights sleep, and the rest were peaceful if nothing else.
    I feel a little more relaxed on a morning when I wake up, and don't seem to be having any nasty problems during the night, or nothing I can remember later, so I am feeling more positive. I am still on the lower dose of medication at present, but this can be stepped up after I am used to it. I suppose at present I am getting a good 4 fours sleep, and just cat napping after that, but its better than before. I just have to be patient.

    Ken

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