Sleep Behavior Disorder

    • October 4, 2021 at 10:43 am

      I was wondering if anyone has also been diagnosed with rem sleep behavior disorder? Before I developed all of my other neurologic symptoms and started medications I was having bizarre dreams and thrashing in my sleep. This has continued since diagnosed with CIDP and has gotten to the point where sometimes I am punching, kicking, and screaming in my sleep and my wife has to wake me up. I spoke to my neurologist about this, and he said most of his cidp patients have some sleep disorder whether rem behavior disorder, restless leg, sleep apnea. I was just wondering if anyone else has been diagnosed with REM sleep behavior disorder and what you have done for treatments? My neurologist said we could try klonopin which I really don’t want to start. Thanks


    • October 4, 2021 at 1:44 pm

      In the past, before I’d gotten my CIDP under control, I’ve had strange dreams, and restless leg. Often I would cry out in my sleep. But I always associated it with my pain meds. I also had a strange sensation where my nerves seemed charged, almost like my nerves were short-circuiting, which would wake me out of a dead sleep. Some times it would effect my legs, sometimes my arms, or torso, or all of the above. It was very hard to describe the sensation, the only way I could describe it was absolute torture.